Some of our special stories in January focused on the need for a truthful history, the failure of the news media to do the right thing, the neocons’ ugly battle to block Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be Defense Secretary, and the need to pose some tough questions to CIA nominee John Brennan.
“How America Became an Empire” by Jim DiEugenio, writing the first of a two-part review of Oliver Stone’s Showtime series and book. Jan. 1, 2013
“Should Afghanistan Be Partitioned?” by Bruce P. Cameron, suggesting the need for a divided Afghanistan. Jan. 3, 2013
“Al Gore’s Current TV Debacle” by Robert Parry, explaining why an alternate TV strategy failed. Jan. 4, 2013
“Is the Constitution Still Relevant?” by Robert Parry, answering mostly in the affirmative. Jan. 5, 2013
“Excusing Torture, Again” by Ray McGovern, dissecting the latest pro-torture apologia from the Washington Post. Jan. 7, 2013
“The Grilling that Brennan Deserves” by Ray McGovern, laying out the hard questions that the CIA nominee should answer. Jan. 9, 2013
“Anti-Hagel Bullies Meet Resistance” by Paul R. Pillar, noting that for once the neocons are not getting a free shot. Jan. 10, 2013
“America’s Bloody Price for Power” by Jim DiEugenio, providing the second part of his review of Stone’s “The Untold History of the United States.” Jan. 11, 2013
“More Second Amendment Madness” by Robert Parry, debunking the false claims about gun rights. Jan. 14, 2013
“America’s War for Reality” by Robert Parry, putting the challenge of historical accuracy in context. Jan. 15, 2013
“The Depressing ‘Zero Dark Thirty’” by Robert Parry, critiquing the controversial movie of Osama bin Laden’s death. Jan. 16, 2013
“The Iraq War Surge Myth Returns” by Robert Parry, marveling how a false reality is returning to dominate Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing. Jan. 17, 2013
“The Right’s Dangerously Bad History” by Robert Parry, citing the sloppy historical claims of Sen. Rand Paul and other key Republicans. Jan. 18, 2013
“The Moral Torment of Leon Panetta” by Ray McGovern, rethinking his earlier optimism about the ex-CIA director and outgoing Defense Secretary. Jan. 19, 2013
“The Second Amendment’s History” by Beverly Bandler, recollecting the actual context of American gun rights. Jan. 21, 2013
“What to Make of Barack Obama?” by Robert Parry, puzzling over the contradictions between his Second Inaugural and his record. Jan. 22, 2013
“Finally, the Republicans Are Afraid” by Robert Parry, observing a growing alarm in GOP ranks. Jan. 24, 2013
“Overcoming the Great Dismal” by Phil Rockstroh, pondering desperate challenges like climate change and the political dysfunction. Jan. 25, 2013
“Return of Three-Fifths of a Person” by Robert Parry, reporting on brazen Republican schemes to devalue the votes of blacks and other minorities. Jan. 26, 2013
“Reality Bites Back” by Robert Parry, reflecting on the great American battle between fantasy and empiricism. Jan. 29, 2013
“When Truth Tried to Stop War” by Ray McGovern, recalling the brave act by British intelligence officer Katharine Gunn to stop the Iraq War. Jan. 31, 2013
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