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 March 2009, focusing on the decline of the U.S. news media and the war-crimes case against George W. Bush:

"The American Media Misdiagnosis," by Robert Parry, looking at journalism's plight. (March 2, 2009)

"Justice Memos Gave Bush Total Power," by Jason Leopold, regarding John Yoo's memos on all-powerful presidents. (March 3, 2009)

"How Close the Bush Bullet," by Robert Parry, examining the narrow miss for the American Republic. (March 4, 2009)

"Iran in the Crosshairs” by Gareth Porter and Ray McGovern, assessing the pressures for a new Mideast war. (March 4, 2009)

"War Crimes and Double Standards" by Robert Parry, reviewing how the U.S. treats atrocities differently. (March 5, 2009)

"Neocons Wage War on a Realist" by Robert Parry, exploring the neocon jihad against former U.S. ambassador Chas Freeman. (March 6, 2009)

"Timidity Derailed Obama Intel Choice" by Ray McGovern, dissecting the defeat of the Freeman nomination. (March 11, 2009)

"Can Obama's Change Find El Salvador" by Don North, previewing the likely leftist victory with echoes to the Cold War. (March 11, 2009)

"Who's Pro-Life?" by Lynne Gillooly, questioning how the abortion issue is framed. (March 12, 2009)

"War Crimes & American Rejectionism" by Peter Dyer, tracing the history of the laws of war and the recent U.S. resistance. (March 13, 2009)

"WPost Is a Neocon Propaganda Sheet" by Robert Parry, decribing the decline of a once-great newspaper. (March 15, 2009)

"'CIA's Panetta Is Falling Short" by Melvin A. Goodman, lamenting how the CIA bureaucracy turned Leon Panetta's head. (March 18, 2009)

"Indentured Servants, Circa 2009" by Barbara Koeppel, exploring the desperate world of immigrant labor. (March 18, 2009)

"Losing the Oxygen of Journalism" by Gray Brechin, reviewing what the nation loses with the decline in newspapers. (March 19, 2009)

"Framing Obama -- by the WPost” by Robert Parry, looking at the power the Washington Post retains to shape issues. (March 19, 2009)

"WPost Elitists Feel for Wall St. Brethren," by Robert Parry, assessing class solidarity over bonues. (March 22, 2009)

"Bush's Lawyer-Shopping for Torture,” by Jason Leopold, chronicling how President Bush put ideological lawyers in key spots. (March 24, 2009)

"Lost History Hurts Obama's Iran Bid” by Robert Parry, explaining what the two sides don't know or won't admit. (March 26, 2009)

"No Angry Mob, But a Movement” by Michael Winship, discussing the emergence of a new populism. (March 27, 2009)

"Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President” by Ray McGovern, comparing President Obama's Afghan escalation to that earlier war. (March 28, 2009)

"Democrats Duck Bush Torture Probe” by Jason Leopold, noting the changed Democratic tone about investigations.(March 30, 2009)

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