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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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  • Thursday, February 9, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Ralph Nader wants to ban fights in hockey games!  That’s the reason Mike McConnell watches!!  Hear them battle it out. 12 - 3 p.m.   John Williams 12:05 p.m. ...
  • League of Fans

    Find out more about Ralph Nader's sports reform. Click here
  • 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...
  • The Third Way: Green party candidate courts progressives

    The Third Way: Green party candidate courts progressives
    You're going to hear it this election year, particularly if you hang around with liberal Democratic geeks: "You can't vote for a third party candidate, dammit, all that'll do is get Obama defeated and elect Romney (or Santorum or Gingrich)." Jill Stein...
  • Liberals must stand with the president

    Liberals must stand with the president
    Every week on the lecture trail, I meet progressives who are demoralized and/or infuriated by Barack Obama's performance as president. They insist that they will not work for him again or even vote for him. Many have signed petitions saying as much....
  • 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....
  • 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...