Be a Capitol Hill Citizen on Your Congress

By Ralph Nader April 14, 2023 Spring, the season of renewal, is here. The ants are diligently building their little symmetrical ant hills. The robins are in their nests occupied with posterity. And the anointed members of Congress, after a long recess, aka vacation, return to work on April 17th. The next day, April 18th … Read more

Boomerang – Big Business Style

By Ralph Nader March 31, 2023 One measure of corporate power’s dominance is its 24/7 relentless, profit-driven capacity to strike back and prevail over reforms or other efforts designed to give the people voice and fairness. Here are some examples that should give us pause in touting civic victories: A few years ago, during lunch … Read more

Edgar Cahn – Making the Law Serve and Empower the People

By Ralph Nader March 27, 2023 To say that in any self-respecting society law professor Edgar S. Cahn (1935-2022) should have been a Supreme Court Justice and a nationally known public intellectual, who organized communities for justice, is simply to recognize his historic career in concrete American jurisprudence. He and his wife Jean Camper Cahn … Read more

Reckless Capitalist Banks Rescued by Government Socialism – Again!

By Ralph Nader March 20, 2023 Once again, government socialism – ultimately backed by taxpayers – is saving reckless midsized banks and their depositors. Silicon Valley Bank (S.V.B) and Signature Bank in New York greedily mismanaged their risk levels and had to be closed down. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in return, to avoid … Read more

The 20th Anniversary of the Sociocide of Iraq by Bush/Cheney

By Ralph Nader February 23, 2023 I wrote the following column ten years ago. Note the absence of any accountability or regret by Bush, Cheney and their co-war criminals. Ten years ago [now 20 years ago, on March 19, 2003] George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, as war criminals, launched the sociocide of the people … Read more

Letter to Tim Cook, Other Ultra-rich CEOs and Hedge Fund Titans

By Ralph Nader February 17, 2023 The victims of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria need your help now. The surviving families and children and those rescued alive from the rubble are in serious danger in affected wintertime impoverished regions. Refugees in other places fleeing their war-torn homelands are also suffering. International aid … Read more