Some of our special stories in December focused on political battles facing Barack Obama’s second term, the firebombing at the house of an ex-Israeli spy, the slaughter of 20 children in Connecticut, and the Right’s insistent misinterpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
“A Shot for a Possible New World” by Morgan Strong, assessing the openings from President Obama’s reelection. Dec. 1, 2012.
“Why to Say No to Susan Rice” by Ray McGovern, explaining some real reasons to object to Rice as a possible Secretary of State. Dec. 3, 2012.
“Arson Seen in Attack on Ex-Israeli Spy” by Robert Parry, reporting on the firebombing of Ari Ben-Menashe’s Montreal home. Dec. 3, 2012.
“Ben-Menashe Case Eyes Bomb Residue” by Robert Parry, describing the probe of a mysterious fire. Dec. 5, 2012.
“Still Pretending on Israel’s Nuke Arsenal” by Paul R. Pillar, writing how the U.S. undercut a conference seeking a Middle East nuclear-free zone. Dec. 8, 2012.
“Who Bombed Ben-Menashe’s House?” by Robert Parry, updating the arson mystery around the attack on the ex-Israeli spy’s home. Dec. 8, 2012.
“Growing Doubts about Susan Rice” by Ray McGovern, noting the rising opposition to a possible State Department nomination. Dec. 13, 2012.
“The 2nd Amendment and Killing Kids” by Robert Parry, rejecting the right-wing nonsense about the Framers wanting armed resistance. Dec. 15, 2012.
“Placing Blame for Gun Massacres” by Peter Dreier, recognizing the madness of some pro-gun advocates. Dec. 16, 2012.
“How the GOP Promoted Gun Madness” by Robert Parry, recalling the political pandering of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Dec. 16, 2012.
“Hijacking the Second Amendment” by Joe Lauria, tracing how the NRA tricked Americans regarding their “gun rights.” Dec. 17, 2012.
“Dim Tidings of Political Disconnect” by Phil Rockstroh, reflecting on how false narratives confuse the masses. Dec. 17, 2012.
“The Right’s Limited Government Scam” by Robert Parry, revealing how right-wingers deceive Americans regarding the Founding. Dec. 18, 2012.
“Neocons Guided Petraeus on Afghan War” by Robert Parry, exposing the secret alliance that expanded an unwinnable war. Dec. 19, 2012.
“Hagel: The Neocons’ Last Stand” by Robert Parry, reviewing the stakes involved in the fight over Chuck Hagel’s nomination. Dec. 20, 2012.
“The Right’s Second Amendment Lies” by Robert Parry, debunking the right-wing myths about the “right to bear arms.” Dec. 21, 2012.
“An Incurious ‘Zero Dark Thirty’” by Jim DiEugenio, questioning the lack of historical context in the get-bin-Laden movies. Dec. 21, 2012.
“NRA Suggests a Police State” by Robert Parry, ripping apart the absurd idea of arming-up everywhere children may go. Dec. 23, 2012.
“Israel Lobby Takes Aim Again” by former Ambassador Chas Freeman, recalling how he was targeted as a “realist.” Dec. 24, 2012.
“The Price of Revolutionary Illusions” by Robert Parry, linking romantic notions about armed revolution and the death of children. Dec. 26, 2012.
“The Larger Question of Chuck Hagel” by Ray McGovern, evaluating the stakes in the Hagel nomination fight. Dec. 28, 2012.
“War Spending and the Fiscal Cliff” by Coleen Rowley, tracking the budget crisis to the door of the Military-Industrial Complex. Dec. 31, 2012.
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