Tag: Mitt Romney


Ginning Up ‘War’ on the Catholic Church

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney

Exclusive: Republicans and the Right are on the offensive again, decrying an Obama administration ruling that some Catholic-run institutions must offer employees birth-control coverage in health care plans. Yet, this latest “war” rhetoric again misrepresents the countervailing principles, Robert Parry…

Rigging American ‘Democracy’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Exclusive: Aided by Republican partisans on the U.S. Supreme Court, America’s ultra-rich are buying up the political process with vast sums of cash, some through dummy corporations. The money has made the GOP campaign nasty, but will dirty up President Obama in the fall,…

The Ugly Words of Newt Gingrich

Poster of Newt Gingrich by Robbie Conal (robbieconal.com)

Exclusive: Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has built his political career on demonizing those who disagree with him. Off-handedly, he will accuse fellow Americans of possessing the most heinous motives for their actions, now even taking aim at medical researchers,…

Selling the ‘Supply-Side’ Myth

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich posing with his third wife, Callista

Exclusive: Any rational assessment of America’s economic troubles would identify Ronald Reagan’s reckless “supply-side” economics as a chief culprit, but that hasn’t stopped Republican presidential hopefuls, led by Newt Gingrich, from selling this discredited theory to a gullible GOP base, reports Robert…

Foreclosing a Real ‘House of Lies’

Don Cheadle in his starring role in "House of Lies"

Showtime’s “House of Lies” with Don Cheadle dissects the corrupt world of corporate consulting at a time when the Republicans seem poised to nominate Mitt Romney, who made millions at Bain Capital by applying similar strategies for pumping up companies and inflating profits,…

Why the Rich Keep Getting Richer

Mr. Moneybags from the "Monopoly" game

Mitt Romney, who wants talk of income inequality confined to “quiet rooms,” admits he’s spent the last decade living mostly on investments and paying less than half the taxes that would apply to a salary, just one more example of why…

Americans Fed Up with Neocon Wars?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney and other Republican presidential hopefuls (with the exception of Ron Paul) are touting tough-guy global strategies that sound like George W. Bush, circa 2002. But recent public opinion polls suggest that Americans are leery of new neocon adventures,…

Turning America into Pottersville

Actor Jimmy Stewart finding himself in Pottersville in "It's a Wonderful Life"

Exclusive: The Republican presidential race has taken a detour into the “class warfare” that the party supposedly despises, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry tagging Mitt Romney as an elitist who got rich by laying off workers. But this spat misses…

Occupying Fears About Iran

Ousted Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh

In an election year, as many U.S. politicians compete to out-macho one another over fighting a new war with Iran, there is little self-reflection on whether the American side bears its own share of guilt in this troubled bilateral relationship, as…

Slip-Sliding to War with Iran

President Barack Obama as drawn by Robbie Conal (robbieconal.com)

Exclusive: Having apparently learned nothing from the Iraq disaster, many of the same political/media players are reprising their tough-guy roles in a new drama regarding Iran. These retread performances may make another war, with Iran, hard to avoid, writes Robert Parry