Stories by Bill Berkowitz

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Posted on: Jun 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The military is doing little to reduce the heightened risk of domestic violence when soldiers return home from Iraq.

Posted on: May 11, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The right-wing media is outraged at the outrage over the Abu Ghraib photos. They think it's time for Americans to just move on.

Posted on: May 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Better financed than George W. Bush and more visible than Dick Cheney, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon is making noises about leaving the US but his goal of revamping the UN remains center-stage.

Posted on: May 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

An Iran/Contra scandalista, Otto Reich has always been anti-communist and anti-democratic. Now he’s joining the Bush re-election campaign.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A high suicide rate and battlefield stress plague the U.S. military in Iraq. Relaxed pre-deployment mental health screenings may be only part of the problem.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Democratic candidate appears to be trying to out-Bush Bush on foreign policy, and his positions have the centrist Democratic Leadership Council's stamp all over them.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

District court moves to protect a California group from the federal government's war on medical marijuana.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Refusing to admit their mistakes, Bush's spokesmen in Iraq attack Arab-based media while failing in their efforts to establish alternatives.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Can Team Bush's marketing machine possibly spin the current crisis into an upbeat media moment?

Posted on: Apr 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Pakistani military claimed they had a 'high value' Al Qaeda target in their sights, sparking a media frenzy. So what happened?

Posted on: Apr 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Budget cuts are starving the national parks and spurring on a push towards privatization.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The religious right is hoping to convince mainstream and traditionally Democratic Party-oriented African Americans that gays are sullying the history of the civil rights struggle.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

There are currently thousands of mercenaries serving in Iraq. Their high salaries and shorter terms of employment will inevitably make a serious dent on the military's budget -- and soldiers' morale.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

On the cusp of its 75th anniversary, morning radio faces some of its toughest challenges yet. What started out as an experiment with light-hearted goofiness has devolved into a world of powerful "shock jocks" and right wing demagogues.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Will a newly formed Bishops Task Force aimed at holding Catholic politicians accountable for their political positions hone in on John Kerry?

Posted on: Mar 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Victims' families are outraged by Bush's use of Ground Zero images in the first of the President's re-election advertisements.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Salvation Army -- where some charge that a belief in Christianity is part of the job description -- is being sued by former employees for religious discrimination.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In their zeal to convert Muslims to Christianity, are US evangelicals ignoring the plight of Iraq's Christians?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2004, Source:

The Justice Department withdrew its supeonas of Iowa anti-war protestors but they haven't given up on criminalizing dissent.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2004, Source:

Over the past three years, President Bush has been plugging away at his faith-based initiative -- and it's doing better than you think.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Anti-immigration and animal-rights activists are trying to hijack the nation's oldest environmental organization.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source:

The administration has thrown every conceivable roadblock in the path of the 9/11 commission and now seems intent on scuttling it altogether.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Despite evidence that they don't work, Team Bush's latest anti-drug advertising campaign kicks off during the Super Bowl -- and this time, the drug is booze.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Daniel Levitas, author of 'The Terrorist Next Door,' speaks about homegrown terrorists, the state of white supremacist paramilitary groups, and rising racism.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2004, Source:

Rep. Ernest Istook's anti-marijuana reform amendment is the newest in a line of cockamamie "Istook Amendments" that always seem to be circulating in Congress.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2004, Source:

Evidence disputing Bush's case for war continues to build, yet the mainstream media refuse to hold him responsible for lying to the American people. 

Posted on: Jan 6, 2004, Source:

While we fingerprint foreigners, America's domestic terrorists are called "faith-based" activists.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2003, Source:

Military experts say the next major wars will be fought in space -- with China and Europe emerging as players in the final frontier.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2003, Source:

Tom Ridge has tons of stuff in his toy sack, but will any of it make you and your family safer?

Posted on: Nov 13, 2003, Source:

Bush Administration bungling and fumbling for answers in Iraq

Posted on: Oct 4, 2003, Source:

While the McNabb controversy is unlikely to dent his career, the brewing scandal over Limbaugh's drug problem may just shut him up.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2003, Source:

In its quest to get the $87 billion for military and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and boost the president's flagging poll numbers, the Bush Administration is frantically trying to cook up some good news about the situation in Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2003, Source:

How many new teachers could we have paid for with the billions spent on the Iraqi occupation?

Posted on: Sep 11, 2003, Source:

While soldiers who die in Iraq are duly honored, the men and women injured the war have become the new disappeared.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2003, Source:

The Bush administration claims it is making "progress" in Iraq, but the daily reports of violence, casualties, and disorder indicate otherwise.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2003, Source:

The morale of thousands of troops in Iraq is at an all time low, yet the GOP-controlled Congress 'supports the troops' by rolling back military benefits.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2003, Source:

A round-up of Bush Administration-sponsored domestic spy ops.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2003, Source:

CIA honcho James Bruce's push to prosecute journalists for intelligence leaks is just the most extreme example of an administration obsessed with secrecy.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2003, Source:

The comedian has become the loudest supporter of Bush and his foreign policy in Hollywood.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2003, Source:

What does the Head Start program have to do with President Bush's faith-based initiative? Nothing -- and everything.