In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories from April focused on the Boston Marathon bombings, the defeat of gun-sanity legislation, the latest research on the historical Jesus, and the political rehabilitation of George W. Bush.

Hollywood’s Dangerous Afghan Illusion” by Robert Parry, revealing a new document on how Reagan’s White House used Charlie Wilson to sell war in Afghanistan. April 7, 2013.

Tyranny of Deception” by Phil Rockstroh, explaining how powerful forces control the message to control the population, April 9, 2013.

The Roots of American Bullying” by Rev. Howard Bess, tracing intolerance to religious edicts. April 10, 2013.

The Madness of NYT’s Tom Friedman” by Robert Parry, challenging the New York Times columnist over his failure to understand the motivation of others. April 10, 2013.

The Right’s Second Amendment Fraud” by Robert Parry, dissecting the false claims about the “right to bear arms.” April 11, 2013.

A Palestinian Right to Resist” by Lawrence Davidson, exploring the morality of resisting oppression. April 13, 2013.

Russia Bars Bush-Era Torture Lawyers” by Robert Parry, reporting on at least a modest price to be paid by apologists for torture. April 14, 2013.

Jesus as a Real-Life Insurrectionist” by Rev. Howard Bess, finding the reality of a radical rabble-rouser after casting aside the phony “miracles.” April 15, 2013.

Tales of Reagan’s Guatemala Genocide” by Robert Parry, putting new testimony about old atrocities in the context of Ronald Reagan’s anticommunism. April 16, 2013.

Over-Analyzing Terror Incidents” by Paul R. Pillar, questioning the cookie-cutter approach of U.S. politicians and pundits to terror attacks. April 17, 2013.

The Power of False Narratives” by Robert Parry, noting how the Right’s bogus history about the Second Amendment shot down modest gun control. April 18, 2013.

Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons” by Coleen Rowley, recalling the longstanding ties between U.S. neocons and Chechen extremists. April 19, 2013.

What to Do with G.W. Bush?” by Robert Parry, following the logic of a blue-ribbon report confirming high-level approval of torture. April 21, 2013.

Second-Guessing George W. Bush” by Robert Parry, responding to a scheme at Bush’s new library to put visitors on the spot in defense of Bush’s actions. April 22, 2013.

Jesus as Liberation Theologist” by Rev. Howard Bess, explaining how the historical Jesus promoted economic and social justice. April 23, 2013.

Another Ignored Russian Warning” by Robert Parry, citing how U.S. officials spurned Russian cooperation on a high-level treason case after the Cold War ended. April 23, 2013.

The Bad Math Behind Austerity” by Beverly Bandler, summing up how right-wing economists have added to the recession’s misery. April 24, 2013.

America’s Locked-Down Insecurity State” by Phil Rockstroh, exploring the fallacies of high-security security. April 26, 2013.

It’s the Media, Stupid!” by Robert Parry, reporting on new plans by the Koch Brothers and Rupert Murdoch to expand their media empires. April 26, 2013.

Obama Drifts Toward Syria War” by Robert Parry, analyzing how President Obama’s political calculation has increased chances for another U.S. intervention. April 29, 2013.

Sandra Day O’Connor’s ‘Maybe’ Regret” by Robert Parry, calling out the former Supreme Court justice for her catastrophic decision to overturn Al Gore’s 2000 victory. April 30, 2013.

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Third, for only $34, you can get the trilogy that traces the history of the two Bush presidencies and their impact on the world. The three books Secrecy & Privilege, Neck Deep (co-authored with Sam and Nat Parry) and America’s Stolen Narrative would normally cost more than $70.

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Robert Parry is a longtime investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He founded in 1995 to create an outlet for well-reported journalism that was being squeezed out of an increasingly trivialized U.S. news media.