Special Features

Letter to Attorney General-Designate Merrick Garland

March 8, 2021 Merrick Garland Attorney General-Designate U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 Re:  Criminal violations of the Hatch Act, 18 U.S.C. 610 Dear General Garland: Enclosed is correspondence (including attachments) we had with predecessor Attorney General William Barr requesting the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate credible evidence of…

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Immediate Impeachment and Removal of President Donald Trump

December 27, 2020 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi H-232 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515 Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 RE: Immediate Impeachment and Removal of President Donald Trump Dear Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader McConnell: As we warned last year, the narrow and anemic impeachment articles…

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Statement by Ralph Nader on the 50th Anniversary of OSHA

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). President Richard Nixon signed the bill into law at a White House ceremony on December 29, 1970. Our citizen advocacies were central to its passage over the opposition of the business lobbies, but were not invited to the White House signing. We…

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Recommended Civic Groups for Year End Charitable Giving

For those of you who make last minute charitable contributions to “good works,” here is my recommended list of really stalwart, result-oriented, no-nonsense civic advocacy groups. You can find out yourself all they are doing with modest budgets by going to their websites. They are the lighthouses of a democratic society. Appalachia-Science in the Public…

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Unsafe at Any Speed Fifty-fifth Anniversary (1965-2020)

November 30, 2020, marks the 55th anniversary of the publication of Ralph Nader’s landmark book Unsafe at Any Speed. The book highlighted the faulty rear suspension system of the General Motors Corvair, This defect could cause the Corvair to skid violently and roll over. The corporate negligence that produced the various Corvair defects, Nader said,…

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Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson

November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your…

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Statement by Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein on Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh Election Law Violations

Conservative media celebrities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh have flagrantly violated the federal election law prohibition of donating anything of value exceeding $2,800 to a presidential candidate. The ongoing strategic collaboration between Trump, Hannity and Limbaugh is obvious and has been widely documented in newspapers and books. Both Hannity and Limbaugh have collaborated with President…

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Statement on Trump/Limbaugh “Radio Rally”

The media has neglected the most flagrant violation of the equal time broadcast requirement for presidential candidates under section 315 (a) of the Communications Act. On October 9, 2020, radio opinion host Rush Limbaugh conducted a 2-hour “radio rally” for Donald Trump  to openly advance his 2020 presidential political campaign.  Green Party presidential candidate Howie…

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Questions for Judge Amy V. Coney Barrett

On September 26, 2020, President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Amy V. Coney Barrett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court held by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In 1994, I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Stephen…

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Statement on the DeFazio Report

The House Transportation Committee report documented serious past failures and cover-ups relating to the Boeing 737 MAX disasters. The report did not address the imminent question of returning the 737 MAX to service. Such a return should never happen without addressing and fixing the basic aerodynamic instabilities that rendered it unairworthy. The next step, according…

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