Some of our special stories in May offered insights into the killing of Osama bin Laden, the historical mysteries of past presidents John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, the curious visit to Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the myths surrounding Defense Secretary Robert Gates and more.
“The Royal Wedding’s Pre-Crime Arrests” by Coleen Rowley, examining heavy-handed police tactics. (May 1, 2011)
“Finishing a Job, Obama Gets Osama” by Robert Parry looking back on George W. Bush’s failures. (May 2, 2011)
“What Has Bin Laden’s Killing Wrought?” by Ray McGovern, assessing the risks and rewards of an assassination. (May 5, 2011)
“Politics of Revenge and Submission” by Phil Rockstroh, lamenting how the American republic had to die to get bin Laden. (May 5, 2011)
“The Curious Bush/Bin Laden Symbiosis” by Robert Parry, tracking the odd way the two adversaries helped one another. (May 7, 2011)
“Jimmy Carter’s October Surprise Doubts” by Robert Parry, noting the ex-president’s questions about how his reelection was spoiled. (May 12, 2011)
“How Fox News Outfoxes Americans” by Danny Schechter, exploring the propaganda techniques of Fox News. (May 13, 2011)
“Mitch Daniels: Architect of US Debt Crisis” by Robert Parry, wondering how George W. Bush’s budget director became a “fiscal” conservative. (May 14, 2011)
“Leaving a Church of Free-Market Miracles” by Phil Rockstroh, marveling at America’s disconnect from reality. (May 17, 2011)
“Asking Obama to Protect Gaza Relief Ship” by Ray McGovern, contrasting the president’s rhetoric on change with a neglect for Palestinian rights. (May 19, 2011)
“Netanyahu Sets Limits for Obama” by Robert Parry, describing the audacity of the Israeli prime minister in the Oval Office. (May 21, 2011)
“Obama Goes AIPAC-ing” by Lawrence Davidson, reporting on the president’s appeal to the Zionist Lobby. (May 23, 2011)
“Cheering Netanyahu’s Intransigence” by Robert Parry, marveling at how Congress groveled before the Israeli prime minister. (May 25, 2011)
“Taking the Side of Billionaires” by Robert Parry, observing how the Republican default position is to defend the rich. (May 26, 2011)
“Netanyahu’s Pyrrhic Victory” by Daniel C. Maguire, questioning the long-term success of the Israeli prime minister’s arrogant visit. (May 27, 2011)
“The Reality of Robert Gates” by Paul R. Pillar, challenging the myth that has surrounded the Defense Secretary. (May 28, 2011)
“Behind the Netanyahu Spectacle” by Lawrence Davidson, explaining how Israeli supporters are pressuring President Obama. (May 29, 2011)
“The Mysterious Robert Gates” by Robert Parry, contesting the Defense Secretary’s record as a straight-shooter. (May 31, 2011)
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