Archive for the 'Ralph Nader' Category

FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS WE CANNOT ALTER…

March 23rd, 2017

Ralph Nader, in Reason and Justice Address Realities, writes:F 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 of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the […]

SILLY CITIZENS, COURTS ARE FOR BILLIONAIRES…

March 9th, 2017

That lawsuits—like the one from infamous Stella Liebeck—are only filed by greedy ne’er do wells seeing fast money in suing big corporations with deep pockets hoping for go-away money, is a matter of dogma among a large segment of economically disadvantage (i.e. not on the Forbes’ 400 list) Americans. The dogma, of course, is pure […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
WE’RE NOT PAID, BUT REPRESENTATIVES ARE…

March 2nd, 2017

Last Saturday afternoon, some 200 or so of Congressman Jim Renacci’s constituents stood in the cold outside his Parma office because the doors was looked and Renacci and his staff were missing in action. We will have another chance to demand that Renacci start doing his job in Strongsville on Monday, 6 March, at the […]

COURTS FOR BILLIONAIRES, NOT THE REST OF US…

February 23rd, 2017

Ralph Nader, in Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts, writes: 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 adjudicated under trial by jury. […]

REMEMBER WHAT KILLED H.G. WELLS’ MARTIANS…

February 16th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in An E.Coli’s Message to President Trump, writes: 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 possible global pandemic. Since President […]

WE THE PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, JOIN IN…!

February 7th, 2017

Ralph Nader could have been addressing any meeting of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus with this essay. Nader, in Citizens Getting Justice Done, writes: 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, […]

SEEING THE METHOD IN TRUMP’S MADNESS…

February 2nd, 2017

Ralph Nader, writing in Flailing Trumpsters Upset a Hijacked Nation, looks at President Donald John Trump’s first two weeks in the Oval Office: 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 […]

NADER PENS AN OPEN LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP…

January 18th, 2017

Ralph Nader writes: Dear President-Elect Trump, You’ve come a long way without my advice, but ascension to the White House invites listening to what this letter has to say. During the primary campaign you said more than once that you had to speak and behave the way you did to get the mass media’s attention. […]

$2 BILLION IS A SLAP ON THE CORPORATE WRIST…

January 13th, 2017

Ralph Nader, writing in an Open Letter to Attorney General Lynch: Prosecution or Guilty Pleas for Corporate Crime, makes the case against clemency: Dear Attorney General Loretta Lynch: News outlets are reporting that you are about to settle the criminal case with Takata airbag defect case for nearly $1 billion and the Volkswagen emissions cheating […]

PAY ATTENTION TO THE MEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN…

January 4th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in Ready for the Jawboning Presidency of Donald Trump, writes: All signs point to Donald Trump becoming a jawboning president without equal in American history. That is, jawboning by exerting rhetorical bombast focused on people, corporations and institutions, with massive media propulsion behind the very personal presidency he will establish. It will be […]

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER 20 JANUARY 2017…

December 27th, 2016

As I predicted months ago, the inauguration of Donald John Trump as president of The United States Of America will galvanize Americans behind Our Revolution. Ralph Nader, writing in Tripwires for the Trumpsters, offers a taste of what he thinks is coming: The Trumpsters are coming to town—led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare […]

AFTER THE BIG LIFT COMES THE BIGGER FALL…

December 26th, 2016

This Ralph Nader essay was originally written on 7 October but I’ve allowed my email inbox to explode and the piece was lost in the crush. Nader, in Trump—Betrayer in Chief, writes: Let’s say you’re inclined to vote for Donald Trump largely because you dislike Hillary Clinton and are fed up with government messing up […]

BOMBING FOR PEACE, ONE AT NATION AT A TIME…

December 25th, 2016

This Ralph Nader essay was originally written on 30 September but I’ve allowed my email inbox to explode and the piece was lost in the crush. Nader, in The Jolting Graphic Novel of Our Times, writes: If there is one glaring omission among the daily declarations of both empty suit Donald Trump and hawkish Hillary […]

WHAT THE PRESIDENT CAN ACHIEVE IN 31 DAYS…

December 20th, 2016

In 31 days, the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama will come to an end and private citizen Obama and his family will embark on a new chapter in their lives. What the President does between now and then may have powerful repercussions. Many are hoping that an Obama not concerned about going along to get […]

DONALD TRUMP’S WEDGE OF BLACK SWANS…

December 13th, 2016

So, as President-Elect Donald Trump tweets towards inauguration day, what’s real in his head? Ralph Nader, writing in Trump Trumpets His Real Plans, has some thoughts: Even for a failed gambling czar, Donald Trump has been surprisingly quick to show his hand as he sets the course of his forthcoming presidency. With a reactionary fervor, […]

RALPH NADER PLAYS AESOP…

December 11th, 2016

Ralph Nader, in Animals to Humans—Listen, Learn and Respect! writes: I have long wondered what the animal kingdom—mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects—would want to tell us humans if we and the animals had a common language? Well, in my new Fable—Animal Envy (Seven Stories Press)– a “Human Genius” invents a digital translation application whereby […]

TRUMP THROWS HIS BASE UNDER THE BUS…

December 7th, 2016

Ralph Nader, in Trump and His Betraying Makeover, writes: Attention workers who voted for Trump, either eagerly or as a vote against the hawkish, Wall Street favorite, Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump, less than a month after the election, has already begun to betray you. You can often see where a president-elect is going by his […]

THE BARRICADES WILL CRUMBLE WITHOUT PEOPLE…

November 19th, 2016

Yes, I understand that this posting violates my no news rule until after Thanksgiving, but I trust Ralph Nader far more than the usual crew and he’s offering his unfiltered opinion on events, not news, so deal. Optimists are hoping for a Trump makeover. They cling to his brief victory remarks suggesting that he wants […]

CLARENCE DITLOW: 1944-2016…

November 12th, 2016

Ralph Nader, writing in The Guardian Angel for America’s Motorists, remembers: America’s motorists are less safe today with the passing of their Guardian Angel—engineer/lawyer Clarence Ditlow, the Director of the Center for Auto Safety. The generating force behind the recalls of millions of defective motor vehicles, Mr. Ditlow pressured the federal auto safety agency and […]

WE THE PEOPLE MUST GATHER THE SILVER…

November 5th, 2016

Ralph Nader, writing in The Silver Linings of Silver-Tongued Donald, discovers the seemingly impossible from Election 2016: Are there any silver linings to the tumultuous, degrading, sordid presidential campaign of Donald Trump—a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king, and supreme hypocrite to his own accusations about others? Yes. Here are seven: 1. New York Times […]

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