Some of our special stories in June focused on the misguided framing of Campaign 2012, continued misreporting on Iran’s nuclear program, the misunderstood history of Watergate, and mistaken beliefs about human nature.
“Showing that Hostage-Taking Works” by Robert Parry, reflecting on the GOP success in making the U.S. economy “scream,” June 1, 2012.
“The ‘Blame Obama’ Syndrome” by Robert Parry, describing how Big Media ascribes U.S. problems to Obama’s personality, June 5, 2012.
“Sorting Out the Facts About Iran” by Ray McGovern, puzzling over the neocon persistence in exaggerating the Iranian threat, June 5, 2012.
“Lessons from Gov. Walker’s Win” by Robert Parry, analyzing why the recall effort failed, June 6, 2012.
“The Almost Scoop on Nixon’s ‘Treason’” by Robert Parry, recalling how an investigative story in 1968 nearly changed history, June 7, 2012.
“Madness of Late-Stage Capitalism” by Phil Rockstroh, comparing today’s economy with an aged Howard Hughes, June 11, 2012.
“Jesus, the Radical Economist” by Rev. Howard Bess, learning from the economic teachings of Jesus, June 11, 2012.
“The Dark Continuum of Watergate” by Robert Parry, defining the lasting footprint of Richard Nixon’s politics, June 12, 2012.
“Media Backsliding on Iran Nukes” by Robert Parry, calling out the mainstream press for its sloppy reporting, June 13, 2012.
“Admissions on Nixon’s ‘Treason’” by Robert Parry, reporting on the Asian side of Richard Nixon’s Vietnam peace talk sabotage, June 14, 2012.
“How Tea Partiers Diss the Framers” by Robert Parry, remembering how the Framers valued a strong central government, June 16, 2012.
“Amnesty’s Shilling for US Wars” by Ann Wright and Coleen Rowley, calling out Amnesty International for its backing of the Afghan War, June 18, 2012.
“Who Speaks for Jesus?” by Paul Surlis, challenging the Vatican’s denunciations of American nuns and health-care reform, June 19, 2012.
“Julian Assange’s Artful Dodge” by Ray McGovern, explaining the WikiLeaks founder’s dash to the Ecuadorian embassy, June 20, 2012.
“Strangling the Republic” by Beverly Bandler, tracking the efforts of Corporate America to squeeze the life out of the old republic, June 20, 2012.
“All for One” by Winslow Myers, remembering that despite divisions and animosities, humans have a common need to cooperate, June 22, 2012.
“WPost’s Kessler Earns 4 Pinocchios” by Robert Parry, noting how this “fact-checker” covers Mitt Romney’s flanks on jobs exporting, June 24, 2012.
“A Comedy at the ‘End of the World’” by Lisa Pease, commending a comic look at humans at the end of existence, June 25, 2012.
“What Russia Fears in Syrian Conflict” by Joe Lauria, dissecting Russian objections to intervention in a civil war, June 26, 2012.
“WPost’s Fact-Check-gate” by Robert Parry, calling out “fact-checker” Kessler for a cover-up of Romney’s business practices, June 26, 2012.
“Why Jesus Died” by Rev. Howard Bess, describing recent historical findings that give context to Jesus’s execution, June 26, 2012.
“The Price of Political Purity” by Robert Parry, drawing lessons for today from the bitter politics of 1968, June 27, 2012.
“How Iran Might See the Threats” by Ray McGovern, taking an Iran-eye-view of Western and Israeli hostility, June 28, 2012.
“The Thwarting of Catholic Reform” by Paul Surlis, recalling the promise of Vatican II and why those hopes were dashed, June 28, 2012.
“Footlong Hot Dogs of the Apocalypse” by Phil Rockstroh, warning of the fate that comes from American over-consumption, June 29, 2012.
“Roberts Embraces Right’s Fake History” by Robert Parry, noting that Justice Roberts’s support for health reform came with a concession to the Right, June 29, 2012.
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