Some of our special stories in April focused on the need for honest history about America’s founding principles and honest reporting about today’s pressing issues, including health-care reform, civil liberties, income inequality, violence, foreign policy, torture and war.
“The Founders’ Musket Mandate” by Robert Parry, examining how the Founders felt about federal mandates on citizens. (April 2, 2012)
“GOP Five Like Stripping Americans” by Robert Parry, noting the five Republican justices’ contempt for human rights of defendants. (April 3, 2012)
“Bin Laden’s Personal Debt to Bush” by Robert Parry, reflecting on how the terrorist leader enjoyed his final decade. (April 4, 2012)
“What’s Not Good for the Country” by Robert Parry, challenging the US press corps to speak hard truths. (April 5, 2012)
“Render to Caesar, Extraordinarily” by Ray McGovern, objecting to the hypocrisy of Christians celebrating Easter and tolerating torture. (April 6, 2012)
“Behind Another Rampage Massacre” by Mark Ames, exploring the motives behind another “senseless” mass slaughter. (April 7, 2012)
“GOP Five’s Code: Power Is Power” by Robert Parry, pointing to the lack of judicial restraint on the U.S. Supreme Court. (April 8, 2012)
“Botox of Late-Stage Capitalism” by Phil Rockstroh, comparing Wall Street’s efforts to look good to the wrinkle-removing drug. (April 9, 2012)
“Demonizing Gunter Grass” by Robert Parry, questioning the massive assault on the German poet for criticizing Israeli policies. (April 10, 2012)
“How Neocons Sank Iran Nuke Deal” by Robert Parry, recalling how an earlier negotiation was torpedoed. (April 11, 2012)
“Is Occupy’s Purity Under Assault?” by Danny Schechter, reporting on internal battles inside the anti-Wall Street group. (April 14, 2012)
“Romney’s Upside-Down Constitution” by Robert Parry, critiquing Mitt Romney’s peculiar understanding of the founding document. (April 14, 2012)
“America’s Founding Pragmatism” by Robert Parry, looking back at the true founding principles of the United States. (April 15, 2012)
“The 1%’s Hand in the Afghan Murders” by Mark Ames, tracing Sgt. Bales’s rampage to his family’s struggles at the hand of unscrupulous banks. (April 16, 2012)
“Iran’s Phantom Menace” by Ray McGovern, objecting to dangerous myths about Iran. (April 16, 2012)
“Misguided Scheme from NYT’s Friedman” by Robert Parry, exposing the flaws of a plan for a “centrist” third party. (April 18, 2012)
“Measuring Obama’s Record” by Beverly Bandler, comparing the myths with the realities. (April 19, 2012)
“Poland Probes CIA Black Site Prisons” by Nat Parry, reporting on a courageous effort in Eastern Europe to discover the truth. (April 21, 2012)
“Mitt Romney: Professional Liar” by Robert Parry, marveling over the GOP candidate’s capacity for brazen deception. (April 23, 2012)
“How Obama Recycled a Lie About Iran” by Elizabeth Murray, tracing how a big lie ended up in a key presidential speech. (April 25, 2012)
“The US Press Sell-Out on Iraq War” by Coleen Rowley, recalling the American media’s failure to stand by whistleblowers. (April 26, 2012)
“Confronting the Big Empty” by Phil Rockstroh, looking at the hollowness of American life amid late-stage capitalism. (April 26, 2012)
“Some Israelis Resist Netanyahu” by Robert Parry, reporting on Israelis who stand opposed to unnecessary wars. (April 30, 2012)
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