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Unpublished Washington Post Letter-to-the-Editor on the passing of Larry King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

Georgians – Go Vote for a Long Overdue Raise!

December 31, 2020
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By Ralph Nader December 31, 2020 Lots of people have Georgia and its crucial two Senate runoff elections next Tuesday on their minds. Some people are pouring money into what will easily be the most expensive Senate races in history. Between the Democrats and Republicans, about half a billion dollars will enrich TV stations and…

Immediate Impeachment and Removal of President Donald Trump

December 30, 2020
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December 27, 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi H-232 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 RE: Immediate Impeachment and Removal of President Donald Trump Dear Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader McConnell: As we warned last year, the narrow and anemic impeachment articles…

Statement by Ralph Nader on the 50th Anniversary of OSHA

December 29, 2020
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Today is the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). President Richard Nixon signed the bill into law at a White House ceremony on December 29, 1970. Our citizen advocacies were central to its passage over the opposition of the business lobbies, but were not invited to the White House signing. We…