Stories by Bill Berkowitz

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Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source: BuzzFlash

Tim Pawlenty has made perhaps the most significant move yet along the long buck-filled road to the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011, Source: Smirking Chimp

This shadowy organization has played an extraordinary role in shaping pro-corporate legislation in a number of states.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A whistleblower's allegations against the health insurance industry reveal sophisticated planning to squash Michael Moore's documentary, 'Sicko.'

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Right-wing groups warn that Western civilization is facing a ‘demographic winter,’ risking the destruction of what they call the natural family.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Five years after the death of Terri Schiavo, right-wing opportunists continue to use her case to advance their political agenda.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The New Apostolic Reformation, the largest religious movement you've never heard of, aims to take control of communities through 'prayer warriors.'

Posted on: Jan 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new book tells the story of how one New York-based journalist embedded himself in the backbreaking work routinely performed by immigrant laborers.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2009, Source: IPS News

Are the openly-racist elements within the Tea Party movement an aberration, or are they more firmly entrenched than tea partiers would care to admit?

Posted on: Oct 11, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches

It was a hot summer full of sex scandals for GOP members of "The Family," the exclusive conservative Christian group with designs on DC power.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: Talk To Action

As a number of older Religious Right leaders pass on or retire, their sons are stepping in to take their place.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The most prominent voices for conservatism in African American communities continue to be those of Christian church leaders.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Perhaps it's not the best time for such an effort.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Promise Keepers -- a conservative men's group -- is focusing on women, the poor and Jews.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches

Anti-choice crusader Lila Rose has devoted her considerable media savvy to depriving other women of their reproductive rights.

Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: IPS News

Meet Lila Rose, the new 20-year old face of the anti-choice movement.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2009, Source: Smirking Chimp

Arkansas takes the lead in bringing America's obsession with firepower to the pews.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009, Source: IPS News

Jimmy Carter-hating Mike Evans claims: "You can save American lives by helping me get on the major networks."

Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: Media Transparency plays loose with the facts in an ad targeting Obama.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source: Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute

Thanks to Palin, McCain can now pay for expensive attacks on Obama, giving him the same kind of clout Bush had in battleground states.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2008, Source: Media Transparency

Citizens United is rolling out 'Hype: The Obama Effect,' an anti-Obama documentary that aims to make waves.

Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: Talk To Action

The FBI is now investigating the man who declared war on equal protection for gays in federal workplaces.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2008, Source: Media Transparency

For the past two years, Congress has designated the first weekend in May as "Ten Commandments Weekend." Wonder why?

Posted on: Apr 4, 2008, Source: Media Transparency

Funded by wealthy Republican Party donors and former White House officials, the group may be accomplishing less than it claims.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2007, Source: Media Transparency

With an expected half-billion dollar from a handful of megadonors, George W. Bush's 'truest believers' plan the mother of all presidential libraries and conservative think tanks.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Was it Harriet Miers' views on the Constitution or her lack of a male partner that made conservatives so squeamish?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

$200 billion in taxes isn't enough? USAID launches an online venture to solicit donations from the American public for rebuilding projects in Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Will it continue to be open season on the 'scruffy guy in a baseball cap' as he prepares a new film on America's ailing health care industry?

Posted on: Apr 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As corporations and privateers gear up for Earth Day, environmental activist Scott Silver aims his gaze at one of the most overlooked developments in the anti-environmental arsenal -- the growing trend of privatization on America's public lands.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2005, Source:

Why have the morality monitors been silent about the Gannon affair in which a gay prostitute was given special privileges by the Bush White House?

Posted on: Feb 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

By harnessing the investigative power of hundreds of citizen journalists, media activists John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton aim to reinvent journalism.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2005, Source:

A conservative director wants college students to document "liberal professors" who inject their personal views into classrooms. Is this intimidation of free speech or just a publicity stunt?

Posted on: Oct 14, 2004, Source:

A voter registration outfit largely funded by the Republican National Committee is being accused of destroying the registration forms of hundreds of newly registered Democratic voters in Nevada.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2004, Source:

The pacification of Samarra is not a victory, but just another milestone in Iraq's prolonged tailspin into chaos.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2004, Source:

Two new anti-immigration initiatives intend to keep California immigrants from getting driver's licenses or health care.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2004, Source:

The newest exhibit in the DEA's museum is a desperate attempt by the flailing agency to hitch its wagon to the 'war on terrorism.'

Posted on: Sep 2, 2004, Source:

The nation's largest private prison corporation joins forces with conservative faith-based ministries.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Karl Rove is counting on the more than 4 million evangelical Christian voters that didn't turn out in 2000 to put Bush over the top this year. Will a revivified Promise Keepers movement help drive voters to the polls?

Posted on: Aug 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Katherine Harris, the controversial figure from Florida's Election 2000, either leaked classified information or came up with a huge whopping lie.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2004, Source:

Moore-bashing is going full-throttle, and one filmmaker seeks to out-Fahrenheit Michael Moore.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration is keeping U.S. operations in Iraq out of sight and – they hope – out of mind.