Some special stories in March demonstrated our unique brand of investigative journalism, bringing historical context to current events. Stories included White House secrets on the sabotage of Vietnam peace talks, realization that Campaign 2012 may turn on old myths about Iran, the legal battle over health-care reform and more.
“Confusion Over the First Amendment” by Robert Parry, examining Republican claims that an employer should have a religious right to deny an employee health coverage, March 1, 2012.
“LBJ’s ‘X-File’ on Nixon’s ‘Treason” by Robert Parry, a look-back on what Lyndon Johnson knew about Richard Nixon’s sabotage of the Vietnam peace talks, March 3, 2012.
“Profiting Off Nixon’s Treason” by Robert Parry, describing how Nixon’s Wall Street backers used inside knowledge of the doomed peace talks, March 4, 2012.
“Can Rush Keep It Up” by Peter Dreier, questioning the continued potency of Rush Limbaugh’s radio bullying, March 5, 2012.
“Romney’s Made-Up History on Iran” by Robert Parry, piercing the mythology around Ronald Reagan and Iran, March 6, 2012.
“An Israeli October Surprise on Obama” by Paul R. Pillar, assessing the political impact of an Israeli attack on Iran, March 7, 2012.
“How the Right’s Smear Machine Started” by Robert Parry, tracing the pattern back to Nixon, March 8, 2012.
“Will Netanyahu Defy Obama on Iran?” by Robert Parry, noting that the Israeli prime minister might see twin benefits in an attack on Iran, March 9, 2012.
“Israel’s Tragedy of ‘Victories,’” by Morgan Strong, observing how Israeli attacks on its neighbors have left it more insecure, March 10, 2012.
“Slovakia Defies Kochs and Cato” by Mark Ames, reporting on a small country rejecting “free-market” extremism, March 12, 2012.
“America’s Core Values in Afghan War?” by Nat Parry, reflecting on a string of atrocities carried out by U.S. troops, March 14, 2012.
“The Surge Myths Deadly Results” by Robert Parry, examining how Iraq’s “successful” surge lead to a similar approach toward Afghanistan. March 17, 2012.
“The 1%’s Doctrine for the 99%” by Mark Ames, exploring the history of the rich treating average Americans as chattel, March 21, 2012.
“Did the Founders Hate Government?” by Robert Parry, reviewing America’s real founding narrative, March 22, 2012.
“The Sarah Pa;in/Neocon Alliance” by Morgan Strong, filling in some missing pieces from HBO’s “Game Change,” March 22, 2012.
“Are the GOP Justices Political Hacks?” by Robert Parry, assessing the partisanship behind the Supreme Court’s assault on health-care reform, March 25, 2012.
“‘Hunger Games’ Left Appetite for More” by Lisa Pease, reviewing the smash-hit movie, March 26, 2012.
“Hunt for the Historical Jesus” by Rev. Howard Bess, dissecting a 2,000-year-old mystery, March 26, 2012.
“GOP Justices Clown Over Health Care” by Robert Parry, pointing out the constitutional absurdity of questions from Republican justices, March 27, 2012.
“Calling Dr. Strangelove” by David Krieger and Daniel Ellsberg, explaining the hazard of keeping obsolete land-based missiles, March 27, 2012.
“GOP Justices Ignore the Founders” by Robert Parry, noting how the Republican “strict constructionists” suddenly blow off the actual Constitution, March 28, 2012.
“Health Law Dispute Hinges on Timing” by Sam Parry, zeroing in on the narrow issue of when to buy insurance, March 28, 2012.
“A Judicial War on Democracy” by Robert Parry, viewing the Supreme Court challenge to health care reform as another blow to U.S. democracy, March 29, 2012.
“Nature of Self-Defeating Convictions” by Phil Rockstroh, reflecting on how his fellow white male Southerners buy into harmful false narratives, March 29, 2012.
“When Is a Hack a Hack?” by Robert Parry, looking at how “Obamacare” has blinded conservatives regarding their principles, March 30, 2012.
“Minnesota Battle Over Israeli Bonds” by Sylvia Schwarz, discussing a legal fight over a U.S. state investing in a foreign country, March 31, 2012.
“If the Supreme Court Goes Rogue” by Sam Parry, exploring the threat to democracy if the High Court’s majority starts ignoring the Constitution, March 31, 2012.
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