In the Public Interest

From Trump Tower to Dictatorial Trump Power Over Law

By Ralph Nader August 30, 2019 Donald Trump is “dumb as a rock” (to use his phrase) when it comes to the programs and the policies of the federal government agencies over which he is allegedly presiding. However, when it comes to defending and expanding his own political power, Trump is shameless and profoundly cunning.…

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They Don’t Make Republicans Like the Great Paul Findley Anymore!

By Ralph Nader August 22, 2019 They don’t make Congressional Republicans like Congressman Paul Findley anymore. Not even close! In his 22 years in Congress (1960 – 1982), Paul Findley achieved a sterling record for fundamental positions, proposals and breakthroughs that revealed a great man, pure and simple. He never stopped learning and applying his…

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With the Boeing 737 MAX Grounded, Top Boeing Bosses Must Testify Before Congress Now

By Ralph Nader August 14, 2019 Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes, one in Indonesia last October and one in Ethiopia this past March, took a combined 346 lives. Steady scrutiny by the media reported internal company leaks and gave voice to sidelined ex-Boeing engineers and aerospace safety specialists. These experts have revealed that Boeing’s executives…

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Big Pharma: Gouges, Casualties, and the Congressional Remedy!

By Ralph Nader August 7, 2019 The Congress can overturn the abuses of Big Pharma and its “pay or die,” subsidized business model for its drugs. Big Pharma’s trail of greed, power, and cruelty gets worse every year. Its products and practices take hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S. from over-prescriptions, lethal combinations…

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Trump’s Effective Intimidation of the Powerful Federal Reserve

By Ralph Nader August 2, 2019 The Federal Reserve (the Fed) – the United States’ version of a Central Bank – is a strange duck. It is the U.S. government’s most powerful regulatory agency. It, after all, regulates money and interest rates. Yet, its budget comes entirely from the banking industry and relationships with the…

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Only Civic Driven Voter Turnout can Defeat Tweeter Trump

By Ralph Nader July 26, 2019 Does the Democratic Party know how to defeat the foul-mouthed, bigoted, self-enriching crony capitalist Donald Trump? Trump pretends to be a populist. In reality he does the bidding of Wall Street instead of Main Street and weakens or repeals governmental health and safety programs. Defeating corrupt, disgraceful, disastrous Donald…

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Will Any Disgusted Republicans Challenge Trump in the Primaries?

By Ralph Nader July 18, 2019 In 1956, then Senator John F. Kennedy authored a best-selling book titled Profiles in Courage, in which he told the stories of Senators in American history who, on principle, bucked the tides of power. Today, some Republican writer or conservative syndicated columnist – George Will or Max Boot –…

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An Unsurpassable Sterling Record of Stamina!

By Ralph Nader July 10, 2019 I’ve always been fascinated by stamina. Lou Gehrig was my boyhood hero, and not just because of his batting average, clutch hitting, and dignified comportment. From 1925 to 1939 he played 2,130 ballgames in a row, not missing one, despite injuries and illnesses. (It was the record until eclipsed…

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Highly Recommended Books for 2019 Summer Reading

By Ralph Nader July 1, 2019 The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff (PublicAffairs, 2019): You’re already experiencing the early stages of Big Corporations becoming Big Brother while Big Government becomes the Big Pussycat. Unfortunately, indentured Members of Congress drink the milk…

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Trump Invites Debates Over Omnivorous Crony Capitalism

By Ralph Nader June 27, 2019 Donald J. Trump’s 2020 election strategy is to connect his potential Democratic opponents with “socialism.” Trump plans to use this attack on the Democrats even if Senator Bernie Sanders, who proudly calls himself a “democratic socialist,” doesn’t become the presidential nominee (Sanders has been decisively re-elected in Vermont). Senator…

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