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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 →

Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:12
In not so merry old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies could be … Continue reading →

An E.Coli’s Message to President Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 09:51
The current troubling news reports from China are describing a major Avian Flu epidemic among huge flocks of chickens. Such epidemics have been worrisome to public health specialists because they could be the precursor of transmission to humans and a … Continue reading →

Citizens Getting Justice Done

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 16:43
Far from the corrosive political circus unfolding in Washington, DC, local citizen groups are improving  conditions for the people in their own backyards. Although they receive almost no national media attention, these stalwart citizens work tirelessly to make their country … Continue reading →

An Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:35
  Senator Bernie Sanders 332 Dirksen Building Washington, D.C. 20510 tel (202) 224-5141 fax (202) 228-0776 February 3, 2017 Dear Senator Sanders: I hear that you will be debating Senator Ted Cruz next Tuesday on CNN in prime time where … Continue reading →

Flailing Trumpsters Upset a Hijacked Nation

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:56
The Trump Gang, hardly two weeks in the White House, is giving strong, petulant signals that it is hijacking the checks and balances of our democratic institutions. Coupling the Boss’s easily brusiable ego, marinated in infinite megalomania, with ideologues harboring … Continue reading →

Statement on the Passing of Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:04
Without doubt, Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld knew more and did more about energy conservation and efficiency than anyone else in the country. Working out of Sacramento, CA and Washington, DC and prodding his colleagues in the physical sciences, he put many … Continue reading →

An Open Letter to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 14:07
Dear Mayor Bowser, Regarding the front page article in the Washington Post, “Congress Moves to Gut DC Laws” (January 19), you and your aides bristled at this gross interference in local government. This Republican-dominated Congressional overthrow of DC laws could … Continue reading →