Some of our special stories in February explained how the U.S. public is getting misled to war on Iran, how key Republicans are waging war on women and the environment, how the Right has distorted the Founders and the U.S. Constitution, and more.
“Divining the Truth about Iran” by Ray McGovern, noting that U.S. intelligence still says Iran isn’t building a nuclear bomb, Feb. 1, 2012
“The Almost Vanunu” by Marshall Wilson, tracing Israel’s global pursuit of a rogue intelligence officer, Feb. 1, 2012
“In Iran Dispute, Who’s at Fault?” by Nat Parry, examining issues of international law relevant to the Iran-Israel-U.S. debate, Feb. 3, 2012
“What Israel Really Fears about Iran” by William Blum, dissecting what Israeli officials warn about a nuclear Iran, Feb. 4, 2012
“Return of Cheney’s One Percent Doctrine” by Robert Parry, noting the exaggerations of the Iranian threat to the United States, Feb. 4, 2012
“Ducking Climate Warming Evidence” by Sam Parry, revealing how the mainstream media avoids offending the Right over climate change, Feb. 6, 2012
“Rigging American ‘Democracy’” by Robert Parry, assessing the impact of super-PAC ads, Feb. 6, 2012
“Who’s Wrong in ‘War on Catholics’?” by Daniel C. Maguire, challenging the anti-birth control stance of the Catholic bishops, Feb. 7, 2012
“Obama’s Super Bowl Fumble,” by Ray McGovern, critiquing President Obama’s failure to tamp down the fires of war on Iran, Feb. 7, 2012
“Ginning Up a ‘War’ on the Catholic Church” by Robert Parry, noting Republican efforts to exploit a birth-control mandate, Feb. 9, 2012
“Founders’ Secular Vision for America” by Rev. Howard Bess, recalling a key wisdom of the Founders, Feb. 11, 2012
“The Right’s Inside-Out Constitution” by Robert Parry, explaining how the Tea Party gets the U.S. Constitution wrong, Feb. 13, 2012
“New Weasel Word on Iran Nukes” by Robert Parry, detecting how the U.S. press shifted the war debate with the word “capability,” Feb. 15, 2012
“Which Way for the Occupy Protests?” by Stephanie Van Hook, pondering the future direction of a popular movement, Feb. 16, 2012
“Theocracy Comes to Virginia” by Sam Parry, exposing the extremism of the state’s anti-abortion legislation, Feb. 18, 2012
“Lieberman Edges US to War with Iran” by Robert Parry, citing a Senate resolution for war over a nuclear “capability,” Feb. 18, 2012
“Santorum’s Anti-Environmentalism” by Sam Parry, examining what the GOP candidate meant by his “phony theology” remark, Feb. 21, 2012
“Americans Abandon International Law” by Nat Parry, observing a continuing drift away from universal principles of behavior, Feb. 22, 2012
“Santorum Abuses ‘E Pluribus Unum’” by Robert Parry, correcting the Republican’s mischaracterization of an American motto, Feb. 23, 2012
“Madison: Father of the Commerce Clause” by Robert Parry, disputing the Right’s odd reinvention of James Madison, Feb. 24, 2012
“CNN Silences War-Skeptical Soldier” by Ray McGovern, reflecting on the aborted comments of a soldier objecting to more war, Feb. 27, 2012
“Santorum ‘Throws Up’ on JFK/Obama” by Robert Parry, noting the Republican’s loose attitudes toward truth, Feb. 27, 2012
“The ‘Winners’ Take Everything” by James DiEugenio, explaining why the American middle class keeps shrinking, Feb. 29, 2012
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