Special Features

Statement on the Passing of Victor Navasky

January 27, 2023 Our country has lost a great writer and public citizen. Victor Navasky, long time editor of The Nation Magazine, author of memorable books of truth about important issues, and a former first-class satirist, passed away at age 90. A great American fighter for a just society and a non-stop defender of the…

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New Legislation Would Mandate DOJ Create Database of Corporate Criminal Offenses

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2022 Contact: Ralph Nader or Francesco DeSantis, , 202-320-6344, [email protected] New Legislation Would Mandate DOJ Create Database of Corporate Criminal Offenses Rep. Scanlon and Sen. Durbin’s Bill Would End Differential Treatment of Corporate versus Street Crime Data WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer safety, labor, environmental and other groups lauded a new…

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Statement by Ralph Nader About Michael Pertschuk’s Extraordinary Careers

November 18, 2022 The passing of health and safety champion, Michael Pertschuk concludes a life offering many lessons for members of Congress and their staff. Pertschuk, a Yale Law graduate, was the key staffer for the powerful Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Warren Magnuson (D-WA), for fifteen years. In 1977 President Carter appointed him…

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Open Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Charitable Donations

Dear Tim Cook, The other day I received a solicitation call from Oxfam, the well-regarded global charity dealing with epidemics of hunger in afflicted countries. The gentleman informed me that, in the east African countries suffering from drought, a human being dies from starvation about every 75 seconds. You make $833 a minute based on…

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Statement by Ralph Nader on the Passing of Barbara Ehrenreich

The loss of Barbara Ehrenreich to the many causes of justice in our country is evident in her many realistic writings. Her most famous book, Nickel and Dimed, represented reporting at its best—experiencing the lives of poor people, speaking with them, and then conveying their grim reality to millions of Americans who might take their…

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An Unpublished Letter to the Washington Post

August 15, 2022 Letters-to-the-Editor The Washington Post 1301 K Street NW Washington, DC 20071 Re: your article “Historians Privately Warn Biden that America’s Democracy is Teetering” – August 10, 2022 Dear Editor: Joe Biden is the latest in a number of presidents who have invited academics to inform about the workings, promises and perils of…

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Statement by Ralph Nader On Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology

August 10, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tesla’s major deployment of so-called Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology is one of the most dangerous and irresponsible actions by a car company in decades. Tesla should never have put this technology in its vehicles. Now over 100,000 Tesla owners are currently using technology that research shows malfunctions every eight…

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Re: “Justice Thomas Should Take a Long Look in the Mirror” NY Times, May 15, 2022

To the Editor: Re: “Justice Thomas Should Take a Long Look in the Mirror”. Maybe the Democrats should take a look in the mirror. They confirmed Thomas’s nomination in 1991 by a vote of 52-48 which included 11 Democratic Senators crossing over in a Democratically-controlled Senate under Majority Leader George Mitchell. They gave the country…

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Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein Statement on the January 6th Committee Enforcing Subpoenas

Last month, Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the Capitol, voiced doubts about the committee’s authority to enforce its subpoenas. He said: “If we subpoena them and they choose not to come, I’m not aware of a real vehicle that we can force compliance.” The…

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Statement on J. Robert (“Bob”) Hunter’s Retirement

Feb. 3, 2022 “Bob Hunter has been the greatest advocate for consumer justice against the insurance industry in American history. As a trained actuary, and having been Federal Insurance Commissioner and later Texas Insurance Commissioner, Bob knew where the machinations, frauds and gouging were in this secretive industry. With geniality, he won battle after battle…

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