The Triumph of Cheneyism: His Pernicious Legacy by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Nov. 3, 2011 I have just finished a book by John Grisham entitled The Broker, published in 2005.  “The Broker” in question is not a real estate or stock-broker, but rather one of an ilk that when I was a boy many years ago was called […]

Despite President Obama’s Partial Reframe, Grover Norquist is Still Having a Wet Dream About Drowning Government by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted on April 16, 2011 You know Grover Norquist.  He’s the Washington insider who figured prominently in the movie about Jack Abramoff, “Casino Jack.”  Grover Norquist of the “cut taxes/shrink government” mantra that has so informed GOP politics for so many years, the mantra has become the […]

Class Warfarin: Antidote, Part IV by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli Guest Writer Dandelion Salad April 7, 2011 In the end, this is a war first with ourselves. As long as we refuse to admit that we are not self-creating nor free to choose to be free to choose, this will be a war we cannot identify, a war without a label. And as long […]

Chicago! Not the Musical, but the Action-Suspense Docudrama! by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds Featured Writer Dandelion Salad originally published by Boiling Frogs Post 30 December 2009 The Star Power of Chicago: A President, a Chief of Staff, a Governor, a Mayor, a Criminal Convict Creamer, a Dumb or Charlatan Congresswoman, a Political Fundraiser, a Political System Termite…What a Play this would make! Chicago’s governing style […]

Dennis Hastert: A Portrait of a Political System Termite by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds Featured Writer Dandelion Salad originally published by Boiling Frogs Post 28 December 2009 The Erosion & Rotting of a Nation’s Foundation While dictionaries and encyclopedias, including Wikipedia, provide a thorough definition and description of insect termites, none offers any information on the semi-human termites embedded within the political system of our nation, […]

Abramoff said he had agreement with White House aide just a month after Bush took office

Dandelion Salad by Larisa Alexandrovna Raw Story Monday November 17, 2008 Email noting relationship with White House came just a month after Bush took office Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff told his colleagues at his former law firm that he had an “agreement” regarding communications with a former assistant to then-Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove, […]

Stolen Elections And Media Blackouts + Palast on BET + New Poll Tax

Sent to me by Jason Miller from Thomas Paine’s Corner. Thanks, Jason. Carolyn Baker Interviews Mark Crispin Miller Simulposted with Speaking Truth to Power (Burlington, Vermont: October 24, 2008) Shortly before a public lecture presented at Champlain College, I sat down with Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media Studies at New York University, to ask […]

Judge sentences former lobbyist Abramoff to four years

Dandelion Salad Thought I’d post some good news tonight.  😉  Lo By Marisa Taylor McClatchy Newspapers 09/04/2008 WASHINGTON — Jack Abramoff, the one-time super lobbyist who wined and dined the Republican political elite, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for his role in an influence-peddling scheme that ushered in sweeping lobbying reforms in […]

Who Is Wrecking America? By Paul Craig Roberts

Dandelion Salad By Paul Craig Roberts 09/03/08 “ICH ” Does the liberal-left have a clue? I sometimes think not. In his book, “What’s the Matter With Kansas?,” Thomas Frank made the excellent point that the Karl Rove Republicans take advantage of ordinary’s people’s frustrations and resentments to lead them into voting against their best interest. […]

Bill Moyers Journal: Capitol Crimes

Dandelion Salad Bill Moyers Journal Aug 1, 2008 Capitol Crimes With former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is already serving five and a half years, expected to be sentenced on other charges next month, Bill Moyers takes viewers back to the scene of the crime in this update of “Capitol Crimes.” The program examines the web […]

Lawmakers Cash In As Lobbyists By Jim Hightower

Dandelion Salad By Jim Hightower07/01/08 “ICH” Old Congress critters never die; they just flitter away to K Street. Take Dennis Hastert. Actually, he’s already taken. The longtime Republican lawmaker retired last November, but rather than return to Illinois, he has alighted just a few blocks from the Capital at the blue-chip lobbying firm of Dickstein […]

Bill Moyers Journal: Charlie Wilson

Dandelion Salad veryunique from posted with vodpod . Bloomberg News reported on October 10, 2001 that after leaving Congress, Charlie Wilson was employed by Pakistan as a lobbyist for which he was paid $30,000 per month. Previously he had been lobbying on behalf of Israeli weapons manufacturers and took over the Pakistani account from […]

Key Clinton Backer Guilty in Sibel Edmonds Case by Luke Ryland

by Luke Ryland featured writer Dandelion Salad Luke’s blog post February 13, 2008 The UK’s Times has already run three bombshell articles on the nuclear black market element in the case of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds this year, and we are expecting more fallout in the near future as new evidence and witnesses come […]

Suicide Is Not Painless by Frank Rich

Dandelion Salad by Frank Rich Submitted by davidswanson on Sun, 2007-10-21 After Downing Street New York Times It was one of those stories lost in the newspaper’s inside pages. Last week a man you’ve never heard of — Charles D. Riechers, 47, the second-highest-ranking procurement officer in the United States Air Force — killed himself […]

Reviewing Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine” by Stephen Lendman

Dandelion Salad by Stephen Lendman Global Research, September 19, 2007 Naomi Klein is an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and activist. She writes a regular column for The Nation magazine and London Guardian that’s syndicated internationally by the New York Times Syndicate that gives people worldwide access to her work but not its own […]