The Sadistic GOP’s Debt Limit Ploy vs. the People

May 10, 2023
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By Ralph Nader May 10, 2023 Raising the federal debt limit over the years has secured unconditional routine Congressional passage and was endorsed by presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. After all, it allows the U.S. Treasury to pay past and existing bills, not expand future spending. Routine, that is, until the recent arrival of…

Free Contest

May 4, 2023
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Update: May 8, 2023 The amount of time spent on the line with customer service as of the announcement of the contest was 3 hours. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, it would have taken less than 10 minutes max—no bureaucratic switchings to other staff, no demand for drivers’ license, identification, etc. no voicemail, no…

To Super-Rich Apple CEO Tim Cook: Give More Bite of the Apple to Charity

April 28, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 28, 2023 Here is a letter that Steve Clifford and I sent to the CEO Tim Cook of Apple corporation, whose percentage of charitable giving relative to its taxable income is astoundingly low as compared to other corporations noted below. Apple should increase its charitable giving. April 24, 2023 Tim Cook,…

Scranton Joe Nevermore – It’s Always Been Delaware Joe

April 21, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 21, 2023 In early March 2023, President Joe Biden embedded in his proposed 2024 budget to Congress revenue increases through tax measures that the rich and corporations do not like. Like his predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, he doesn’t really mean what he says. Biden’s four proposed increases are significant…

A Coalition of Citizen Groups Hold Demonstration at the U.S. Supreme Court Calling for Investigations and the Resignation of Justice Clarence Thomas

April 19, 2023
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 13, 2023, at 12 PM ET, engaged citizens concerned with protecting the true administration of justice, public confidence in the nation’s highest court, and the rule of law gathered at the front steps of the Supreme Court on First Street NE to demonstrate the need for Justice Clarence Thomas to…

Be a Capitol Hill Citizen on Your Congress

April 14, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 14, 2023 Spring, the season of renewal, is here. The ants are diligently building their little symmetrical ant hills. The robins are in their nests occupied with posterity. And the anointed members of Congress, after a long recess, aka vacation, return to work on April 17th. The next day, April 18th…

Some of Trump’s Brazen Violations of the Laws Moving to the Courts

April 7, 2023
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By Ralph Nader April 7, 2023 If there was a giant composite lawsuit against Donald J. Trump, for his over forty years of recurring criminal and civil violations, (while a corporate boss and politician) the only recourse for his lawyers would be to plead the insanity defense. Until this week, in a New York State…

Boomerang – Big Business Style

March 31, 2023
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By Ralph Nader March 31, 2023 One measure of corporate power’s dominance is its 24/7 relentless, profit-driven capacity to strike back and prevail over reforms or other efforts designed to give the people voice and fairness. Here are some examples that should give us pause in touting civic victories: A few years ago, during lunch…

Edgar Cahn – Making the Law Serve and Empower the People

March 27, 2023
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By Ralph Nader March 27, 2023 To say that in any self-respecting society law professor Edgar S. Cahn (1935-2022) should have been a Supreme Court Justice and a nationally known public intellectual, who organized communities for justice, is simply to recognize his historic career in concrete American jurisprudence. He and his wife Jean Camper Cahn…

Reckless Capitalist Banks Rescued by Government Socialism – Again!

March 20, 2023
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By Ralph Nader March 20, 2023 Once again, government socialism – ultimately backed by taxpayers – is saving reckless midsized banks and their depositors. Silicon Valley Bank (S.V.B) and Signature Bank in New York greedily mismanaged their risk levels and had to be closed down. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in return, to avoid…