In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories from October, focusing on the last weeks of the U.S. presidential campaign, the controversy over the Benghazi deaths, and historical mysteries from the Cuban Missile Crisis and JFK’s assassination to the October Surprise cases of 1968 and 1980.

The Burden of Pentagon Spending” by Melvin A. Goodman, contesting the need for a giant military budget. Oct. 1, 2012

The Silence of the Drones” by Ray McGovern, questioning the practicality and morality of the U.S. drone attacks. Oct. 1, 2012

When Debate Zingers Backfired” by Robert Parry, recalling a botched debate strategy by George H.W. Bush. Oct. 1, 2012

Exploiting the Benghazi Attack” by Paul R. Pillar, noting how Mitt Romney exploited a tragedy. Oct. 2, 2012

Did Romney Win the Debate” by Robert Parry, contrasting Barack Obama’s lackluster performance with Mitt Romney’s lies. Oct. 4, 2012

Mitt Romney as Eddie Haskell” by Robert Parry, comparing Romney to the unctuous character on “Leave It to Beaver.” Oct. 5, 2012

Ryan’s Distortion of America’s Founding” by Jada Thacker, disputing Paul Ryan’s reference to the Founders. Oct. 6, 2012

Mitt Romney Lies to the World” by Robert Parry, dissecting the deceptions in Mitt Romney’s foreign policy address. Oct. 9, 2012

How to Save the Middle Class” by Beverly Bandler, explaining what an economic turnaround really requires. Oct. 13, 2012

Bill O’Reilly’s Outdated ‘Killing Kennedy’” by Jim DiEugenio, describing the many shortcomings in a JFK book. Oct. 13, 2012

When Lesser Evil Misses the Point” by Ted Lieverman, reflecting on how divisions on the Left have aided the Right. Oct. 14, 2012

Warnings from the Cuban Missile Crisis” by Don North, a first-hand account of when the world faced extinction. Oct. 14, 2012

The Real Blame for Deaths in Libya” by Ray McGovern, pointing the finger at violent U.S. interventions. Oct. 15, 2012

How Romney Harms the Middle Class” by William Frey, a former Republican concerned about the extremist turns of the GOP. Oct. 16, 2012

Mitt Romney’s ‘Perry Mason’ Moment” by Robert Parry, marveling at Romney’s bungled gotcha over Obama’s Benghazi account. Oct. 17, 2012

Ellsberg Warns of a Romney Victory” by Daniel Ellsberg, counseling those on the Left about the risks ahead. Oct. 18, 2012

The October Surprise Mysteries” by Robert Parry, recounting GOP treachery in the 1968 and 1980 elections. Oct. 22, 2012

Romney’s Shape-Shifting Foreign Policy” by Melvin A. Goodman, noting the GOP candidate’s troubling inconsistencies. Oct. 23, 2012

’Moderate Mitt’: Neocon Trojan Horse” by Robert Parry, detecting subterfuge behind Romney’s shift to the foreign policy center. Oct. 24, 2012

Schwarzenegger’s Selective Recall” by Jim DiEugenio, critiquing the memoir of the ex-movie star/ex-California governor. Oct. 26, 2012

Anti-Government Economic Orthodoxy” by Beverly Bandler, observing a deep-seated bias at CNBC. Oct. 27, 2012

Telling Truths about Israel/Palestine” by Lawrence Davidson, reporting on the admissions of aging Israeli military veterans. Oct. 28, 2012

Iran War on the Ballot” by Robert Parry, explaining how a Romney victory would disrupt Obama’s negotiations. Oct. 28, 2012

The Right’s Made-Up Benghazi Cover-up” by William Boardman, criticizing the Fox News hype of a fictitious “scandal.” Oct. 31, 2012

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