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Remarks by Ralph Nader on Senators’ Calls for Al Franken’s Resignation

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:36
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2017 Remarks by Ralph Nader Many Democratic Senators have demanded that Senator Al Franken resign immediately from the US Senate over accusations by six women that Senator Franken made unwanted advances and engaged in sexual … Continue reading →

The Republicans’ Devious Tax Attack on the People

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:22
By Ralph Nader December 6, 2017 Have the Republican greed-hound toadies gone too far? How much are the American people going to take before they replace the reckless Republicans in the next election? Low and middle-income Americans are bracing for … Continue reading →

Nader Calls Out Pelosi for Double Standard: Pelosi Called on Conyers to Resign But Not Trump?

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:32
For Immediate Release December 6, 2017   For more information contact: Ralph Nader 202-387-8030   Last week, Nancy Pelosi called on Congressman John Conyers to resign from office after allegations of sexual harassment were reported in the media.   But … Continue reading →

Be Aware of the Dark Side of Sports Media

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:27
By Ralph Nader November 28, 2017 The sports pages of major newspapers, such as the Washington Post, are thriving while other sections of newspapers such as business sections or book review pages struggle to survive. That doesn’t mean that the … Continue reading →

National Democratic Party – Pole Vaulting Back into Place

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 08:28
By Ralph Nader November 22, 2017 Seeking to capitalize on the Republicans’ disarray, public cruelty and Trumpitis, the Democratic Party is gearing up for the Congressional elections of 2018. Alas, party leaders are likely to enlist the same old cast … Continue reading →

Letter to Democratic Senators on Stock Buybacks

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:47
Dear Senator, Please see my recent column on the practice of stock buybacks. This would be an effective point to raise to aggressively push back against the Republican tax plan, which would only provide corporations more capital to burn buying … Continue reading →

The Rule of Power Over the Rule of Law

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:03
By Ralph Nader November 15, 2017 Me Too is producing some results. At long last. Victims of sexual assault by men in superior positions of power are speaking out. Big time figures in the entertainment, media, sports and political realms … Continue reading →

Public Cynicism Enables Costly Political Hypocrisy

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:44
The political hypocrisy of crony capitalism –  touting market capitalism while making taxpayers fund corporate welfare – is a rare and unfortunate case of bipartisan consensus. Republicans openly embrace it, but many Democrats also fall prey to government-guaranteed corporate capitalism … Continue reading →

The Serious Price of the Hyperconvenient Economy

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:43
Apart from sensual appeals, the chief marketing wave in our country is selling convenience. It has reached a level of frenzy with companies like Amazon and Walmart racing your order to your doorstep (with Amazon now wanting the electronic key … Continue reading →

Why Harvard Law School Matters: A New Critique

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 07:02
By Ralph Nader October 26, 2017 As Harvard Law School celebrates its 200th anniversary with two days on October 26 and 27 of events attended by hundreds of alumni, some law students, led by Pete Davis (’18), are inviting the … Continue reading →

Ralph Nader Calls on President Trump to VETO Anti-Consumer Bill

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 14:43
October 25, 2017 President Donald Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, The Senate has voted to repeal a crucial pro-consumer protection, with Vice President Michael Pence casting the final vote to break a 50-50 tie. … Continue reading →

Why is Nobelist Economist Richard Thaler So Jovial?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:41
By Ralph Nader October 18, 2017 When Professor Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago received the news that he had won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for “contributions to behavioral economics,” he faced an eager press with … Continue reading →