The Fall of the House of Cuomo – Lessons Unlearned

August 20, 2021
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By Ralph Nader August 20, 2021 The resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo invites comparisons, historical context, and proposals for the future. First, the comparisons: Former President Donald J. Trump must be chuckling. As the worst sexual predator to rule the White House, he must be wondering about the “weak” (his word) loser who…

“Nobody is Above the Law” – Except The “Big Boys”

August 14, 2021
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By Ralph Nader August 13, 2021 Law schools should have courses on the expanding immunities of government and corporate officials from criminal prosecution and punishment. Guest lecturers, speaking from their experience, could be Donald J. Trump, George W. Bush (criminal destruction of Iraq), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the Sackler Family of…

Fallacies of Political Labelism

August 6, 2021
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By Ralph Nader August 6, 2021 Alexander Burns is a leading political affairs analyst for the New York Times.  Unfortunately, even he has accepted the ill-defined political labelism swallowed wholesale by his journalistic colleagues. Words to describe Democratic politicians as “moderate,” “centrist,” “center-left,” “center-right,” “leftist,” or House Democratic Caucus Chair, Hakeem Jeffries’ recent denunciatory nomenclature…

Statement by Ralph Nader on the Passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

August 5, 2021
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Richard Trumka took the hard road from working in the coal mines to heading the United Mine Workers and becoming president of the AFL-CIO. He was the voice of organized and unorganized labor all over the country. A constant reader of labor history and social justice books, he knew full well about the burgeoning damage…

Collapsing Federal Corporate Crime Enforcement

July 30, 2021
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By Ralph Nader July 30, 2021 As the size and severity of the corporate crime wave surges, Congress is asleep at the switch. The mostly captive Capitol Hill Gang has sat on an antiquated federal criminal code, starved the budget of regulatory health, safety, and consumer/labor protection agencies, and let corporate crooks routinely get away…

Inside Bezos – A Five-Year Old Boy – Outside, A Cunning Extraterrestrial Profiteer

July 23, 2021
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By Ralph Nader July 23, 2021 Jeff Bezos touched down after his 10 minutes, 10 second vertical 66 mile zoom above Earth. He felt so on top of the Earth that he agreed to one-on-one interviews with a gaggle of salivating reporters. Looking over a list of their names, he spotted journalist Greg Galaxy and…

The Power Structure for Deadly Lag and the Prophetic Work of Unsung Heroes

July 16, 2021
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By Ralph Nader July 16, 2021 Kicking life-saving solutions endlessly down the road is the mark of the brutish power of the corporations over the innocents. Fifty years ago, medical research warned about the overuse of antibiotics creating mutations of resistant bacterium, making these drugs less effective. Dr. Sidney Wolfe warned about this criminal negligence…

Challenge Government’s Autocratic Incommunicados

July 9, 2021
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By Ralph Nader July 9, 2021 The First Amendment to our Constitution declares that Congress cannot abridge the right of the people “…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Unfortunately, this vital tool of our democracy is easily circumvented by Congress simply not responding whatsoever to “petitions” by the citizenry. This government undermining…

Mind-Stretching Summertime Book Recommendations

July 2, 2021
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By Ralph Nader July 2, 2021 1. Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain by Gero Leson. Dr. Leson, Bronner’s vice president, tells the inside story of pioneering efforts for “building and scaling” ethical production, cooperating with suppliers in Sri Lanka, Ghana, India, Palestine, and beyond, and…

Leaves Must Be Canceled. All Hands on the Congressional Deck.

June 25, 2021
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Ralph Nader June 25, 2021 Open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Senator Chuck Schumer: Readers of the Washington Post this past Sunday, many of whom work at least a 40-hour week with short vacations, were informed by reporter Paul Kane about the large number of recess days the Senate and the House are…