In the Public Interest

Wrecking America: How Trump’s Lawbreaking and Lies Betray All

By Mark Green and Ralph Nader October 22, 2020 Political analysts of all stripes have concluded that President Trump has a base of supporters who are credulous, immovable, and unpersuadable. Allow us to briefly test that hypothesis, but to ignore the skins-shirts labels — Left-Right, Democrat-Republican — that often though not always determine how a…

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Corporatist Judge Barrett – Two More Senate Abstentions Needed to Stop Trump

By Ralph Nader October 16, 2020 In a 1995 book review published in the University of Chicago Law Review, Elena Kagan (now Justice Kagan) wrote about judicial nominees avoiding disclosing their views on legal issues. She said, “[T]he safest and surest route to the prize lay in alternating platitudinous statement and judicious silence. Who would…

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“Loser” – Pence Bullies Fabrications Through Debate Time Rules

By Ralph Nader October 9, 2020 Vice President Pence “debated” Senator Kamala Harris in a way that reminded voters of how he and his boss, Donald Trump, have lawlessly misgoverned since 2017. Pence arrogantly and continually broke through the time rules that he and the Republicans agreed to obey. Again and again, Pence blew through…

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Ginsburg Institute for Justice Needed for Our Depleted Democracy

By Ralph Nader October 2, 2020 Jean Monnet – a founder of the European Union once said: “Nothing is possible without men, but nothing is lasting without institutions.” I’m reminded of his observation each time our country loses a “just” Supreme Court Justice. So, what will follow after the few days of prominent encomiums at…

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To Democratic Voters – Up Your Demands; To Trump Voters – See How He Didn’t Deliver for You

By Ralph Nader September 25, 2020 Here is some practical advice for casting informed votes to improve the livelihoods of all Americans where they live, work, and raise their children and also to lessen their anxiety, dread, and fear. Democratic voters should demand that the Democratic Party candidates pledge to vote to (1) raise the…

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Why Do Americans Give Away So Much Control to Corporations?

By Ralph Nader September 18, 2020 The American people own most of the wealth – private and public – and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not. The American people have most of the power in the country. The top one percent do not. These assertions may surprise you,…

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Trump’s Broken Promises to His Voters – He Didn’t Deliver!

By Ralph Nader September 11, 2020 Trump voters are not inclined to change their minds. Some of them are forever Republicans and will only vote the GOP ticket; they are called hereditary voters. Others can’t stand the Democratic Party nominees, won’t vote for the Libertarian ticket, and will only vote for Trump. Some love Trump…

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Can the Democratic Party Rev the Engines to Topple Tyrant Trump?

By Ralph Nader September 4, 2020 Why can’t the Democratic Party landslide the serial corporate criminal and government outlaw Donald Trump? He is a servant of Wall Street and, by his deeds favoring the powerful, a proven “enemy of the people.” Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and…

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Democrats Must Demolish Trump’s Delusional Law-Breaking Dystopia

By Ralph Nader August 28, 2020 Donald Trump continually breaks multiple laws. Yet the serial lawbreaking, lying Trump is playing the “law and order” card against street protestors reacting to fatal cases of police brutality. Armed pro-Trump provocateurs are attending civic protests and generating casualties and property damage, as was the case recently in Kenosha,…

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Democratic Convention: New Faces, Similar Policies but Sharp Contrast with Trumpism

By Ralph Nader August 21, 2020 A national political nominating convention, as the Democrats have just completed, is, to be sure, a mutual admiration event. A steady stream of speakers led to the finale with the acceptance speech by the presidential candidate, Joe Biden. But the Convention has another declared purpose:  to show the country…

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