Consumer rights activism

Ralph Nader on 2016, Wall Street, and Our Broken Political System

Ralph Nader on 2016, Wall Street, and Our Broken Political System Ralph Nader on 2016, Wall Street, and Our Broken Political System

The consumer advocate, civil libertarian, and former presidential candidate talks to The Nation.

Dec 1, 2015 / Feature / John Nichols

Ralph Nader in front of a Chevy Corvair at the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, Connecticut, September 2015.

How Ralph Nader Changed America How Ralph Nader Changed America

On the 50th anniversary of Unsafe at Any Speed, a look at how his work launched the consumer-rights, corporate-accountability, and other citizen movements.

Dec 1, 2015 / Feature / Mark Green

On 50th Anniversary of Ralph Nader’s ‘Unsafe at Any Speed,’ Safety Group Reports Auto Safety Regulation Has Saved 3.5 Million Lives On 50th Anniversary of Ralph Nader’s ‘Unsafe at Any Speed,’ Safety Group Reports Auto Safety Regulation Has Saved 3.5 Million Lives

The crusading consumer advocate’s work launched Congressional hearings and seminal safety protections.

Dec 1, 2015 / Press Room / Press Room

Payday Lenders Keep Evading Their Regulators. Can Anyone Stop Them?

Payday Lenders Keep Evading Their Regulators. Can Anyone Stop Them? Payday Lenders Keep Evading Their Regulators. Can Anyone Stop Them?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a plan, but it’s full of loopholes.

Nov 20, 2015 / Emanuel Nieves and David Newville

Allegiant Labor Dispute

This Airline’s Scheduling System Is Making Its Pilots Exhausted This Airline’s Scheduling System Is Making Its Pilots Exhausted

Would you want to travel with a company whose scheduling system is leading to fatigue and burnout for the people flying your plane?

Jul 6, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Keep Up the Pressure to Defeat Fast Track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Keep Up the Pressure to Defeat Fast Track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Keep Up the Pressure to Defeat Fast Track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Activists managed to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast track on Friday but the fight isn't over.

Jun 15, 2015 / Take Action / NationAction

The Comcast/Time Warner Merger Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

The Comcast/Time Warner Merger Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test The Comcast/Time Warner Merger Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

The merger doesn’t just impact the marketplace of cable; it threatens the marketplace of ideas.

Feb 18, 2014 / Blog / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Koch Brothers v. the Left in Palm Springs Koch Brothers v. the Left in Palm Springs

For years one of the Koch brothers’ greatest achievements was the fact that no one knew who they were or what influence they had. The counter-demonstration next to their secr...

Jan 30, 2011 / The Notion / Nancy Goldstein

John Boehner’s House Republicans Finally Find Something They’re For: Salmonella John Boehner’s House Republicans Finally Find Something They’re For: Salmonella

You would think everyone in Congress could agree to be against food poisoning. You would be wrong. The overwhelming majority of House Republicans voted against cracking down on foo...

Dec 22, 2010 / Blog / John Nichols

United We Stand to Audit the Fed United We Stand to Audit the Fed

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes guest-hosts the Rachel Maddow show and reports on the “remarkable” showing from the Senate as they unanimously voted to audit the Federal...

May 12, 2010 / Nation in the News / Chris Hayes

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