Some of our special stories in May focused on the moral ambiguity of killing “terrorists,” the troubling role of religion in fomenting violence, the start of President Obama’s reelection campaign, and correcting historical distortions both old and new.
“Not Explaining the Why of Terrorism” by Ray McGovern, noting how the Obama administration still ducks this tough question. May 2, 2012.
“How US Hubris Baited Afghan Trap” by Robert Parry, explaining the real mistake of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. May 3, 2012.
“Declaring War on ‘Political Islamism’” by Robert Parry, reporting on what the neocons plan in a Romney presidency. May 4, 2012.
“Obama Gets Tough, Finally” by Robert Parry, reflecting on President Obama’s new combative tone. May 7, 2012.
“Hiding the True Jesus” by Rev. Howard Bess, peeling back the layers of deception around this historical figure. May 8, 2012.
“A ‘Treason’ Trial for Barack Obama?” by Robert Parry, expounding on how the Right’s false history of the nation’s founding distorts politics. May 9, 2012.
“Honoring a ‘Terror War’ Architect” by Ray McGovern, describing Fordham’s plan to have counterterrorism chief John Brennan address graduates. May 12, 2012.
“Reflecting on Mother’s Day and War” by Coleen Rowley, recalling the original idea behind Mother’s Day. May 14, 2012.
“How the US Press Lost Its Way” by Robert Parry, explaining the decline of the American news media from Watergate to the present. May 15, 2012.
“Applying the Six-Day War to Iran” by Ray McGovern, discerning how mistaken history can influence the present. May 17, 2012.
“Contemplating the Abyss” by Phil Rockstroh, pondering how the greed of late-stage capitalism is driving the planet toward destruction. May 18, 2012.
“America’s Early Wars of Empire” by Jada Thacker, challenging the view that America’s empire arrived late, May 21, 2012.
“NYT Admits Lockerbie Case Flaws” by Robert Parry, observing how a Times obit of the “Lockerbie bomber” finally concedes the case was weak. May 21, 2012.
“The Enduring Secrets of Watergate” by Robert Parry, shedding light on some of the continuing mysteries of the 40-year-old burglary. May 22, 2012.
“Memorial Day Gas Lower Than Bush’s” by Robert Parry, debunking Republican arguments about higher gas prices. May 25, 2012.
“The Bible’s Vile Standards of Marriage” by Rev. Howard Bess, recalling what the Bible had in mind for marriages. May 27, 2012.
“How al-Qaeda Exploits Palestine Cause” by Robert Parry, reviewing the Bin Laden file’s plans for waging propaganda. May 27, 2012.
“Pope Paul VI’s Error on Birth Control” by Paul Surlis, tracing the battle over contraceptives back to a Vatican mistake. May 29, 2012.
“The Moral Challenge of ‘Kill Lists’” by Ray McGovern, reflecting on morals and the war on “terrorists.” May 30, 2012.
“Steering from the Abyss” by Robert Parry, lamenting the endless double standards over wars by “good guys” and “bad guys.” May 31, 2012.
“GOP’s Strategy of Deception” by Beverly Bandler, tracking many Republican lies and distortions. May 31, 2012.
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