Stories by John Dean

John Dean was White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon from July 1970 to April 1973 before resigning in the Watergate scandal. His most recent New York Times bestseller is The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Other books include: The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court (2001), Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush (2004), Conservatives Without Conscience (2006) and Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches (2008). subscribe to John Dean's feed

Posted on: Nov 19, 2016, Source:

Trump enters the White House under unprecedented clouds.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source:

Trump shows wide hunger for authoritarian leaders.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2015, Source:

"A total absence of understanding of the office they are pursuing."

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source:

How far can a truly authoritarian leader go in America?

Posted on: May 15, 2009, Source:

Politicians come and go, but the folks who actually run the government have an agenda of their own, including covering their mistakes.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source:

Republicans rule, rather than govern, when they are in power by imposing their authoritarian conservative philosophy on everyone.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2007, Source:

An ACLU lawsuit might force the Bush administration to reveal what actually happened.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2007, Source:

The case against expanding surveillance powers for a White House that's already out of control.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2007, Source:

It has long been apparent that Cheney's genius is that he lets George W. Bush get out of bed every morning actually believing he is the President. <i><b>Also:</b> shocking video of Colin Powell on Cheney's secret meetings with Bush.</i>

Posted on: Jul 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The despotic personality types we see in the Bush White House have their origins in the amoral politics practiced by the low-lifes of the Nixon administration.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2006, Source:

Never in history has a president asserted claims to such unchecked power.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2004, Source:

The president's decision to consult a private lawyer in relation to the Valerie Plame investigation suggests that he knows more than he's telling.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2003, Source:

If a president is found to have lied in order to lead our nation into war, what are the appropriate consequences?