Once a month, we look back at some of the previous month’s specialstories. Here’s a selection from April.
Editor’s Note: Because we’ve been publishing so many 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 2011, focusing on the war in Libya, the assault on Medicare and hypocrisy on terrorism:
“Libyan War Recalls Afghan Pitfalls” by Robert Parry, reporting on Obama administration’s worries about the Libyan conflict. (April 2, 2011)
“Analyzing Goldstone’s Gaza Retreat” by Lawrence Davidson, explaining Judge Goldstone’s backtracking on criticism of Israel. (April 4, 2011)
“WPost Seeks Longer Iraq Occupation” by Robert Parry, noting an obsession of the Washington Post’s neocon editors. (April 4, 2011)
“Military Tribunal May Hide 9/11 Motives” by Ray McGovern, explaining the loss of historical transparency. (April 5, 2011)
“Rep. Ryan’s Free-Market Death Panel” by Robert Parry, assessing the radical Republican changes to Medicare. (April 7, 2011)
“NYT Demands Libyan War Escalation'” by Robert Parry, citing risks from the New York Times war demands. (April 8, 2011)
“Strange Twist in Wisconsin Battle” by Lisa Pease, reporting on the strange case of a state judicial election. (April 8, 2011)
“Letting a Cuban Terrorist Go Free” by Robert Parry, reviewing the perjury acquittal of the notorious Luis Posada. (April 9, 2011)
“Twenty Years Ago, a Lost Opportunity” by Robert Parry, recalling a final chance to hold the Reagan-Bush team accountable. (April 15, 2011)
“How I View the American Crisis” by Robert Parry, suggesting history can point to future strategies. (April 17, 2011)
“McGovern Reflects on Truth-Telling” by Ray McGovern, noting the role of honesty in a democracy. (April 18, 2011)
“Spy vs. Spy: the First Patriots Day” by Robert Parry, giving the larger context of Paul Revere’s ride. (April 18-19, 2011)
“Giving War a Chance” by Robert Parry, explaining how neocons still hope to violently remake the Muslim world. (April 21, 2011)
“NATO Pushes ‘Regime Change’ in Libya” by Peter Dyer, exposing the West’s strategy in the Libyan civil war. (April 22, 2011)
“News Flash: Iraq War Was About Oil” by Ray McGovern, examining new evidence on an old dispute. (April 22, 2011)
“Republicans Embrace ‘Greedy Geezers’” by Robert Parry, observing a cynical ploy to split the retired and near-retired. (April 25, 2011)
“Trying ‘Shock and Awe’ in Libya” by Robert Parry, describing NATO’s strategy of high-tech intimidation. (April 27, 2011)
“Petraeus: A Threat to CIA Analysis” by Ray McGovern, critiquing President Obama’s selection of Gen. Petraeus to run the CIA. (April 28, 2011)
“Questioning Obama’s Americanism” by Robert Parry, challenging the tactic of portraying the President as un-American. (April 29, 2011)
“The Robber Barons Are Back!” by Aerik Vondenburg, retracing the restoration of an unequal gilded age. (April 30, 2011)
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