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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

Top Ralph Nader Articles

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  • The GOP’s best friend: Ralph Nader

     
    If Democrats lose the White House in 2012, they may be able to once again blame the man who helped them lose it in 2000: Ralph Nader. This time around, Nader claims his effort to recruit progressives to primary Barack Obama will toughen Obama for the...
  • Are you over the (political) parties?

     
    brightcove.createExperiences(); We held a small forum here at the Orlando Sentinel Monday evening, featuring two people who are behind a movement called Americans Elect. Also participating were Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell and former U.S. Rep. Lou...
  • High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals

    High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals
    Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....
  • An 87-Year-Old Man Wins a Court Battle Over Bed-Bugs

    An 87-Year-Old Man Wins a Court Battle Over Bed-Bugs
    The Great West Hartford Bed-Bug Legal Battle is finally over, and 87-year-old Henry Lapointe has emerged victorious (and bug free). A small-claims court judge last week sided with Lapointe in his long-running dispute with West Hartford Fellowship over...
  • At 77, Ralph Nader Never Tires of Preaching to the Choir

    MADISON — For citizens hungry for passion, energy and anti-establishment fervor, Madison's R.J. Julia Booksellers was the place to be last month. We're citizens, not people, at least in consumer activist and political gadfly Ralph Nader's lexicon....
  • Airports: Are we any safer?

    Airports: Are we any safer?
    On May 1, 1961, Inez Harlow flew into the history books. The 23-year-old flight attendant had been suspicious of the slim passenger from the moment he boarded the National Airlines Convair CV-440 in Miami. "He had dark glasses on, his collar up,...
  • Child Of The Senate, Now One Of The Old Guard, U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd Prepares For Departure

    Child Of The Senate, Now One Of The Old Guard, U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd Prepares For Departure
    Seated before a bank of cameras in the clubby, wood-paneled confines of a Senate hearing room one morning last week, Christopher J. Dodd looked completely at home. The silver-haired senator was poised to take the gavel for the final time as chairman of...
  • Greens come to city to pick presidential nominee

    Greens come to city to pick presidential nominee
    Hundreds of Green Party members arrived Thursday in Baltimore to pick a candidate for president, even as the party has been forced to scramble for a spot on Maryland's ballot this fall. The national convention, which is taking place at the University...
  • Green Party harms its own cause

    The Green Party's candidate for president will only hurt the environmental cause, and increase the chance that the Republicans will win the presidency ("Green Party nominates Jill Stein for president at Baltimore convention," July 14). Remember what...
  • Green Wheels: Justin Bieber's Reckless Driving

    Green Wheels:  Justin Bieber's Reckless Driving
    I was wondering how long it would take singer Justin Bieber to get pulled over in his brand-new Fisker Karma. He got the $100,000 car in March, when he turned 18. Giving him a car like that is kind of like putting a loaded gun in his hands, isn't it? Last...
  • Alan Mark Silbergeld, consumer advocate

    Alan Mark Silbergeld, a retired Consumer Union attorney and consumer advocate who was an aficionado of vocal music, died Friday of complications from lymphoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Homeland resident was 72. "He was a leading consumer advocate on...