The Not-Radical “Socialist” From Vermont by Paul Street

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street, Oct. 23, 2017 Previously published at Counterpunch, Oct. 20, 2017 October 29, 2017 Time as a Democracy and Socialist Movement Issue Working-class and pro-working-class socialists and left anarchists have long fought for shorter working hours (with no reductions in pay) for some very […]

Crash of Trumpcare Opens Door to Full Medicare for All by Ralph Nader + 2 Video Reports

Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page March 29, 2017 You can thank House Speaker Ryan and President Trump for pushing their cruel health insurance boondoggle. This debacle has created a big opening to put Single Payer or full Medicare for all prominently front and center. Single Payer means everybody in, nobody out, with […]

Why the Silence from the Sponsors of the Superior Full Medicare for All? by Ralph Nader

Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page November 1, 2013 With the Tea Partiers relentless attacks on each of the troubles besetting Obamacare since its complicated, computer glitch-ridden startup on October 1, 2013, the compelling question is: Why aren’t the Congressional sponsors of H.R. 676 – full Medicare for all with free choice of […]

We Live Under a Total Surveillance State in America by Fred Branfman (#NDAA, #NSA)

by Fred Branfman Writer, Dandelion Salad originally published on Alternet, September 25, 2013 September 29, 2013 “Knowledge (of) the scale of our capability would raise public awareness generating unwelcome publicity for us and our political masters.” — Classified UK NSA document “To approve such a program, the Court must have every confidence that the government is doing […]

The Biggest Assault on Our Democracy Is Coming from the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government by Fred Branfman

by Fred Branfman Writer, Dandelion Salad originally published on Alternet, September 4, 2013 September 7, 2013 The Executive justifies its actions, like all authoritarian institutions, on the grounds that it is protecting us. We must reverse the tide. “America no longer has a functioning democracy. This invasion of privacy has been excessive, so bringing it […]

26 Members of Congress Demand Answers About Combat Drone Program by Dennis Kucinich

Dandelion Salad by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich Washington June 13, 2012 Bipartisan Letter Calls for Legal Justification of “Signature” Drone Strikes Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and twenty-five fellow Members of Congress today wrote to President Obama demanding the White House’s legal justification for “signature” drone strikes, which could significantly increase the risk of killing innocent […]

Don’t 30 Million Workers Deserve 1968 Wages? by Ralph Nader

Dandelion Salad Updated: added Action Alert June 18, 2012 by Ralph Nader The Nader Page June 7, 2012 Thirty million American workers arise, you have nothing to lose but some of your debt! Wednesday morning, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) introduced the “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2012” (H.R. 5901) – legislation to raise […]

Waging Another Unconstitutional War by Ralph Nader

Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page June 17, 2011 The meticulous Harvard Law Review editors should be rolling over in their footnotes. The recidivist violations of constitutional and statutory requirements by their celebrated predecessor at that journal – Barack Obama has reached Orwellian dimensions in the war against Libya.

10 Members of Congress Sue President Obama over Illegal Libya War by Dennis J. Kucinich

Dandelion Salad by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich Washington, Jun 15, 2011 Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Walter Jones (R-NC) today led a bipartisan group of 10 Members of Congress to file a suit in federal court against President Barack Obama to challenge the commitment of the United States to war in Libya absent the required […]

From the Gulf War to the War on North Africa: On the True Meaning of Democracy by Cynthia McKinney by Cynthia McKinney Global Research, March 28, 2011 In 2005 in the basement of the United States Capitol at a meeting convened by Congressman John Conyers on the subject of the “Downing Street Memo,” Ray McGovern uttered the following truth: he testified that “the United States went to war in Iraq for oil, Israel, […]

Kucinich, Jones, Ron Paul, 7 other Members Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to End Afghan War by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich Washington, Mar 9, 2011 Representatives Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Walter Jones (R-NC) and eight others today introduced a bipartisan, privileged resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 28, which, if enacted, would require the President to withdraw all U.S. Armed Forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. The bill is cosponsored by Representatives […]

It’s Time to “Whig” It by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted on February 17, 2011 Following the initial Federal Period and then until less than ten years before the first Civil War there were two major political parties in the United States: the Democratic Party and the Whig Party.  While it was a national party, the base […]

USA MATRIOT ACT by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox February 16, 2011 The USA MATRIOT ACT “Uniting and Strengthening All by Mentoring Appropriate Trust Required to Instruct and Obstruct Tyranny” Today, (Feb 16, 2011) the Senate approved an extension of the treasonous USA PATRIOT ACT, following the lead of the […]

House Blocks Parts Of Patriot Act Extension by Bruce Gagnon + Kucinich: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me A Wiretap!

by Bruce Gagnon featured writer Dandelion Salad Organizing Notes February 9, 2011 The House GOP leadership allowed only 40 minutes of debate on the extension of certain provisions of the PATRIOT Act today, and brought the bill up for a vote under a rule allowing no amendments and requiring two-thirds of the body to vote […]

Stuck in Stage Two by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox February 1, 2011 The 5 Stages of Grief: 1) Denial 2) Anger 3) Bargaining 4) Depression 5) Acceptance In 1969, Swiss psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross published a groundbreaking book called: On Death and Dying. The five stages of grief listed above are […]