Democrats – Broaden Your Campaign Messages and Strategies!

October 7, 2022
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By Ralph Nader October 7, 2022 With just over four weeks to Election Day, the Democratic Party still has time to realize its limitations, which have led to them losing winnable races, or barely squeaking by at the federal and state levels. Imagine the worst, most corrupt, lying, dictatorial GOP since its creation in 1854…

Big Campaign 2022 Issue: GOP’s Cruelty to Children

September 30, 2022
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By Ralph Nader September 30, 2022 Republican Party leaders didn’t have a Platform in 2020. Their Senate leader, Senator Mitch McConnell (Rep. KY), presently tells reporters inquiring about the GOP agenda if the Republicans regain a congressional majority: “I’ll let you know when we take it back.” Pretty smug and arrogant. But the GOP’s actions…

Practice the One Percent Movements People!

September 23, 2022
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By Ralph Nader September 23, 2022 Long before the Covid pandemic, it was important to ask, where are the mass movements to enact in Congress majoritarian-supported changes and reforms? Another question: Whatever happened to the mass rallies that used to command the attention of our 535 members of Congress to whom we have given our…

Who is Raising Our Children? Liberating Tweens From Corporate Tentacles

September 17, 2022
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By Ralph Nader September 17, 2022 Consider the harmful, grasping tentacles by corporations around the bodies and minds of youngsters through relentless direct marketing that bypasses parental authority. Now comes my sister Claire Nader’s new book You Are Your Own Best Teacher! Sparking the Curiosity, Imagination and Intellect of Tweens. The corporate creep started out…

Statement by Ralph Nader on the Passing of Barbara Ehrenreich

September 9, 2022
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The loss of Barbara Ehrenreich to the many causes of justice in our country is evident in her many realistic writings. Her most famous book, Nickel and Dimed, represented reporting at its best—experiencing the lives of poor people, speaking with them, and then conveying their grim reality to millions of Americans who might take their…

Democrats: To Win in November Listen to the Messages of Citizen Groups

September 9, 2022
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By Ralph Nader September 9, 2022 Prospects for Democrats winning in November in the House and Senate have picked up recently. Nonetheless, political pundits are still not counting on the Democrats to win the House of Representatives. Candidates have eight weeks to refine their policies, messages, and strategies to energize and mobilize voters. If they…

How About a Civic Group to Oppose a Cashless Society?

September 1, 2022
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September 1, 2022 The most perceptive ancient historians and philosophers could not have foreseen a time when a certain type of mass convenience and abundance becomes a threat to democracy, justice and dispersed power. Welcome to the incarcerations of the credit card payment systems Gulag and the corporate state’s drive to stop consumers from paying…

An Unpublished Letter to the Washington Post

August 30, 2022
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August 15, 2022 Letters-to-the-Editor The Washington Post 1301 K Street NW Washington, DC 20071 Re: your article “Historians Privately Warn Biden that America’s Democracy is Teetering” – August 10, 2022 Dear Editor: Joe Biden is the latest in a number of presidents who have invited academics to inform about the workings, promises and perils of…

Make Congress Accountable

August 26, 2022
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By Ralph Nader August 26, 2022 Its failings and subservience to corporatism are historic in scope. This is the 50th anniversary of our Congress Project that profiled in detail members of Congress. No citizen group has ever done this before or since. Our 1972 Congress Project provides a context for measuring the decline of Congress,…

To Democrats: Make Labor Day A Workers’ Action Day

August 17, 2022
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By Ralph Nader August 17, 2022 Labor Day presents a great opportunity for the Democratic Party to compare their election year story of being on the side of labor, as opposed to the GOP which is invariably backing the wealthy and giant corporations. Unfortunately, the Democrats have not been taking advantage of the one national…