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Closing Democracy’s Doors Until the People Open Them

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:55
In 2006 a book was published called Losing Our Democracy by civic leader, Mark Green. His 21st book, it was the usual Mark Green brand of meticulous research with memorable examples. One would have thought such an important subject would … Continue reading →

Trump: Dumping More Prosecutors?

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:47
The turmoil inside the Trump White House is much more intense than the media is reporting. Palaces of intrigue, under perceived siege by political and law enforcement adversaries, tend to boil inward before they burst outward. One of the most … Continue reading →

Obama: Launch Watchdogs in Washington

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 06:54
After eight grueling years in the White House, ex-president Barack Obama looked forward with his wife Michelle to a deserved, extended rest and vacation. Nearly five months later, he’s enjoying the company of the rich and famous at their secluded … Continue reading →

End the Greedy Silence – Enough Already!

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 13:50
It is time Americans rise up against the corruption, inefficiency, and cruelty of our healthcare system and tell its corporate captors and Congress – Enough Already! For decades other countries have guaranteed universal health insurance for all their people, at … Continue reading →

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

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:31
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 →