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OPEN LETTER TO BOEING – Passengers First, Ground the 737 MAX 8 Now!: By Ralph NaderMarch 12, 2019 I called Boeing’s office in Washington, D.C. about the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, with over 300 fatalities, to give them some advice. They were too busy to call back, so I’m conveying some measures they should take fast in this open le...
Who will Displace the Omniciders?: By Ralph NaderMarch 8, 2019 Citizens challenging the towering threat of climate crisis should never underestimate the consequences of our dependence on fossil fuel corporations. Real engagement with the worsening climate disruption means spending more of our leisure hours on civic action. The...
Unleashed Graphic Designers – Art over Function: By Ralph Nader February 27, 2019 Many readers object to illegible print in contemporary print newspapers and magazines. In today’s print news, legible print is on a collision course with flights of fancy by graphic artists. Admittedly, this is the golden age for graphic artists to show their crea...
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Meme Distorts Quran Verses: Quick Take A viral meme has paired old misrepresentations of the Quran with a picture of Rep. Ilhan Omar. Full Story A handful of distorted quotes from the Quran have been circulating on blogs and anti-Islamic websites for years, but their exposure recently surged when they were paired with a pic...
Supposed ‘Child Bride’ Photo Debunked in 2014: Quick Take A photo circulating online claims to show a young girl being “sold into sexual slavery.” But, according to fact-checking sites in 2014, the picture is from an old video of a child participating in a Quran recitation. Full Story A meme claiming to show a child bride is a hoax, according...
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Court News (Good and Bad) on Gerrymandering, Voting, Guns, and Abortion: 'BradCast' 3/18/2019: We're happy to have the long-overdue return of great legal journalist MARK JOSEPH STERN of Slate on today's BradCast! As usual, we cover a whole bunch of important topics at lightning speed [Audio link to today's show is posted at end of article.] But first, some quick news headlines on the recor...
Sunday 'Hate Ain't Funny' Toons: * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.
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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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For Presidents?? Day, Here??s One Vicious, Ghastly and/or Fascinating Fact About Every U.S. President: Happy Presidents?? Day! Even though it??s not exactly Presidents?? Day. According to the federal government, the name of this holiday is merely Washington??s Birthday. The Office of Personnel Management insists that while ??other institutions such as state and local governments and private b...
Banned from the U.S. Due to Terrorist Threats, Yemenis Are Themselves the Victims of Attacks: Khaldoon Gahleeb was sitting on the curb outside his home in Yemen on a quiet morning last November, when two extremists drove up on a motorbike and shot him twice in the back of the head. Khaldoon, a 37-year-old government prison security guard, had been looking down at his phone, waiting for hi...
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Latest Student Loan Debacle Is Ultimate Example of Trump's Campaign Con: Last October, just about a week after the release of the infamous Access Hollywood "pussy" tape, Donald Trump gave a
Trump's Consumer Victory Officially Makes a Joke of Financial Reform: Earlier this year, when researching a story on Donald Trump's executive appointments, I talked to current and former Hill staffers about Mick Mulvaney. The humorless debt truther from South Carolina was the man His Orangeness wanted to put in charge of the Office of Management and
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Responses To This Tweet Show How People Fixate On Narrative Over Fact: Last month I published an essay about the importance of understanding the difference between fact and narrative, and I just want to quickly highlight a perfect illustration of this importance in a controversy arising from a recent Tulsi Gabbard tweet. The tweet reads as follows:“Short-sighted pol...
Seven Reasons Why I Make Art (And Why You Should, Too): I’ve been making a conscious effort to put out more poems and short stories of increasing quality alongside my usual output of essays on politics and the media. Here are seven reasons why:1. There are things you can say with art that you can’t say otherwise.In the 1957 obscenity trial over the pu...
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10 times the Globe and Mail editorial page has expressed an absurdly inflated sense of Canada??s place in the world:   1. ??How Canada can help lead the way to better global health? (2016) Summary: Canada can improve global health outcomes by telling other countries what to do.   2. ??How Canada can become a global food production powerhouse? (2017) Summary: More countries should buy Canadian food. ...
For Posterity: Predictions for the June, 7 2018 Ontario election: This post was made on June 7, 2018 at 9:23 PST Note: 63 seats is required for a majority government. CBC Poll Tracker (Eric Grenier) ??89.7% Probability of the Progressive Conservatives winning a majority? Seat Predictions: OPC: 78 NDP: 45 OLP: 1 EKOS ??EKOS Predicts PC Majority? Seat Predi...

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