Inverted Corporate Capitalism – Blocking Their Owner-Shareholders

May 26, 2023
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By Ralph Nader May 26, 2023 It is the season of annual shareholder meetings for giant corporations when CEOs go through the motions of elections for their Board of Directors and approval of other resolutions. People who own stock in General Motors (GM) receive the “GM Meeting Information” in an envelope emblazoned with this disingenuous…

Unstable Trump Double Down as the Odds Against Him Increase

May 19, 2023
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By Ralph Nader May 19, 2023 I have co-authored, with Mark Green, two books on Donald J. Trump, and I’ve thought a lot about the toll his presidency has taken on our country. Trump’s legacy goes beyond him being a toady of Wall Street interests or an inflator of massive, wasteful military budgets, or his…

A Response to Gail Collins, March 16th 2023

May 16, 2023
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This is the full letter I wrote to the New York Times responding to Gail Collins fact-deprived diatribe. Unfortunately, due to space limitations by the Times, the letter had to be cut in half. I have urged the Times over the years to expand their letters to the editors space from the current two column…

The Sadistic GOP’s Debt Limit Ploy vs. the People

May 10, 2023
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By Ralph Nader May 10, 2023 Raising the federal debt limit over the years has secured unconditional routine Congressional passage and was endorsed by presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. After all, it allows the U.S. Treasury to pay past and existing bills, not expand future spending. Routine, that is, until the recent arrival of…

Free Contest

May 4, 2023
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Update: May 8, 2023 The amount of time spent on the line with customer service as of the announcement of the contest was 3 hours. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, it would have taken less than 10 minutes max—no bureaucratic switchings to other staff, no demand for drivers’ license, identification, etc. no voicemail, no…

To Super-Rich Apple CEO Tim Cook: Give More Bite of the Apple to Charity

April 28, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 28, 2023 Here is a letter that Steve Clifford and I sent to the CEO Tim Cook of Apple corporation, whose percentage of charitable giving relative to its taxable income is astoundingly low as compared to other corporations noted below. Apple should increase its charitable giving. April 24, 2023 Tim Cook,…

Scranton Joe Nevermore – It’s Always Been Delaware Joe

April 21, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 21, 2023 In early March 2023, President Joe Biden embedded in his proposed 2024 budget to Congress revenue increases through tax measures that the rich and corporations do not like. Like his predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, he doesn’t really mean what he says. Biden’s four proposed increases are significant…

A Coalition of Citizen Groups Hold Demonstration at the U.S. Supreme Court Calling for Investigations and the Resignation of Justice Clarence Thomas

April 19, 2023
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 13, 2023, at 12 PM ET, engaged citizens concerned with protecting the true administration of justice, public confidence in the nation’s highest court, and the rule of law gathered at the front steps of the Supreme Court on First Street NE to demonstrate the need for Justice Clarence Thomas to…

Be a Capitol Hill Citizen on Your Congress

April 14, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 14, 2023 Spring, the season of renewal, is here. The ants are diligently building their little symmetrical ant hills. The robins are in their nests occupied with posterity. And the anointed members of Congress, after a long recess, aka vacation, return to work on April 17th. The next day, April 18th…

Some of Trump’s Brazen Violations of the Laws Moving to the Courts

April 7, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 7, 2023 If there was a giant composite lawsuit against Donald J. Trump, for his over forty years of recurring criminal and civil violations, (while a corporate boss and politician) the only recourse for his lawyers would be to plead the insanity defense. Until this week, in a New York State…