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The Left/Right Challenge to the Failed “War on Drugs”

8 hours 58 min ago
More and more conservatives and liberals, from the halls of Congress to people in communities across the country, are agreeing that the so-called “war on drugs” needs serious rethinking. First, we should define our terms. The “war on drugs” that … Continue reading →

Schooling for Myths and Powerlessness

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:23
All over America, school children are completing another academic year before their summer vacation. This invites the questions, what did they learn and what did they do with what they learned? I’m not talking about their test scores, nor the … Continue reading →

The Losing Warfare State

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 06:49
  The USA is still bogged down in Afghanistan (the 16 year-old occupation is the longest in American history) and in Iraq (since the unconstitutional, illegal invasion of the country 14 years ago). With about 30,000 poorly equipped fighters, the … Continue reading →

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader Asks Why the Entire House Congressional Delegation from Connecticut Refuses to Sign HR 676 or Full Medicare for All Legislation

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 13:43
May 4, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader Asks Why the Entire House Congressional Delegation from Connecticut Refuses to Sign HR 676 or Full Medicare for All Legislation.   Dear Representatives Joe Courtney, Elizabeth Esty, Rosa … Continue reading →

It’s About Bringing Your Congress Back Home, Citizens!

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 15:09
The large marches, in Washington, DC and around the country, calling attention to importance of science and focusing on the calamitous impacts of climate change  had impressive turnouts. But the protests would have been more productive if they concentrated more … Continue reading →

Remarks by Ralph Nader on the United Airlines Settlement with Dr. David Dao

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:21
  April 27, 2017 For Immediate Release   United Airlines speedy and secret settlement, announced today, with Dr. David Dao could not have happened without the superlawyer, Tom Demetrio, handling Dr. Dao’s case. United lawyers did not want to go … Continue reading →

Trump’s Hundred Days of Rage and Rapacity

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:28
The Lawless-loving corporatists have worked overtime to besmirch the word “regulation” (or law and order for corporations) and edify the word “deregulation,” to help bring about their dream state of  dismantled or weakened regulation. Here is one little-mentioned ongoing disaster … Continue reading →

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 →