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What are the Super-Rich Democrats Waiting For?

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 07:59
Democratic Party loyalists are always complaining about the big-money fat cats behind the Republican Party’s candidates and platform. Over the last few election cycles, the Democratic Party has lost most state legislatures, governorships, the US Senate, the US House of … Continue reading →

The Savings and Stability of Public Banking

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:18
By Ralph Nader April 11, 2017 As a society obsessed by money, we pay a gigantic price for not educating high school and college students about money and banking. The ways of the giant global banks – both commercial and … Continue reading →

Self-Censored Questions by Career Questioners

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:43
I’ve always been intrigued by the major questions not asked by reporters at press conferences, not asked by legislators at public hearings or even the questions citizens at town meetings don’t ask public officials. It’s not that they do not … Continue reading →

Crash of Trumpcare Opens Door to Full Medicare for All

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:50
You can thank House Speaker Ryan and President Trump for pushing their cruel health insurance boondoggle. This debacle has created a  big opening to put Single Payer or full Medicare for all prominently front and center. Single Payer means everybody … Continue reading →

Reason and Justice Address Realities

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:03
March 22, 2017 By Ralph Nader It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns … Continue reading →

“Making America Great” at Americans’ Expense

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:53
Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at  their expense. He  made many conflicting … Continue reading →

An Open Letter to Congressman John Conyers on HR 676

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 13:59
Congressman John Conyers 2426 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 March 10, 2017 Dear Congressman Conyers, Some of us are wondering why the 64 members of the House who have signed on to HR 676 – the single payer/full … Continue reading →

Bad Bob Goodlatte Blocks Your Day In Court

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:50
  Why does House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Rep. VA) want to fast-track legislation  overhauling civil litigation that protects all Americans—including those in his Congressional District, who simply wish to have their day in court when wrongfully injured or … Continue reading →

Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier than We Think

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:08
By Ralph Nader March 1, 2017 Back in Congress following February recess’s raucous town meetings, Republicans are shuddering. Instead of nearly empty auditoriums, where legislators’ staff often outnumber voters in attendance, meetings were packed with citizens determined to block the … Continue reading →