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Dishonoring Earth Day 2022 with An Oil, Gas, Coal & Nuclear Heyday

April 22, 2022
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By Ralph Nader April 22, 2022 Instead of championing solar, wind and conservation energy, the GOP (Greedy Old Party) is championing the skyrocketing profits and prices for the omnicidal fossil fuel and atomic power companies. Surging gasoline prices at the pump are not met with excess profits taxes on profit-glutted Big Oil. Rather the GOP…

Consumer Protection Progress and Regress – From the Sixties to Now

April 15, 2022
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By Ralph Nader April 15, 2022 I’m often asked whether consumers are better or worse off since the modern consumer movement took hold in the nineteen sixties. Let’s look at the record. Motor vehicles are much safer, less polluting, and more fuel efficient now, but not nearly what they should be. Today, consumers have warranty…

Corporate Media Ignores Senate Hearing on Corporate Greed and Inflation

April 8, 2022
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By Ralph Nader April 8, 2022 It is exceedingly rare for a major congressional committee to hold hearings on “corporate greed” leading to corporate profiteering and surging prices on consumer goods. On April 5, 2022, Senate Budget Chairman, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) chartered uncensored territory on corporate avarice with a lead witness, former Secretary of…

Bruce Fein: NY Times Letter to the Editor Re: “Madeleine Albright Warned Us, and She Was Right,” Opinion by Hillary Clinton, March 25, 2022)

April 4, 2022
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March 28, 2022 Letters to the Editor The New York Times To the Editor: Hillary Clinton’s exaltation of the late Madeleine Albright neglects the warts and all necessary for a genuine portrait as Oliver Cromwell understood.  Was Ms. Clinton seeking to defend her sister misadventures,  miscalculations, and extraconstitutional stumbles? Ms. Albright sermonized against “moral numbness”…

Going for Big Watch on Big Budgets

March 31, 2022
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By Ralph Nader March 31, 2022 What if $10 billion were raised over ten years for civic action to transform Congress and make it do what it should be doing for the people (See: Think Big to Overcome Losing Big to Corporatism 1/7/22)? In a more recent column, Facilitating Civic and Political Energies for the…

No Corporate Law and Power Questions for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

March 25, 2022
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By Ralph Nader March 25, 2022 In over twenty hours of grueling confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republican Senators (Cruz, Cotton, Hawley, Blackburn, and Graham) found much time to disgrace themselves, using the Judge as a prop for their despicable political ambitions. Meanwhile the Democratic (and Republican) Senators…

Commercial Defrauding of Uncle Sam—Biggest Booming Business

March 18, 2022
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By Ralph Nader March 18, 2022 The biggest business in America is stealing and defrauding the federal government, Uncle Sam and you the taxpayers. In terms of sheer stolen dollars, the total amount is greater than the annual sales of Amazon and Walmart over the past two years. Before getting to the real big stuff,…

Going for Tax Reform Big Time

March 11, 2022
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By Ralph Nader March 11, 2022 What if $10 billion were raised over ten years to transform Congress and make it do what it should be doing for the people (See, Think Big to Overcome Losing Big to Corporatism, 1/7/22)?  In a more recent column, Facilitating Civic and Political Energies for the Common Good, 2/2/22,…

Biden Neglects to Make the Crucial Request to the Citizenry for His Program

March 7, 2022
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By Ralph Nader March 7, 2022 The President’s State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress is the media event of the year for the occupant of the Oval Office. Joe Biden spoke for an hour, covered lots of predictable policy ground, and also praised, promised, and reassured “the people.” But, as…

Everyone Loses in the Conflict Over Ukraine

February 25, 2022
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By Ralph Nader February 25, 2022 When two scorpions are in a bottle, they both lose. This is the preventable danger that is growing daily, with no end game in sight between the two nuclear superpowers, led by dictator Vladimir Putin and de facto sole decider, Joe Biden. Putin’s first argument is, Washington invented the…