Good Headline Writers Encourage More Newspaper Reading

By Ralph Nader September 1, 2023 Have you ever met a newspaper headline writer? Not likely. They are remarkably anonymous, receive no byline, of course, and very little recognition. There is only one major award for headline writing even though headlines serve a critical purpose in getting readers to read the articles or features. (See, … Read more

Mass Media – Stop Being a Trump Megaphone and Cover Civic Critics Rebutting Him

By Ralph Nader August 28, 2023 Marc Fisher of the Washington Post is often the “go-to” reporter editors choose to write Page One stories that synthesize and analyze the Big Story of the Day. On August 17th, Mr. Fisher delivered a lengthy feature titled, “Trump Follows Tested ‘Counterpuncher’ Playbook in Face of Indictments.” Alas, he … Read more

“That Lady from New England Who Shamed Us All.”

By Ralph Nader August 17, 2023 The mass media is reluctant to recognize civic heroes unless they display physical bravery such as rushing into a burning building to save a child. The media also lavishes vast coverage on sports heroes and entertainers. Unnoticed by the mass media was how it came about that the Illinois … Read more

Develop an Exit Strategy for the Endless War in Ukraine

By Ralph Nader August 14, 2023 Russia’s criminal war in Ukraine intensifies as it grinds on, World War I style with heavy casualties on both sides. While President Joe Biden keeps repeating that NATO, mostly meaning the U.S., will expand military support for Ukraine “as long as it takes.” “As long as it takes,” is … Read more

January 6th Indictment One Step Short of the Full Case Against Trump

By Ralph Nader* and Bruce Fein** August 4, 2023 On August 1, 2023, a federal grand jury indicted former President Donald J. Trump for conspiring to prevent Vice President Mike Pence, through a blizzard of knowing “Stop the Steal” lies, threats, intimidation, and mob violence, from counting judicially vetted state certified electoral votes as stipulated … Read more

Open Letter to Members of Congress: Crises Demand More Work Time Shorter Vacation

July 27, 2023 The Congress is about to embark on the longest of its numerous annual “recesses” – some would call these five weeks until after Labor Day in September a vacation from your Washington, D.C. workplace. Does it seem reckless not to be in session, holding hearings, floor deliberations, personally communicating with one another, … Read more

The Incommunicados

The Incommunicados is a 180-page compilation of unanswered letters to government officials and prominent figures in other non-governmental institutions who have become impenetrably cocooned and unresponsive to the public. Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein present their unrequited correspondences to major public figures on pressing issues facing the United States. These include the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign … Read more

Hot Off the Press: Capitol Hill Citizen for Your Civic Empowerment

By Ralph Nader July 17, 2023 Our Capitol Hill Citizen (CHC) newspaper is just out with its latest edition. (To obtain a copy visit All forty pages in print only (more on that later) are devoted to empowering voters with news beyond official source journalism. The mainstream press pushes reporters to rely on official … Read more

The Surging Arrogance of Corporatism

By Ralph Nader Most heads of giant corporations are drunk with their own power. These corporate CEOs push the envelope in ways that harm defenseless people. They believe they can get away with anything, and they do, with few exceptions. The few corporate crime prosecutions keep declining from Obama to Trump to Biden, due to … Read more

The Frankenstein Chatbots are Erupting – Will the People Counter with Ethical and Enforceable Legal Frameworks?

By Ralph Nader Rick Claypool is a level-headed policy analyst and number-cruncher for Public Citizen, who is known for reporting the decline in corporate crime enforcement with each succeeding Presidency. (Biden less than Trump). His latest report (with Cheyenne Hunt) clearly shows him in an unusually agitated state. Its title is “Sorry in Advance!” Rapid … Read more