In the Public Interest
Majority of One
By Ralph Nader
On Friday, December 10, 2010, Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent Socialist, of Vermont, came of age. At last. With just about the best progressive voting record, Senator Sanders has nonetheless been an underachiever in the minds of those Americans who marveled at his tenure as mayor of Burlington, Vt.… Read more ...
Democracy Now!, a Pacifica Radio program that broadcasts on stations including WBAI 99.5FM in New York City, has announced via Twitter and FaceBook that Ralph Nader will be a guest on their show for Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Moments after the morning taping, DN! will usually have a rush transcript and/or video posted at its website.… Read more ...
It is astonishing how many Democrats in the past three months have been making the worst case scenario for their prospects in the November mid-term Congressional elections. Do they believe that the most craven Republican Party in history needs their help in such a self-fulfilling prophecy?… Read more ...
Independent candidate for Congress in 2008 and former Green Party member John Murphy writes in Dissident Voice,
The Democrat Party is just another voice of the corporate elite that is trying to control America. It does not want us to have any choices other than the corporate candidates and it will do its best to slander and malign even men like Ralph Nader who has done more for this nation in the past 40 years than any 30 presidents in the last 200 years!
IW: While faux progressive sites like Daily Kos and MoveOn have threatened Kucinich for not voting for the toothless health insurance bill, independent media site like Black Agenda Report and Democracy Now! have lobbed softballs his way.
from Ballot Access News
Pennsylvania Attorney General Indicts Four More State Employees for Using Public Resources on Campaigns
December 19th, 2009
On December 15, the Pennsylvania Attorney General indicted four more Pennsylvania public employees or officials connected with the state legislature, for using public resources to help on election campaigns. One of those indicted is a legislator, Bill DeWeese, who is the House Democratic whip and who has been a Speaker of the House in the past.
The original article, which is worthwhile reading, was written for the The Connecticut Law Tribune and is at Law.com: here. In addition, the article was referred to on the blog below, a tax professor’s law blog. The full article includes Nader’s thoughts on the economy and education, Nader’s advice about student loans, and some student reaction to his presentation.… Read more ...
Theresa Amato is a public interest lawyer and was national campaign manager and in-house counsel for Ralph Nader in 2000 and 2004. She, is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law, a former Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School and an Institute of Politics Fellow at the Kennedy School.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader has run for President of the US on the Green Party line, and most recently as an independent. The following open letter was posted at votenader.org, and also sent as an e-mail announcement:
Advice on Afghanistan
November 18, 2009
Dear President Obama,
You are nearing the day of decision as to whether you order the dispatch of more soldiers to Afghanistan.
from Ballot Access News University of Iowa Publicizes Scholarly Study That Suggests Nader Helped Gore in 2000
September 29th, 2009
The June 2009 issue of the Journal of Marketing Research has an article, “Could Ralph Nader’s Entrance and Exit Have Helped Al Gore?”. The three authors are University of Iowa Professor William Hedgcock, Professor Akshay Rao of the University of Minnesota, and Professor Haipeng Chen of Texas A&M University.