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Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is a lawyer, consumer advocate, author and Presidential candidate from Winsted. After earning degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Nader began work as a lawyer in Hartford. While working in Hartford, he also lectured at the University of Hartford. In 1964, Nader moved to Washington D.C. In 1980, Nader began creating a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project and the Disability Rights Center. In 2000, Nader ran in the presidential election as a third-party candidate. Many Democrats blamed Nader... Show more »
Ralph Nader is a lawyer, consumer advocate, author and Presidential candidate from Winsted. After earning degrees from both Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Nader began work as a lawyer in Hartford. While working in Hartford, he also lectured at the University of Hartford. In 1964, Nader moved to Washington D.C. In 1980, Nader began creating a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Study of Responsive Law, the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), the Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project and the Disability Rights Center. In 2000, Nader ran in the presidential election as a third-party candidate. Many Democrats blamed Nader for costing the election, which resulted in a George W. Bush victory by only 537 votes over Al Gore. On February 24, 2008, Nader announced 2008 presidential bid, naming former San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Matt Gonzalez as his running mate. « Show less

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  • GM gave us Ralph Nader -- and hence George W. Bush

    To the editor: I'm old enough to vividly remember relishing General Motors President James M. Roche's sanctimonious mea culpa in 1966 after the revelation of his company's harassment of the then-unknown Ralph Nader. But no one then could have imagined the long-term results of that wooden-headed action. ("GM ignition switch scandal unlikely to spur safety reforms," Op-Ed, July 28)
  • Ray C. Anderson dies at 77; carpet tile mogul

    Ray C. Anderson dies at 77; carpet tile mogul
    In the summer of 1994, carpet-tile mogul Ray C. Anderson made a sobering discovery: Although his billion-dollar business was the biggest of its kind in the world, everything about it was wrong. That realization came after reading "The Ecology of...

    Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'

    Ernest Callenbach dies at 83; wrote environmental novel 'Ecotopia'
    Ernest "Chick" Callenbach, a film scholar and environmentalist who created a cult favorite in "Ecotopia," a 1975 novel that predicted with uncanny accuracy a world where recycling is commonplace, food is locally grown and energy comes from the sun, died...

    Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system

    Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system
    County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...

    Anthony Shadid dies at 43; New York Times foreign correspondent

    Reporting from New York -- Anthony Shadid, a journalist who gave voice to those muffled by the turmoil around them — from Iraqi families enveloped in civil war to young Libyans spurred to take up arms against a dictator — died while doing just...