In the Public Interest

America’s Streets and Squares Are Waiting: Massive Rallies Work!

By Ralph Nader November 7, 2019 Around the world people are marching, rallying, and demonstrating in huge numbers. Some of these countries are ruled by dictators or plutocratic regimes, others are considered democracies. Despite the peril of protest, people are seeking justice, freedom, and decent livelihoods. Many boast about the United States being the oldest…

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Buffeting Boeing CEO’s Rope-a-Dope in Congress

By Ralph Nader November 1, 2019 This past week, Boeing’s deadly 737 MAX crashes were the focus of two back-to-back hearings – one in the Senate and one in the House. In the House Transportation Committee hearing, at least 50 Democrats and Republicans criticized Dennis Muilenburg’s mismanagement and implied criminal negligence. Muilenburg’s actions allowed Boeing’s…

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Excluding the Civic Community Excludes Life-Savers

By Ralph Nader October 23, 2019 The lawmakers are doing it. The candidates are doing it. The mass media are doing it. All are excluding from their arenas the leading citizen groups as never before, since the early nineteen sixties. The nonprofit national advocacy/research organizations that led the way for social reforms are being shut…

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Where Are The Influentials Who Find Trump Despicable?

By Ralph Nader October 18, 2019 The British political philosopher, John Stuart Mill, was a man of many pithy phrases. Possibly his most widely quoted assertion is that “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” This quote fits the Trump age perfectly. Where…

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“I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President.” Really!

By Ralph Nader October 11, 2019 It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust – President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote. Six House Committees have been investigating and assembling for months…

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Shame of a Nation: The 1% Rules, the 99% Lets Them!

By Ralph Nader October 3, 2019 There has never been more access to food – domestic and imported – yet hunger is an ongoing problem everywhere. In the U.S. alone, 16.5 million children go to bed hungry and 20% of community college students are experiencing “food insecurity.” Never have there been more communications technologies, yet it…

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Trump—Will He Implode with Lies Before He is Impeached?

By Ralph Nader September 27, 2019 Donald Trump said he believes the Constitution lets him do “whatever I want as President.” In over two and a half years, Trump has been a serial violator of the Constitution, unmatched by any president in American history. Just about every day he is a constitutional outlaw. Constitutional scholar…

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25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections

By Ralph Nader September 18, 2019 Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer — full Medicare for all — is simple, affordable, comprehensive…

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Big Business Lies Taught a Watchful Donald Trump

By Ralph Nader September 12, 2019 For avalanche-level lying, deceiving, and misleading, mega-mimic Donald Trump need look no further than the history of the corporate advertising industry and the firms that pay them. Dissembling is so deeply ingrained in commercial culture that the Federal Trade Commission and the courts don’t challenge exaggerated general claims that…

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Chuck Todd, Labor Day, and Getting Serious

By Ralph Nader September 4, 2019 Labor Day has come and gone. To most people it’s a day off and a splash of sales. The symbolism and meaning that inspired this national holiday back in 1894 has long since dissipated. Labor Day parades are affairs of the past, with very few exceptions, and those that…

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