In Case You Missed…

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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