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 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.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006, Source:

It is getting harder for conservatives to ignore the president's intellectual shallowness.