The death of Father Robert F. Drinan has been widely reported (The New York Times obituary is here.) What is less well known (at least by me, until I read Willard Ogburn's moving tribute) is that while serving as dean of Boston College's law school, he founded the National Consumer Law Center. He also played a part in creating the Legal Services Corporation.
In addition, a new documentary, "An Unreasonable Man," examines the legacy of Ralph Nader. The Times review is here.