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John Dean

'Scheer Intelligence' -- My New Podcast

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the premiere episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," I sat down with John Dean, the former legal adviser to President Richard Nixon, who blew the lid on Watergate scandal. At the time of the scandal, Dean famously remarked that there was a "cancer on the presidency."

John Dean - "The Nixon Defense"

Eric Hamburg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Home
Eric Hamburg

This conversation is much more revealing about Nixon that it is about Dean, who proved to be the last honest man in the White House. Dean's testimony before the Senate Watergate committee the following summer was the key to the downfall of Richard Nixon and his presidency.

Blaming John Dean for His Poor Counsel

Joel Cohen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Trying to shift the blame for Nixon's role in the Watergate cover up squarely onto his counsel, John Dean, is ridiculous in the extreme. Still, this is precisely what Nixon's son-in-law, Edward Cox, did on MSNBC this past Sunday morning, when, among other things, he referred to Watergate as a "small incident."

That '70s Colbert?

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy

Mutton chops? Check. Cigarettes? Check. Ridiculously large-framed glasses? Check. Stephen Colbert pulled out all the '70s stops on Monday for...

Presidential Power Grabs: Their Causes and Cure

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

The present system of checks and balances is broken. Now is a good time to consider serious reform. Neither Democrats nor Republicans can be confident that they will win in 2016, and reap the short-term rewards of the next round of unilateralism.

The Law Is a Baseline and Nothing More

Mark Baer | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Consider the impact of a family systems and service based approach, meaning that there are value-added inputs being offered to the families, rather than merely a brokering of deals.

The GOP's Hillary Problem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Make no mistake, these hearings are not an impartial attempt to gather the facts. They are a partisan witch hunt against Clinton that embodies everything Americans dislike about politics in Washington and Republicans today.

Former Nixon Counsel: McConnell 'Nixonian' Claim Is Historically Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

It could be said that John Dean, former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon, knows a thing or two about Watergate. According to Dean, t...

Judicial Fundamentalists

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We are one Supreme Court appointment away from the extremist Republicans' dream becoming the nation's nightmare.

Romney, Marx and the GOP Brand

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

What do you call using millions in unregulated campaign funds to sell the American people dog food by telling them it's something else? That is precisely what happened in Denver, as Gov. Romney rebranded his entire platform.

John Celock

I Don't Got You Babe | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The Kansas birther hearing not only brought public scrutiny to an obscure state agency, but also put the state in the crosshairs of some celebrities. ...

History Reexamined: Watergate and John Dean -- What Did Nixon Know and When Did He Know It?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mitch Rofsky

Jeb Magruder has disclosed a telephone conversation during which he overhead President Richard Nixon authorizing the break-in. Perhaps John Dean is rethinking his conversation with Nixon as well.

"Obama's Wars": The Real Story Bob Woodward Won't Tell

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

For almost four decades, under cover of his supposedly "objective" reporting, Woodward has represented the viewpoints of the military and intelligence establishments. Often he has done so in the context of complex inside maneuvering.

What Have We Learned Since 9/11? "It's the Process, Stupid!"

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

As we watch the quality of the civic conversation in America continue to deteriorate, the question of process seems to be even more important than it was three years ago.

Whistleblowers: An Interview with Daniel Ellsberg and John Dean

Ann Beeson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ann Beeson

Daniel Ellsberg and John Dean discuss the Pentagon Papers 30 years later, Eric Holder, torture prosecutions, and whether public opinion matters.

Once Again, Real Journalism From Comedy Central (VIDEO)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Nickolas

Leave it to Comedy Central -- this time Stephen Colbert -- to do the traditional media's job in exposing the fanatical charlatans like Glenn Beck.

Keith Olbermann, Glenn Greenwald Feud Over FISA

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A war of words has broken out between two of the progressive blogosphere's most beloved figures: MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and blogger/author Glenn Gree...