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Ranking the Infinite Greed, Power and Controls of Giant Corporations

August 6, 2020
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By Ralph Nader August 6, 2020 The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. When greed and power are exercised by giant multinational corporations that escape the discipline of the nation-state, the potential for evil becomes…

Ralph Nader and Colleagues Call on Speaker Pelosi to Revive the Office of Technology Assessment

August 3, 2020
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August 3, 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Office of the Speaker H-252 U.S. Capitol United States Congress Washington, DC 20515 RE: Your Authority to Fund the Defunded Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Constructive Leverage! Dear Speaker Pelosi, A critical arm and intellectual infrastructure of Congress – the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) – has been…

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Writes to Me!

July 31, 2020
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By Ralph Nader July 31, 2020 Years ago, Elizabeth Brennan Moynihan told me about her disgust with the Democratic Party’s outside consultants. These consultants were not competent. They were arrogant, costly, and looking out first for their interests, not the candidates they were supposed to advance. She threw them out and personally took over her…

Letter to AOC 7.31.20

July 31, 2020
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July 31, 2020 Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 229 Cannon House Office Building U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515-3214 Dear Representative Ocasio-Cortez, Your going to the floor of the House of Representatives to take to task Representative Ted Yoho for his disgusting and sexist epithet following your exchange with him exposed to a national audience the…

Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt and Perilous Speculation

July 24, 2020
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By Ralph Nader July 24, 2020 The Federal Reserve Board – our unaccountable Central Bank – needs more citizen and Congressional supervision. Fees from financial institutions fund its operations, not Congressional appropriations. It is as secret as it wants to be and that’s plenty. (See Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the…

Calls Mounting For Trump to Step Aside From Covid-19 Bungling

July 17, 2020
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By Ralph Nader July 17, 2020 Public Citizen’s open letter, co-signed by over twenty nonprofit civic organizations working for the public health, demanded that Trump and Pence immediately give up their disastrous daily mismanagement of the Covid-19 response. Trump’s bungling and ignorance have allowed the Covid-19 virus to spread faster at an alarming rate around…

The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump’s Resignation

July 10, 2020
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By Ralph Nader July 10, 2020 Today’s New York Times headline boldly exclaimed, “PRESIDENT IS ‘NOT ABOVE THE LAW,’ JUSTICES DECIDE.” But then the Supreme Court majority found a way not to apply the law to Trump’s defiance of Congress. Didn’t this question get decided in 1776 and more formally in 1787 by our Founders?…

Statement by Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein on Trump v. Mazars

July 9, 2020
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The partial U.S. House of Representatives victory in the enforcement of four subpoenas for Trump and family financial records from third parties in Trump v. Mazars today in SCOTUS underscores the folly of congressional resort to federal courts in lieu of impeachment for defiance of subpoenas. The subpoenas were issued in April 2019. The SCOTUS…

Trump and Pence – Step Aside for Professional Pandemic Scientists and Managers

July 2, 2020
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By Ralph Nader July 2, 2020 Major changes in society can be accomplished by a fast-emerging, broad-based civic jolt so obvious and persuasive that it overwhelms the entrenched powers. The most urgent job is for people to organize to get Trump and Pence to step aside from their bungling, making-matters-worse mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Letter to President Trump – June 26, 2020

June 29, 2020
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June 26, 2020 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: Do you think you have enough on your table these days? Wait until the Israeli government, fortified economically and militarily by U.S. taxpayers, illegally annexes a large region of the Palestinian West Bank, including the…