POLITICAL JOURNALISM: “Society Is In Decay – When the Worst is First and the Best is Last” / Ralph Nader ☮

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By Ralph Nader
May 29, 2019

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and bankrupt defenseless families, make millions more. Wells Fargo executives are cases in point. The vastly overpaid CEO of General Electric left his teetering company in shambles. In 2019, Boeing’s CEO got a bonus (despite the Lion Air Flight 610 737 Max 8 crash in 2018). Just days before a second deadly 737 Max 8 crash in Ethiopia.

This disparity is on full display in my profession. Public interest lawyers and public defenders, who fight daily for a more just and lawful society, are paid modest salaries. On the other hand, the most well compensated lawyers are corporate lawyers who regularly aid and abet corporate crime, fraud, and abuse. Many corporate lawyers line their pockets by shielding the powerful violators from accountability under the rule of law.

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POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Ralph Nader: This Could Be the Most Serious Event in American Political History” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

Big Picture Interview: Ralph Nader, Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think. If Donald Trump’s election represented anything – it was the complete and utter repudiation of the Clintonite Democratic establishment. Are we about to witness a permanent realignment of the parties?

GREEN PARTY: “Definitive Proof Ralph Nader Didn’t Cost Al Gore the Election” / “Al Gore Betrayed Blacks, Progressives and America, Not Ralph Rader” / Jimmy Dore / *MUST WATCH* ☮

The erroneous claim that Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the 2000 election is frequently cited to discredit voting for a 3rd party candidate. It’s nonsense. Here’s why.

Black voters in Florida were purged from voter rolls by the tens of thousands, handing the White House to George Bush. In a sad moment in American History, highlighted in Michael Moore’s Farenheit 911, members of the Congressional Black Caucus rose to voice their opposition but Gore as President of the Senate told them to sit down and shut up, even scoring some cheap laughs.

POLITICAL JOURNALISM: “Hillary’s Hubris: Only Tell the Rich for $5000 a Minute!” / Ralph Nader ☮

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There is a growing asymmetry between the media’s mounting demands for Donald Trump to release his tax returns (Hillary has done so) and their diminishing demands that Hillary Clinton release the secret transcripts of her $5000 per minute speeches before closed-door banking conferences and other business conventions.

The Washington Post, an endorser of Clinton, in its August 18 issue devoted another round of surmising as to why Trump doesn’t want to release his tax returns—speculating that he isn’t as rich as he brags he is, that he pays little or no taxes, and that he gives little to charity. Other media outlets endorsing Hillary have been less than vociferous in demanding that she release what she told business leaders in these pay-to-play venues.

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On Hillary Clinton’s Transparency.

On Donald Trump’s Transparency.