Some of our special stories in July focused on the heightened tensions between Israel and Iran, the press corps going soft on Mitt Romney’s deceptions, the Left’s failed electoral tactics, and tragic cases of American gun violence.
“Mourning Shamir: The Moral Dilemma” by Marc H. Ellis, discussing how Israel’s supporters should view the passing of a terrorist. (July 2, 2012)
“Shamir’s October Surprise Admission” by Robert Parry, recalling a blunt confirmation by the late Israeli prime minister. (July 3, 2012)
“How Scalia Distorts the Framers” by Robert Parry, challenging how a right-wing justice depicts the Commerce Clause. (July 4, 2012)
“Did Reagan Know about Baby Thefts?” by Robert Parry, questioning how much President Reagan knew about his Argentine “death squad” allies. (July 6, 2012)
“The Enigma of Yasser Arafat” by Kathleen and Bill Christison, remembering the Palestinian leader whose death was back in the news. (July 7, 2012)
“The Silence on Global Warning” by Robert Parry, noting how politicians and pundits avoid linking the extreme weather to global warming. (July 9, 2012)
“The Mystery of Arafat’s Death” by Ray McGovern, examining the questions raised about how the Palestinian leader died. (July 10, 2012)
“The Battle over the Constitution” by Beverly Bandler, warning about the Right’s distortion of the founding document. (July 10, 2012)
“The ‘America-Held-Hostage’ Narrative” by Robert Parry, wondering why the press downplays the Republican sabotage of the economy. (July 10, 2012)
“Mitt Romney: The New Teflon Man” by Robert Parry, observing how the “independent fact-checkers” bend over to give the Republican a breat. (July 12, 2012)
“Bohemian Grove and Reagan’s ‘Treason’” by Robert Parry, recalling a strange Republican alibi involving the rich man’s retreat. (July 13, 2012)
“The Romney ‘Fact-Checking’ Scandal” by Robert Parry, criticizing “fact-checkers” who aid Mitt Romney’s cover-up of his role at Bain Capital. (July 14, 2012)
“Romney’s ‘Fact-Checker’ Cover-up” by Robert Parry, reporting on Washington Post’s Kessler’s response to criticism. (July 16, 2012)
“The Plot that Killed Gandhi” by Jim DiEugenio, looking back at how the world lost a non-violent leader. (July 17, 2012)
“Harassing the Whistleblowers” by Ray McGovern, explaining the importance of honest scientists at the Food and Drug Administration. (July 17, 2012)
“Reviving the Rendition Debate” by Nat Parry, noting how an international conference put the focus back on U.S. rendition. (July 18, 2012)
“Romney’s New Lie” by Robert Parry, exposing how the GOP presidential hopeful bought into a right-wing distortion. (July 18, 2012)
“Advantage to Mr. Romney” by Robert Parry, observing how the Republican candidate survived early attention on his business questions. (July 20, 2012)
“Batman in an Age of Polarization” by Lisa Pease, drawing social messages from the controversial action movie. (July 21, 2012)
“America: A Nation of Wildebeast” by Robert Parry, commenting on how gun violence continues to cull the national herd. (July 22, 2012)
“Will Downing St. Memo Recur on Iran” by Annie Machon and Ray McGovern, worrying whether Iraq history will repeat on Iran. (July 23, 2012)
“Finally, Fact-Checking Romney’s Lie” by Robert Parry, observing the belated response by “fact-checkers” to Romney’s “you didn’t build that” distortion. (July 23, 2012)
“The Vanity of Perfectionism” by Robert Parry, recalling how the Left’s past electoral strategies have made matters worse. (July 27, 2012)
“Caro’s Flawed Tale of LBJ’s Rise” by Jim DiEugenio, critiquing a much-touted account of President Johnson’s ascension to the White House. (July 28, 2012)
“Romney Ups the Ante on Israel” by Robert Parry, describing the Republican’s bid to peel away Jewish voters with tough talk on Iran. (July 30, 2012)
“A Persian Gulf Hotline Proposed” by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity,” suggesting a way to avert an unnecessary conflict. (July 31, 2012)
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