Not being a leftist, I’ve never paid much attention to Ralph Nader. But a few days ago I read this fascinating article by Radley Balko on Nader’s public shakedowns of university students to fund his pet causes. (Thankfully, Boulder doesn’t have any PIRG-type fees from what I can see.) And then this morning, I read this TNR article on his freaky conspiratorialism and dishonesty. I always thought the guy was wrong, but now he seems like a complete loon.