The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)

Dandelion Salad storyofstuffproject | Feb 25, 2011 —- Season Two launches on March 1st with The Story of Citizens United v. FEC and an exploration of the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy.

Citizen Radio interviews Greg Palast about Citizens United VS. FEC

by Greg Palast Featured Writer Dandelion Salad 13 February, 2010 CitizenRadio February 12, 2010 Subscribe to Citizen Radio for free at to hear the FULL interview with Greg Palast. (Interview originally aired February 6, 2010). Allison and Jamie spend the hour interviewing muckraking investigative journalist, Greg Palast ( about Citizens United VS. FEC […]

Bill Moyers Journal: Responding to Citizens United + What’s next for campaign finance? + Margaret Flowers + Lobbyists Bill Moyers Journal February 5, 2010 by Helen Cox, used with permission larger view Responding to Citizens United In the wake of a controversial Supreme Court decision giving corporations and unions more freedom to spend on elections, many federal and state lawmakers are hoping to curb Citizens United V. FEC’s effect on elections. Find […]

The Supreme Court Has Protected Our Liberty in ‘Citizens United’ by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Foreign Policy Journal 25 January, 2010 The ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has been the source of a great deal of controversy, but it’s been largely misrepresented by commentators. First of all, this ruling does not allow corporate contributions […]

Statement of Ralph Nader on Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission by Ralph Nader The Nader Page Jan 21, 2010 Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission shreds the fabric of our already weakened democracy by allowing corporations to more completely dominate our corrupted electoral process. It is outrageous that corporations already attempt to influence or bribe our […]

Oligarchic Electoral Manipulations Continue, by Rainer Shea

by Rainer Shea Writer, Dandelion Salad Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Mar. 7, 2020 March 8, 2020 During this last week’s Democratic presidential primary contests, all of the familiar types of oligarchic electoral manipulations appeared. Voter suppression plagued the elections, with the GOP’s actions in Texas having led to many young people being forced to wait […]

In a Struggle Between Oligarchy and Democracy, Something Must Give by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad February 27, 2020 The Democrats’ Quandary To hear the candidates debate, you would think that their fight was over who could best beat Trump. But when Trump’s billionaire twin Mike Bloomberg throws a quarter-billion dollars into an ad campaign to bypass the candidates actually running for votes in Iowa, […]

The Primary Is Being Rigged Against Bernie Sanders Again by Rainer Shea + What the Sanders Campaign Means for the US Socialist Movement

by Rainer Shea Writer, Dandelion Salad Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Feb. 7, 2020 February 9, 2020 Lenin said that “Bourgeois democracy, although a great historical advance in comparison with medievalism, always remains, and under capitalism is bound to remain, restricted, truncated, false and hypocritical, a paradise for the rich and a snare and deception for […]

The Openly Plutocratic Domination of U.S. Politics by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street November 14, 2018 So often, underlying structures and institutions of oppression escape serious scrutiny amid our country’s most high-profile political dramas. Take the recent conviction of Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer caught on tape four years ago firing 16 shots […]

Michael Parenti: The Supremely Political Court

with Michael Parenti Writer, Dandelion Salad October 11, 2018 TUK Radio Archival, updated 2018 to reflect Trump’s Supreme Court – In his extraordinary 26 minute history of the Supreme Court Dr. Michael Parenti warned us in 1995 that this partisan, aristocratic institution might one day empower an autocratic president. It seems that time has come […]

“An Idiot Surrounded by Clowns”: Why Trump (Still) Sits in the White House by Paul Street + Max Blumenthal on Fire and Fury, Clinton Probe, and Russiagate

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street Previously published at Counterpunch January 6, 2018 Most of the media’s attention on journalist Michael Wolff’s “explosive” new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has focused on the disclosure that Trump’s former political strategist Steve Bannon used the words “treasonous” […]

How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy by Ralph Nader

Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page October 4, 2017 A major chapter in American history – rarely taught in our schools – is how ever larger corporations have moved to game, neutralize and undermine the people’s continual efforts to protect our touted democratic society. It is a fascinating story of the relentless exercise […]

Swamping the Supremes Department: No Cloture for Judge Gorsuch by Rob Hager

by Rob Hager Writer, Dandelion Salad March 18, 2017 Maine’s Angus King is a swing Independent Senator who caucuses with Democrats. As a former lawyer, like many of his colleagues, he cannot plead ignorance about the historic importance of his vote on the fateful Senate filibuster to deny Neil Gorsuch confirmation as Trump’s first Supreme […]

“Progressive”: Does its Meaning Depend on Whatever the Clintons Think is “Progress”? by Rob Hager

by Rob Hager Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad Older version published February 10, 2016 September 20, 2016 The battle between Sanders and Clinton over the term “progressive” presented an opportunity to discuss some history. Now that Sanders is supporting the very person who misappropriated the term it is even more important to define what does progressive […]