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Big Institutions—Immunities, Impunities and Insanities

By Ralph Nader September 26, 2017 One of the first times I used the phrase “institutional insanity” was in 1973…

The Censorious Vortex of the “Flash News” Barons

By Ralph Nader September 20, 2017 For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way…

Destructive Stock Buybacks—That You Pay For

By Ralph Nader September 13, 2017 The monster of economic waste—over $7 trillion of dictated stock buybacks since 2003 by…

Needed – An Educational Institute to Extend Dick Gregory’s Legacies

On hearing about the loss of Dick Gregory, at age 84, political analyst and former White House counsellor Bill Curry…

Can the Politicians Heed the Lessons of Hurricane Harvey?

Hovering Hurricane Harvey, loaded and reloading with trillions of gallons of water raining down on the greater Houston region—ironically the…

Dick Gregory

The loss of justice-fighter, satirist Dick Gregory, at age 84 was received with cries from his friends that “he was…

Barack Obama: What’s He Waiting For?

By Ralph Nader August 22, 2017 The most popular Democratic leader by far is still former President Barack Obama. Despite…

The 16 Year War in Afghanistan – Headlines Tell the Story

Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell…

Will the Federal Civil Service Defend Us?

As the Trump wrecking crew ramps up its destructive campaign against federal health and safety protections and social services for…

Will a Mega-Billionaire Rescue America from GOP’s Insurance Mayhem?

Before recommending a practical way to reverse the devastating impact of Congressional Republicans’ attempts to strip tens of millions of…

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