Stories by David Corn

David Corn is the Washington bureau chief of Mother Jones and the co-author of Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War and is the author of The Lies of George W. Bush. He writes a blog at subscribe to David Corn's feed

Posted on: Sep 16, 2011, Source: Mother Jones Online

It's a book that puzzles as much as it enlightens. There's a fine line between "wow!" and "really?"—and McGinniss is working both sides of that divide.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

Warren was the right person to head Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But progressives shouldn't despair over the President's decision to go with Cordray.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

The birthers have a plan to end Barack Obama's presidency -- and in Arizona, they're making progress.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2011, Source:

The Gipper was slipping while he was occupying the most powerful position in the world, and the public was kept in the dark.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

The next time the White House wants to break a filibuster, it might consider going Gaga.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

Bob Inglis was ousted by a Tea Party candidate. Here he admits to the GOP strategy to sabotage Obama by exploiting the base fears of the far right.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

The CIA ordered its secret prisons closed, but lawyers for terrorism suspects want them preserved as possible evidence -- and the CIA won't say what's going on.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

Glenn Beck mysteriously killed. The GOP driven out of Congress. Obama proclaims himself the "Lost Imam." And more.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source:

The White House Press Corps jumped on Robert Gibbs when they saw the glaring contradiction of demanding a corruption free government and not withdrawing from Afghanistan.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source:

With his new Supreme Court nominee, Obama gives GOPers a choice: Tick off social conservatives or alienate Hispanic voters.

Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

Cheney may be responsible for deep-sixing an important torture memo -- an act that could be a crime. Will Dems bring the truth to light?

Posted on: Apr 9, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

Recent acts of gun violence, they claim, are the poisoned fruit of the push for gay marriage.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

In the fight over perchlorate in drinking water, Richard Bryan has oddly enough been on both sides.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

"I hope you will talk about the importance of this plan with your friends and neighbors."

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source:

What's the great need to rely on former public servants who have rushed through the revolving door and cashed in?

Posted on: Jan 20, 2009, Source:

When the dust settles, Obama will begin the most difficult of tasks. Hope may not be enough.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source:

Guess who won the culture wars that have raged since the '60s? Just ask Garth Brooks.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2008, Source:

So who's a real American now?

Posted on: Sep 17, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

McCain's own campaign has been loaded with the Wall Street types he's been denouncing.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

Palin is all for accountability, but only when the finger is pointing at somebody else it seems.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2008, Source:

Number of sentences in John McCain's RNC speech about being a POW in Vietnam: 43. Number about his 25 years in the House and Senate: 8.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2008, Source: Mother Jones Online

Can an acceptance speech make a difference in an election? This was one with the potential to do so.

Posted on: May 13, 2008, Source: Mother Jones Online

Clinton may be bolstering her position for a possible run in 2012.

Posted on: May 7, 2008, Source:

The Clinton campaign has signaled it will fight on. But her only real option is going nuclear.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2008, Source:

Hillary's assertion that she had played an "instrumental" part of the peace process in Ireland doesn't have basis in the facts.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

Petraeus' testimony was predictable: Progress is real, we must stay the course. But Democrats missed an opportunity to undercut the White House story.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2008, Source:

Obama tries to show the nation a pathway to a society free of racial gridlock and denial. (Full speech follows)

Posted on: Mar 7, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

The Clinton people do deserve chutzpah points for trying to turn this nothing-burger into a full-course feast.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2007, Source:

David Corn: Even though they both do have overlapping messages of reform, their respective cases are self-hindered.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2007, Source: The Nation

Denying reality is now the central tenet of what passes for modern "conservatism."

Posted on: Sep 2, 2007, Source:

A Baghdad embassy study says Prime Minister Maliki is blocking corruption probes, his government is partly controlled by criminal gangs, and the U.S. is doing little to clean up the mess.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Don Cheadle's new film, Talk to Me, about Petey Greene forgets Greene's most important accomplishment: He was a community activist who railed against poverty and racism.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2007, Source: The Nation

Libby had become a symbol of the Bush White House's problem with the truth. And now the final act in the long-running CIA leak scandal -- Bush's commutation -- stands as another symbol of this grand theme: Lying doesn't really bother this crowd.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

<i>A Mighty Heart</i>, the real life story of Danny Pearl, a journalist killed by al Qaeda jihadists, unfortunately was not designed to tell this important story. Rather, it was custom-built to showcase Angelina Jolie's talent.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source:

Michael Moore's new movie is a dead-on dissection of America's sick healthcare system. Funny, sad and moving, it's the best of his films.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2007, Source:

Edwards slams Clinton and Obama on the war. But Hillary holds her own, while Obama coasts.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2007, Source:

The president acknowledged that Iraq isn't the model of democracy and progress he's spent the past few years claiming it was, but his arrogance is leading his decision to escalate the occupation.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2006, Source:

As Congress debates torture and detention for suspected terrorists, you can see what waterboarding is all about.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2006, Source:

Plame was no analyst or paper-pusher. She was an operations officer working on a top CIA priority -- searching for proof of Bush's case for invading Iraq.