What the Mass Media Needs to Cover Re: Israel/Gaza Conflict

February 24, 2024
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By Ralph Nader February 23, 2024 Last October 27, I suggested subjects the mainstream media needed to cover relating to the saturation bombing of Gaza and its defenseless civilian families and infrastructure. Looking at these topics now, four months later, despite massive reporting, the attention to these subjects is still thin and more deserving of…

Biden & Blinken – Rule of Illegal Power Over Rule of Law

February 16, 2024
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By Ralph Nader February 16, 2024 Among the puzzling questions that the media chooses to ignore is asking high government officials why they are exercising the illegal use of power that violates the rule of law which they are required to obey. This week, the Veterans for Peace (VFP) made it very easy for reporters…

Free Youngsters from Their Screens

February 9, 2024
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February 9, 2024 Silicon Valley’s wardens of the Internet Gulag continue their daily abduction of youngsters into their addictive grip. Harm to the physical and mental health of millions of tweens and teens, separating them from family, community and nature, has been condemned by Democratic and Republican state and Congressional lawmakers, conservative and liberal families…

Six Key Cities Can Host 2024 Presidential Debates

February 1, 2024
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By Ralph Nader February 1, 2024 In 2004 author George Farah exposed the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) as a creation in 1987 of the Republican and Democratic Parties to take control away from the “uppity” League of Women Voters (LWV). The League had been the sponsor of presidential debates every four years. Farah’s book…

Attention Reporters, Editors, Readers and Shareholders of Gannett

January 30, 2024
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We would like to hear from reporters, editors, readers and shareholders of the Gannett company with suggestions to expand the readership of its USA Today and major city dailies. Journalism is not the strong suit of Gannett’s Board of Directors. There are opportunities to improve these papers and make them more compelling to residents of…

Provoking Trump to Defeat Himself Jujitsu Style

January 26, 2024
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By Ralph Nader January 26, 2024 Part of Donald J. Trump’s public persona is to behave like a pouting tween. This trait was on display Tuesday night after the New Hampshire primary results were in, showing Trump getting 54% to Haley’s 43%—the results were closer than polls were predicted. Haley preceded Trump with an address…

What If Our Society Valued Civics as It Does Entertainment?

January 19, 2024
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By Ralph Nader January 19, 2024 A teacher once said to me: “A society pays for what it values.” If so, our society values commercial entertainment, including spectator sports, orders of magnitude more than it values civics defined as the rights and duties exercised by citizens in a democracy. What if we lived in a…

Five Omnicides Facing Our Unprepared World

January 12, 2024
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By Ralph Nader January 12, 2024 The countries that straddle our tormented world are woefully unprepared to counter and prevent five Omnicides already underway or looming menacingly on the horizon. This is increasingly true with the yearly passage of neglected opportunities. The gap between our mounting knowledge and its application to these global threats is…

Letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland

January 11, 2024
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January 9, 2024 Merrick B. Garland United States Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Re: Petition for Writ of Mandamus to accelerate criminal trial date for Donald Trump in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 23-CR-80101, tentatively set for May 20, 2024…

Sidney Wolfe: The Doctors’ Doctor for Prevention and Accountability

January 6, 2024
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With the passing of Dr. Sidney M. Wolfe at the age of 86, our country has lost one of the greatest “extra-ordinary” physicians of the past half century. There have been physicians who developed great life-saving vaccines and medications (e.g., smallpox, polio, HIV/AIDS). But because of Sid’s endurance and the range of his work as…