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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Latest Headlines from Consortium News, 06 Nov. 2012


Power of Anti-Government Propaganda

November 6, 2012
Power of Anti-Government Propaganda
Exclusive: By many standards, President Obama has done a remarkable job, steering the U.S. and the world away from a global depression and enacting reforms to benefit millions of Americans. But he has fought against a powerful dynamic of modern U.S. politics, a hatred of the federal government, says Robert Parry.


The Why Behind the Benghazi Attack

November 4, 2012
The Why Behind the Benghazi Attack
The story behind the Benghazi attack was not the political cover-up that the Right has pushed, but rather how the U.S. consulate had grown into a CIA base, making it an inviting target for militants. The primary security failure was in not anticipating the danger, writes ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman.


Democracy on the Ballot

November 5, 2012
Democracy on the Ballot
What’s left of American democracy is on the Nov. 6 ballot, with the Republicans hoping that a combination of voter suppression and attack ads bought by billionaires will secure the White House and Congress. Investigative reporter Greg Palast describes the strategy in a new book reviewed by Joe Lauria.


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