Ralph Nader was the Green Party candidate for president in 2000 and a former editor-in-chief of the Record.

Animals to Humans—Listen, Learn and Respect!

I have long wondered what the animal kingdom – mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects – would want to tell us humans if we and the animals had a common language? Well, in a book I recently wrote,  Animal Envy, a “Human Genius” invents a digital translation application whereby animals can speak with each other across […]

The Guardian Angel for America’s Motorists

America’s motorists are less safe today with the passing of their Guardian Angel—engineer/lawyer Clarence Ditlow, the Director of the Center for Auto Safety. The generating force behind the recalls of millions of defective motor vehicles, Mr. Ditlow pressured the federal auto safety agency and the auto companies with meticulous advocacy that was technically deep and […]

The Majesty of the Law Needs Magisterial Lawyers

Below are remarks by Ralph Nader to the Connecticut Bar Association in 2013, republished by the Record this week: Today, we gather as both attorneys and lawyers to contemplate our privileged profession. The many specialized workshops today are largely designed to better our role as “attorneys” – as attorning for our clients. Permit some words on […]

The One Question Reporters Never Ask Candidates

Candidates for public office, especially at the state and national levels, are never asked this central question of politics: “Since the people are sovereign under our Constitution, how do you specifically propose to restore power to the people in their various roles as voters, taxpayers, workers and consumers?” Imagine that inquiry starting the so-called presidential […]