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They’re Just Not Answering!: By Ralph Nader February 5, 2016 Steve Leone, editor of the Concord Monitor—the second largest newspaper in New Hampshire—makes me long for the good old days of old-fashioned communications. He actually, personally, answers his own phone. I know this because … Continue reading →
Hillary’s Corporate Democrats Taking Down Bernie Sanders: By Ralph Nader January 29, 2016 Before announcing for President in the Democratic Primaries, Bernie Sanders told the people he would not run as an Independent and be like Nader—invoking the politically-bigoted words “being a spoiler.” Well, the spoiled corporate … Continue reading →
The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections: By Ralph Nader January 21, 2016 Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a … Continue reading →
Refugee Camps Are Factories for Terrorists? Not Really.: AFTER GUNMEN ATTACKED shoppers at Westgate Mall in Nairobi in 2013, killing 67 people and injuring dozens more, Kenyan authorities did not hesitate to blame the violence on Dadaab, a complex of refugee camps in northeast Kenya home to roughly half a million people, mostly Somalis. “Dadaab is a nu...
Julian Assange Remains “Deprived of Liberty” After U.K. Rejects U.N. Ruling: A United Nations panel ruled on Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily detained,” but British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond rejected what he called “a ridiculous finding.” Although he claimed “sweet” vindication, Assange nevertheless remains confined in the Ecuadori...
FactChecking the Eighth GOP Debate: Summary Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. Sen. Ted Cruz incorrectly claimed that waterboarding doesn’t meet the “generally recognized” definition of torture. The definition he gave reflects a con...
Trump Off-Base on Cruz Loan Rates: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed that the loan rates Sen. Ted Cruz received during his 2012 Senate run were “lower than you could get, lower than anybody could get.” In fact, the evidence shows the interest rates Cruz reported were attainable at the time. One of Cruz’s loans...
'Progress' v. 'Revolution': Bernie and Hillary's Lively NH Debate: 'BradCast' 2/5/2016: On today's BradCast, as you might have guessed, it's post-debate analysis of last night's very lively head-to-head debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Joining us to make sense of it all is Joe Dunman, the Kentucky civil rights attorney who represented the same-sex ...
Black Box Voting's Bev Harris on the IA Caucus Mess and NH Concerns: 'BradCast' 2/4/2016: On today's BradCast, the Des Moines Register joins the fray to declare "something smells" in Iowa's Democratic caucus results and procedures. Bev Harris of Black Box Voting joins us to examine the concerns about "caucus integrity" on both the Democratic and Republican sides --- what we know, what...
The Vampire Squid Tells Us How to Vote: Lloyd Blankfein, Chief Executive Cephalopod of Goldman Sachs, issued a warning about the Bernie Sanders campaign this week. "This has the potential to be a dangerous moment," he said on CNBC's Squawk Box. The Lloyd was peeved that Sanders, whom he's never met, singled him out in a debate last...
One Crazy Hour With Buddy Cianci: I met Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, the legendary former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, in September of 2013. I was in Rhode Island to write a story about pension reform. The former chief of the city firefighters' union, Stephen Day, was one of the people I was interviewing. Day was one of...
Interests, Ideology And Climate – NYTimes.com – Paul Krugman: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/opinion/krugman-interests-ideology-and-climate.html?emc=edit_th_20140609&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=26842820&_r=0
How a Big Agribusiness Firm Infiltrated the EPA and Made a Mockery of Science: Regardless of who tried to bring the toxicity truth to light, the power of corporate money and resources controlled the science and the government approvals. It remains legal today. There is a good question in the article. It asks, why the burden of proof is not on Syngenta to positively prov...
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