Corn & Christie debate the need for auto safety regulation on 50th of Unsafe at Any Speed (consensus yes) & for Net Neutrality (split decision). Also, do Bill-O's "war stories" matter since he's a) an influential public figure or b) a smug, blustery braggart as his business model?
Red, blue, liberal, and conservatives should mean nothing when 3,000 American soldiers were just sent back to a war that we lost.
Ralph, for whatever reason, your vicious, personal caricature of Hillary Clinton has trashed a great friend of the consumer movement. Don't compound the error you made in 2000.
From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist, and George Shultz on the right, advocates from both sides of the political divide are gathering in the Bay Area, exploring ways to combine forces.
The views of conservative Republicans with civil liberty concerns and traditional Democratic liberals are much closer than to others in their own alleged groupings. Ralph Nader has just released a book looking at these underlying commonalities. And then he adds something else.
Ralph Nader is to blame. It's that simple. I'm not talking about the election of 2000, where his candidacy was enough to hand the presidency to George W. Bush and all that has followed. I'm talking about when Nader went AWOL as the nation's consumer conscience.
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for...
At first blush, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street appear as bookends: opposing grass-roots movements on the political right and left, respectively. But a look under the hood of each is instructive.
Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a Chicago ordinance that magically created a new category of "transportation network provider," in order to legalize UberX's previously illegal taxi services.
Did his pleas influence Democrats to turn out and vote for Brat? Does that explain how the polls were so off? Were they only polling Republicans? Was immigration reform as big an issue as the conservative and liberal pundits would have you believe?
Nice to see that the left and right have met middle ground on the minimum wage issue. But Grover Norquist's true legacy isn't his anti-tax stand but his "pro-1 Percent" efforts .
The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell's memo does raise a fundamental question: Can corporations make a decent profit and still operate in an environmentally sustainable fashion with public health and safety elevated to paramount importance?
Erickson and Alter question Nader on his new book, Unstoppable, about how Left and Right can converge on NSA, banks, incarceration. Ralph argues that Corporatists vs. Conservatives divide the GOP. Also: the NBA highlights another The Donald to make fun of.
Wall Street gamblers are still paid huge money and are again creeping toward reckless misbehavior. Their corporate crime wave strip-mined the economy for young workers and is draining away their ability to afford basic goods.
Is it the job of members of Congress to serve the interests of their corporate pay masters or to support the working class of 30 million Americans whose wages have failed to keep up with inflation as corporate profits and bosses pay have soared?
After 94 years, on January 27, 2014, the world lost Pete Seeger. The world is the lesser for that loss. I met and spoke to Pete Seeger a few times and can attest to his steady determination and uplifting spirit.