Saturday, September 17, 2011

Obama's Pipeline Quagmire

 Guest perspective by Ralph Nader
It was the most extraordinary citizen organizing feat in recent White House history. Over 1200 Americans from 50 states came to Washington and were arrested in front of the White House to demonstrate their opposition to a forthcoming Obama approval of the Keystone XL dirty oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada down to the Gulf Coast. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

I'll be on 1510 AM in Boston Saturday a.m.

 Sorry for the short notice but I'll be on the radio in Boston and over the Web from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, tomorrow. I'll be subbing for Samantha Clemens who is on holiday overseas. In metropolitan Boston, the station can be heard on 1510 AM. Online, it's

I'll be joined by Aaron Donchin and we'll be talking about the Sept. 11 anniversary, the New Hampshire primary and presidential politics, and legal issues and the death penalty.

Our guests include Marc Forter, a regional editor at in New Hampshire, based out of in Portsmouth.

We'll also be talking with Attorney David Barron, Asst. Public Advocate, Dept. of Public Advocacy, Capitol Post Convention Unit, in Frankfort, Ken.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nader writes Labor Day letter to Obama

 In the Public Interest: Obama’s Laborious Labor Day 
By Ralph Nader
September 2, 2011

Dear President Obama:

Happy Labor Day! This is your third opportunity as President to go beyond your past tepid Labor Day proclamations.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Blogspot interface

I haven't been doing a lot of blogging. Been too busy with other things. However, I must admit that I'm liking this new Blogger interface change they've put into the CMS. I saw the link this morning and clicked on it thinking, What's that?
The new interface is less busy, with more white space, and seems to offer a lot more bells and whistles. It also offers the badly needed Insert Jump Break (a nice feature in the previous corporate Wordpress accounts I used to work with) that keeps the long opuses from filling up the entire page.
I'll noodle with it a bit more another time and report back anything else that is interesting about it. But out of the box, I'm liking it. 

Ralph Nader: 10 painful lessons of 9/11

Note: This was published in the USA Today and sent out by Nader to other publications.

The commemorative ceremonies that are planned for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 massacre are those of pathos for the victims and their families, of praise for both the pursuit of the supporters of the attackers and the performance of first responders and our soldiers abroad.

Flags and martial music will punctuate the combined atmosphere of sorrow and aggressive defiance to those terrorists who would threaten us. These events will be moments of respectful silence and some expressions of rage and ferocity.

But many Americans might also want to pause to recognize — or unlearn — those reactions and overreactions to 9/11 that have harmed our country. How, in this forward-looking manner, can we respect the day of 9/11?

Here are some suggestions: