Some of our special stories in March focused on dark questions about the new Pope, the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, fresh insights into Watergate and Iran-Contra, and the Right’s gross distortion of the Second Amendment.
“The Catholic Church’s Lost Hope” by Father Paul Surlis, recalling the Vatican’s failure to undertake serious reform. March 3, 2013.
“Perverting the Constitution for Power” by Robert Parry, assessing how Republican partisans on the Supreme Court help rig elections. March 3, 2013.
“An Unheeded Warning on the Iraq War” by Coleen Rowley, noting how the FBI hierarchy ignored consequences from the Iraq War. March 4, 2013.
“The NRA’s War on America” by Beverly Bandler, recounting how the gun lobby has put the United States in danger. March 4, 2013.
“What Has US Militarism Wrought” by Robert Parry, reviewing a new book by ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman. March 4, 2013.
“Talking Points for Hagel on Iran” by Ray McGovern, suggesting to the new Defense Secretary how to resist Israeli pressure on Iran. March 5, 2013.
“Dangerous ‘State Sovereignty’ Myth” by Robert Parry, putting local authority in a Constitutional pecking order. March 6, 2013.
“Can Christians Turn Away from War” by Rev. Howard Bess, pondering why a religion founded on peace has been so warlike. March 7, 2013.
“October Surprise and Argo” by Robert Parry, looking at new revelations from ex-Iranian President Bani-Sadr about a GOP dirty trick. March 7, 2013.
“Neocons Escape Accountability” by Paul R. Pillar, observing how the Iraq War didn’t discredit some of its top promoters. March 8, 2013.
“Rethinking Watergate/Iran-Contra” by Robert Parry, showing how new evidence puts these epochal scandals in a different light. March 9, 2013.
“John Brennan’s Heavy Baggage” by Ray McGovern, noting how the new CIA director is already discredited by his role in torture. March 11, 2013.
“Saving the Church/State Wall” by Rev. Howard Bess, defending the principle of a secular state. March 12, 2013.
“Dirty War Questions for Pope Francis” by Robert Parry, asking where was the new pope when Argentina was experiencing a “dirty war.” March 12, 2013.
“The GOP Knows Power” by Robert Parry, reflecting on how the modern Republican Party has overridden the public will to achieve its goals. March 14, 2013.
“Pope Francis, CIA and Death Squads” by Robert Parry, reviewing the evidence of Vatican complicity in Latin America’s human rights crimes. March 16, 2013.
“What Happened to the US Press Corps” by Robert Parry, reflecting on the decline of the U.S. news media. March 18, 2013.
“Why WPost’s Hiatt Should Be Fired” by Robert Parry, singling out one key Iraq War promoter who has escaped accountability. March 19, 2013.
“The Undying Shame of the Iraq War” by Kathy Kelly, observing that the main people punished for the Iraq War were those who spoke the truth. March 20, 2013.
“The Mysterious Why of the Iraq War” by Robert Parry, who dissects the reasons for going to war a decade ago. March 20, 2013.
“Bowing to Second Amendment Myths” by Beverly Bandler, explaining how a false history of “gun rights” is getting innocents killed. March 21, 2013.
“Newtown’s Hidden Crime-Scene Photos” by Robert Parry, suggesting the American people needed to see the photos of the massacre’s aftermath. March 21, 2013.
“The WPost’s Unbridled Arrogance” by Robert Parry, reporting on the newspaper’s refusal to admit its guilt in the Iraq War disaster. March 23, 2013.
“Throwing the First Cyber-stone” by Arjen Kamphuis, warning of the risks of attacking Iran’s nuclear program with viruses. March 25, 2013.
“The Tragic Saga of Gary Webb” by H. “Corky” Johnson, hoping that Hollywood does justice to the downfall of a brave journalist. March 26, 2013.
“Obama’s Nuke Double Standards” by Nat Parry, analyzing how the U.S. is hypocritical in its attitude toward nuclear weapons. March 27, 2013.
“The Two Views of Jesus’s Murder” by Rev. Howard Bess, describing the two distinct paths from the two contradictory interpretations. March 29, 2013.
“DiEugenio on Parry’s New Book” by Jim DiEugenio, exploring the journalism of America’s Stolen Narrative. March 30, 2013.
“Crazy Gun-Toting Insurrectionists” by Robert Parry, tracing the troubling “logic” behind Second Amendment extremism. March 31, 2013.
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