Saturday, December 29, 2012
In Case You Missed These Stories @ Consortium News
Some of our special stories from November, assessing the meaning of Election 2012, reporting on the sudden fall of a fabled general, and exposing crucial history from the Kennedy-Nixon era.
“The Source of Romney’s Lying” by Robert Parry, tracing Mitt Romney’s strained relationship with the truth to Mormonism. Nov. 1, 2012
“Romney/GOP Play Good Cop, Bad Cop” by Robert Parry, recalling how Republican obstructionism became a strategy. Nov. 2, 2012
“The Why Behind the Benghazi Attack” by Melvin A. Goodman, disclosing the CIA operation based in Benghazi, Libya. Nov. 4, 2012
“Risking a Repeat of Election 2000” by Robert Parry, pointing out parallels to a disastrous election. Nov. 5, 2012
“Ignoring Real National Security Needs” by Paul R. Pillar, explaining a consequence of anti-government propaganda. Nov. 6, 2012
“Power of Anti-Government Propaganda” by Robert Parry, weighing the harm from demonizing government. Nov. 6, 2012
“A Great Night for US Democracy” by Robert Parry, noting the failure of right-wing strategies for suppressing and confusing voters. Nov. 7, 2012
“Behind Petraeus’s Resignation” by Robert Parry, reporting on the strains between the celebrated general and the White House. Nov. 10, 2012
“Pundit Tears for Petraeus’s Fall” by Ray McGovern, mopping up the many tears shed by Washington pundits for their beloved general. Nov. 10, 2012
“The Neocons’ Waterloo” by Robert Parry, assessing the recent losses for Washington’s neocons from Romney to Petraeus. Nov. 14, 2012
“Separating War from the Vets” by Matthew Hoh, warning that nostalgia for veterans can help perpetuate unnecessary wars. Nov. 15, 2012
“Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass” by Elizabeth Murray, criticizing the Israeli dehumanization of the Palestinian people. Nov. 16, 2012
“The Death Toll of Watergate” by Robert Parry, linking the political scandal to its origins in Vietnam War deceptions. Nov. 17, 2012
“Obama’s Challenge at Treasury” by Beverly Bandler, describing what the choice of a new Treasury Secretary could mean for the economy. Nov. 23, 2012
“Biblical Economics” by Rev. Howard Bess, showing how the Old Testament and New opposed concentration of wealth. Nov. 27, 2012
“Ron Paul’s Appalling World View” by Robert Parry, dissecting the quirky congressman’s neo-Confederate philosophy. Nov. 27, 2012
“The Humiliation of Bradley Manning” by Ray McGovern, reporting on the strange trial of a brave whistle-blower. Nov. 28, 2012
“Walmart’s Tears for a Tragedy” by Barbara Koeppel, questioning the sincerity of Walmart’s concerns for dead garment workers. Nov. 29, 2012
“How the World Was Saved” by Jim DiEugenio, reviewing the secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Nov. 30, 2012
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