The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years.

Making Waves at Alternet

Alternet just published a new article by Russ Baker called “Obama Should Worry About the Bush Family Tentacles Undermining His Plans.” The piece has quickly become the most e-mailed essay on the website.

We encourage readers to continue e-mailing Baker’s article, and to start a discussion on how our ambitious new President can most effectively escape the pressures detailed in Family of Secrets.

Feedback From the Blogs

With newspapers cutting back on their book review sections, much of the best feedback on Family of Secrets is coming from personal blogs.

At, Stan Nodvik reviews the book, calling it “a must-read for those interested in preserving our democracy and its history.” The website Strangely Blogged calls Baker’s book “a useful read, especially for those who have not looked hard at the Bushes before.” And Undernews, the blog of The Progressive Review, says that “as we say goodbye to George Bush (at least until some prosecutor files charges against him), there is no better way to observe the occasion than to read Russ Baker’s new book, Family of Secrets.”

Blaxploitation, GOP Style

Russ Baker has a new article up at Huffington Post about the Bushes’ “lemon diversity,” and the Republicans’ latest cynical attempt to share in President Obama’s historical accomplishment. Timely reading.

Washington Post Chat

Yesterday, Russ Baker answered questions about the Bush legacy for readers of The Washington Post:

Minneapolis: Hi Russ — Thanks for taking questions today. Maybe it’s just me, but I not only have “Bush fatigue,” I have “Bush goodbye fatigue.” Have we always had these endless valedictories and post-mortems when a president leaves office, or is this a special case?

Russ Baker: Well, how surprising is it, really, that the empty goodbye exercise seems to warrant more energy than digging into the real events of the administration itself? We are a country that loves its spectacles. This is nothing new.

Russ also appeared on Reuters TV for a news segment on the end of Bush’s presidency. You can watch that segment here.

GRITtv with Laura Flanders

Watch Russ Baker, Jeff Chang, and Janeane Garofalo discuss the best and worst of Bush-era media coverage with Laura Flanders of GRITtv:

GRITtv airs Mon-Thurs (4 times a day!) at 8 & 1 Eastern, 5 & 10 Pacific, on Free Speech TV (DISH Network ch. 9415).


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