Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing more stories, some readers say they miss some that fly by. So, each month, we'll point out some special stories from the previous month.

Here is a selection from October, when we were focusing much of our attention on the presidential election, the financial crisis and setbacks for President Bush's policies in the Middle East:

"Wall St. Bailout: Plan B for Buffet" by Brent Budowsky, citing a better way to use the $700 billion. (October 3, 2008)

"Neocon Desperation Is Showing" by Robert Parry, describing the frantic hype around Sarah Palin. (October 3, 2008)

"Election '08: Here Comes the Sludge" by Robert Parry, looking at Palin's smear tactics against Barack Obama. (October 6, 2008)

"GOP Judges Aid White House Cover-up” by Jason Leopold, reporting how a Republican-dominated appeals panel blocked subpoenas on the Prosecutor-gate scandal. (October 7, 2008)

"McCain Detours to the Low Road" by Michael Winship, lamenting the campaign's nasty turn. (October 9, 2008)

"McCain-Palin Put Country Last" by Robert Parry, exposing how the ugly attacks on Obama raised the specter of violence. (October 9, 2008)

"Should Palin Forgive Bill Ayers?" by Sherwood Ross, asking whether Christian forgiveness should apply to the former radical. (October 10, 2008)

"Gov. Palin Cited for Ethics Violation" by Jason Leopold, reporting on the outcome of a legislative inquiry. (October 11, 2008)

"Why Are McCain Backers So Angry?" by Robert Parry, exploring the fury of Republicans over Obama. (October 12, 2008)

"New York, Slavery & the Truth" by William Loren Katz, remembering a lost history. (October 13, 2008)

"How America Fell, by Robert Parry, looking at a case study of how a smear helped George W. Bush. (October 14, 2008)

"US Journalists & War Crimes Guilt" by Peter Dyer, recalling a Nuremberg ruling on journalistic complicity. (October 15, 2008)

"Are You Palling Around with Terrorists?" by Nat Parry, showing how guilt by association can work on everyone. (October 15, 2008)

"Is John McCain Losing It?" by Robert Parry, questioning the strange behavior of the Republican nominee. (October 16, 2008)

"GOP Exploits ACORN Probe” by Jason Leopold, exploring a recycled campaign trick. (October 17, 2008)

"Attack on Iran Off the Table?" by Ray McGovern assessing the chances for an attack on Iran. (October 18, 2008)

"The GOP's 'FBI-Is-Investigating' Smear” by Robert Parry, recalling a precedent for the ACORN case. (October 19, 2008)

"Why Listen to Colin Powell, or Brokaw?” by Robert Parry, noting some serious misjudgments by two "wise men." (October 20, 2008)

"Palin, the Energy Expert?” by Barbara Koeppel, examining Palin's claimed area of expertise. (October 21, 2008)

"Al-Qaeda Leaders Root for McCain” by Robert Parry, explaining the logic of al-Qaeda's fondness for hardliners. (October 22, 2008)

"Military Voices Like Colin Powell's,” by Julie Bergman Sender, describing other veterans concerned about McCain's candidacy. (October 25, 2008)

"Bush's Looming Defeat in Iraq” by Robert Parry, looking at how the Iraqis are showing the Americans the door. (October 27, 2008)

"The New Technology of Repression,” by Robert Parry, reporting on Orwellian schemes for controlling populations. (October 30, 2008)

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