Why Didn’t Speaker Pelosi Want Witnesses?

February 19, 2021
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By Ralph Nader February 19, 2021 On the morning of February 13, 2021, just before the Senate impeachment trial abruptly ended with Trump’s acquittal, Constitutional law specialist Bruce Fein and I sent the following plea to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. More than 240 years of heroic sacrifices by our forebearers to plant the seeds of…


February 14, 2021
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Donald J. Trump has once again circumvented justice, but not because of a want of facts or law. His life preserver was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to refrain from calling critical witnesses possessing “smoking gun” incriminating evidence at Mr. Trump’s second impeachment trial. Her plan to abandon an Ace of Spades for a Two…

Why didn’t Speaker Pelosi call the witnesses?

February 13, 2021
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February 13, 2021 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Office of the Speaker H-252 US Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: More than 240 years of heroic sacrifices by our forbearers to plant the seeds of a government of the people, by the people, for the people are not being furthered by your shortsighted eagerness for…

Democrats Disarm Themselves Before Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial

February 8, 2021
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By Ralph Nader February 8, 2021 Donald Trump, has with luck, eluded the consequences of being a failed gambling czar with no respect for the law. But his luck has reached a new level with Congressional Democrats refraining from holding him accountable for breaking the law and violating the Constitution as regularly as the rising…

Unpublished Washington Post Letter-to-the-Editor on the passing of Larry King

February 4, 2021
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Letters-to-the-Editor The Washington Post February 4, 2021 Dear Editor: Before becoming a leading celebrity interviewer on CNN, as described by Hank Stuever’s January 24, 2021 article, Larry King developed a pioneering nationally syndicated late-night radio talk show in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Larry invited civic advocates & authors often ignored by the mainstream…

The Struggle Inside Senator Mitch McConnell’s Brain

February 3, 2021
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By Ralph Nader February 3, 2021 Since 2015, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has ruled the Senate with an iron hand, describing himself as “the Guardian of Gridlock.” He was Senator “NO,” except for confirming over 200 mostly corporatist federal judges. Now comes a new challenge for Mitch McConnell as he leads 49 other Republican…

New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now

January 22, 2021
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By Ralph Nader January 22, 2021 Today the New York Times rediscovered its previous auto safety news beat that blossomed in the 1960s after my book, Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) caused an uproar in Detroit. Reporter Christopher Jensen told New York Times readers about a new report by a coalition of six automotive safety groups demanding that the new…

Trump’s Finale from Impeachment to Conviction

January 15, 2021
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By Ralph Nader January 15, 2021 Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, a graduate of Harvard Law School, asked his colleagues: “If inciting a deadly insurrection is not enough to get a president impeached, then what is?” Ten Republicans voted for Impeachment, but 197 House Republicans disagreed. Trump incited the crowd in person on the Mall. He…

Can Justice Finally Overtake Trump, Its Most Defiant Fugitive?

January 8, 2021
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By Ralph Nader January 8, 2021 Despite the many crimes Donald Trump regularly committed over four years, it took his blatant incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to put him on the road to prison. (See: Letter to vice President Mike Pence Re: Invocation of Amendment 25). What…

Letter to Vice President Mike Pence Re: Invocation of Amendment 25

January 8, 2021
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January 7, 2021 Honorable Mike Pence Vice President of the United States The White House Office of the Vice President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. Vice President: We strongly urge you and your Cabinet colleagues to invoke paragraph 3 of Amendment 25 to have you immediately assume the powers and duties…