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Bush End Game
George W. Bush's presidency since 2007

Bush - Second Term
George W. Bush's presidency from 2005-06

Bush - First Term
George W. Bush's presidency, 2000-04

Who Is Bob Gates?
The secret world of Defense Secretary Gates

2004 Campaign
Bush Bests Kerry

Behind Colin Powell's Legend
Gauging Powell's reputation.

The 2000 Campaign
Recounting the controversial campaign.

Media Crisis
Is the national media a danger to democracy?

The Clinton Scandals
Behind President Clinton's impeachment.

Nazi Echo
Pinochet & Other Characters.

The Dark Side of Rev. Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and American politics.

Contra Crack
Contra drug stories uncovered

Lost History
America's tainted historical record

The October Surprise "X-Files"
The 1980 election scandal exposed.

From free trade to the Kosovo crisis.

Other Investigative Stories



In Case You Missed These Stories

May 20, 2009

Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing more stories, some readers say they miss some that fly by. So, each month, we'll point out some special stories from the previous month.

Here is a selection from April 2009, focusing on the scandal over the Bush administration's torture policies:

"Leahy Bails on Truth Commission," by Charlotte Dennett, noting Sen. Patrick Leahy's foundering plan for investigating Bush wrongdoing. (April 1, 2009)

"Leahy Faults GOP Partisanship on Bush," by Jason Leopold, regarding Republican resistance to any probe of George W. Bush's wrongdoing. (April 2, 2009)

"Cowardice in the Time of Torture," by Ray McGovern, examining the lack of political courage during the "war on terror." (April 5, 2009)

"Another Bush Intelligence Failure” by Robert Parry, noting continued bureaucratic failures. (April 6, 2009)

"Fixing the Real Wall Street Blame" by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, assessing what went wrong. (April 6, 2009)

"The Gates Doctrine for More Wars" by Melvin A. Goodman, gauging Obama's first military budget. (April 8, 2009)

"Gates's Up-Is-Down Millitary Budget" by David Swanson, debunking the notion of military cuts. (April 8, 2009)

"Easter Hope: Justice Against Torture" by Ray McGovern, noting the irony of right-wing Christians who like torture. (April 8, 2009)

"America, Torture and Hypocrisy" by Robert Parry, reviewing the startling Red Cross revelations. (April 9, 2009)

"Israeli Scholar Disputes Founding Myth" by Morgan Strong, questioning the myth of the Jewish Diaspora. (April 11, 2009)

"US News Media Fails America Again" by Robert Parry, decribing the silliness of much TV journalism. (April 13, 2009)

"Anatomy of Bush's Torture Paradigm," by Ray McGovern, tracing the origins of the torture scandal. (April 14, 2009)

"Bush's Hypocrisy on War Crimes" by Jason Leopold, noting the double standards on treatment of captives. (April 16, 2009)

"How Bush's Tortured Legal Logic Won" by Robert Parry, reviewing the conflicts of interests in the legal opinions on torture. (April 17, 2009)

"GOP's Civil Liberties Hypocrisy” by Nat Parry, looking at the surprising Republican concern about privacy rights. (April 20, 2009)

"Connecting CIA Torture to Abu Ghraib," by Robert Parry, explaining how torture spilled over to Iraq. (April 21, 2009)

"On Torture, the Pressure Builds,” by Ray McGovern, watching as new disclosures fill in the blanks. (April 22, 2009)

"Bush Team Ignored Waterboard Case” by Jason Leopold, pointing out the selective reasoning of Bush lawyers. (April 23, 2009)

"How Bush's Torture Helped al-Qaeda” by Robert Parry, discussing the ways torture boomeranged. (April 23, 2009)

"Real World Reasons Against Torture” by Coleen Rowley, explaining why law enforcement pros hate torture. (April 24, 2009)

"Specter's JFK Specter” by Lisa Pease, gauging the legacy of the new Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter. (April 29, 2009)

"Who Betrayed Objective Journalism,” by Robert Parry, looking at the mainstream media's lack of true balance. (April 30, 2009)

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