Letters and Politics

Ralph Nader on the Government Shutdown. Then, The Senate Immigration Bill

We talk to Ralph Nader about the government shutdown -in its 32nd day already, and about his book To the Ramparts: How Bush And Obama Paved The Way For The Trump Presidency, And Why Ii Isn’t Too Late To Reverse Course.

Ralph Nader has spent his lifetime challenging corporations and government agencies to be more accountable to the public.  To the Ramparts shows us how unchecked corporate power has led to the wrecking ball that is the Trump presidency. Nader brings together the outrages of the Trump administration with the key flaws and failures of the previous administrations—both Republican and Democratic—that have led our nation to its current precipice. It’s all in the details and Ralph
Nader knows them all. Trump didn’t come out of nowhere. Bush and Obama led the way.

 

Then, we speak to Cathi Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. She gives an update of what the Senate Bill on immigration is about and what Trump proposes to negotiate for his wall.  Catherine Tactaquin is Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

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