Some of our special stories in January, focusing on Election 2012, a possible new war with Iran, the economic degradation of America’s middle class, missteps on climate change and more.
“Cain Kills Abel: the First Class War” by Rev. Howard Bess, tracing the history of class violence to Biblical tales. (Jan. 1, 2012)
“Iran/Iraq ‘Defectors’ and Disinformation” by Robert Parry, suggesting caution when hearing tales about an enemy. (Jan. 2, 2012)
“Triangulations of Christopher Hitchens” by Sam Husseini, exposing the dark side of the late – and much acclaimed – writer. (Jan. 2, 2012)
“Why Mr. Hardball Found JFK Elusive” by James DiEugenio, critiquing Chris Matthews’s shallow biography of John Kennedy. (Jan. 3, 2012)
“A Betrayal of the Founders” by Ray McGovern, noting how President Obama ducked a fight over civil liberties. (Jan. 4, 2012)
“Fleecing the Angry Whites” by Robert Parry, describing how Republicans are again playing the race card to manipulate prejudiced whites. (Jan. 8, 2012)
“NYT ‘Clarified’ Santorum’s Black Quote” by Robert Parry, recalling the contrast of how a Times reporter handled quotes by Al Gore and Rick Santorum. (Jan. 10, 2012)
“Herding Americans to War with Iran” by Robert Parry, explaining how the war propaganda is working again. (Jan. 12, 2012)
“Ron Paul’s False Founding Narrative” by Robert Parry, challenging the libertarian view of America’s founding. (Jan. 13, 2012)
“Turning America Into Pottersville” by Robert Parry, projecting how Right’s policies would work out for the average person. (Jan. 14, 2012)
“Will Obama Resist Push for Iran War” by Marjorie Cohn, questioning the President’s determination to stand up to Israeli demands. (Jan. 18, 2012)
“Web Sites Protest Anti-Piracy Bills” by Lisa Pease, reporting on an unprecedented Web reaction to restrictive proposals. (Jan. 18, 2012)
“How Not to Celebrate Liberty” by William Loren Katz, remarking on the irony of honoring principles of freedom with acts of repression. (Jan. 19, 2012)
“Israel Tamps Down Iran War Threats” by Ray McGovern, observing changes in Israeli rhetoric. (Jan. 19, 2012)
“Getting Rid of ‘Anti-Israel’ Presidents” by Robert Parry, recalling the trouble U.S. presidents can encounter when they cross Israel. (Jan. 21, 2012)
“Reagan’s Hand in Guatemala Genocide” by Robert Parry, linking the late president to a Guatemalan dictator facing human rights charges. (Jan. 23, 2012)
“The Fiscally Reckless Mitch Daniels” by Robert Parry, exposing the real history of a supposed GOP deficit hawk. (Jan. 24, 2012)
“US/Israel: Iran NOT Building Nukes” by Ray McGovern, revealing that U.S. and Israeli intelligence agree that Iran has not decided to build a bomb. (Jan. 24, 2012)
“What Kind of Christianity Is This?” by Gary G. Kohls, questioning the bloody record of official Christendom in contrast to Jesus’s teaching. (Jan. 25, 2012)
“Selling the Supply-Side Myth” by Robert Parry, exploring how Ronald Reagan’s “supply-side” economics hurt the American middle class. (Jan. 27, 2012)
“The Founders’ True Foresight” by Robert Parry, noting how the Constitution gave America a unity that Europe has lacked. (Jan. 28, 2012)
“Reagan’s Road to Climate Perdition” by Sam Parry, tracing America’s lost way on alternative energy to Ronald Reagan’s mistakes. (Jan. 29, 2012)
“The Ugly Words of Newt Gingrich” by Robert Parry, reflecting on how Newt Gingrich devised nasty language to poison the U.S. political process. (Jan. 30, 2012)
“No Justice for Haditha Massacre” by Marjorie Cohn, reporting on the aftermath of military trials over an infamous Iraq slaughter. (Jan. 30, 2012)
“Murdoch’s WSJ Misleads on Climate” by Sam Parry, looking at the Wall Street Journal’s distortions on global warming. (Jan. 31, 2012)
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