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 davidcorn.com. subscribe to David Corn's feed

Posted on: Nov 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Recent comments by the former head of the Moral Majority prove he's a nutcase not worthy of airtime.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush's "new era of hope in Afghanistan" is hampered by his reluctance to send funds to the devastated region and lack of concern for severe human rights violations.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Terry McAuliffe -- along with comrades Gephardt and Daschle -- steered the Democrats into the rocks by producing no coherent, overarching message for his party.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bold ideas have not been in vogue in U.S. politics for several years. Instead, both parties are erasing their differences, alienating voters in the process.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The election campaign of 2002 may seem uninspiring and meaningless, but it will have plenty of consequences -- just ask the corporate lobbyists writing up their Christmas wishlists.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2002, Source: The Nation

Country-rocker Steve Earle says he is not a political writer but an artist living in a very political time.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Now that it's election time, congressional Democrats say Bush is a corporate lackey out to screw the American people. But these are the same people who eagerly handed him the power to attack Iraq.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Pardon me if I don't worry about the supposed immediate danger from Baghdad, when neighbors are being massacred spitting distance from my child's school.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

CIA chief is angry at members of Congress for insulting his agents. But it is the dismal failure of his agency to prevent the 9/11 attacks that is truly enraging.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2002, Source: AlterNet

There is at least one thing good about launching a pre-emptive strike -- we have the opportunity to total up the staggering financial costs of war before we wage it.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The president's draft resolution proves his eagerness to send troops into battle.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Can the Bush administration be expected to tell the truth about a war that is supposedly up for debate?

Posted on: Sep 5, 2002, Source: The Nation

While the Sept. 11 inquiry is far from done, in recent months the House and Senate intelligence committees released reports showing that the systemic stuff is pretty awful.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush's words, and those of his underlings, are practicing no-way-out geopolitics, setting the course for war.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Donald Rumsfeld is acting less like Defense Secretary and more like Secretary of State, hurling everything he can to build a case against Saddam, and much of it doesn't stick.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

We'll take Al Gore's populist schtick again if that will prevent the self-righteous, warmongering Joe Lieberman from running for president in 2004.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush's approach to Iraq has been, threaten to shoot first, ask questions later.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Some politicians think the U.S. ought to use the talents of the glitter industry and we-can-sell-anything copywriters to enhance its standing within foreign cultures.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush may be rahrahing domestic adoption, but he's creating more orphans worldwide with rightwing policies.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Clinton wonders why the West stood by and did little as the AIDS crisis in Africa exploded. He could start by answering why his administration didn't respond in the first place.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The latest U.S. military mishap in Afghanistan proved once again that neither the Pentagon nor the Bush administration care to evaluate claims, determine guilt or even apologize.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to business scandals involving WorldCom, Tyco International, Xerox, Enron, and Martha Stewart, the President's own shady corporate past has been revived.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush made a stunning declaration to select judges "who understand that our rights were derived from God." How does this fundamentalism differ from that of America's enemies?

Posted on: Jun 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet

How long can U2's Bono sing a song of hope when Bush's paltry AIDS plan for Africa is merely a retreat, rather than a step forward?

Posted on: Jun 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Sen. Maria Cantwell makes a bold proposal to create a director of privacy and civil liberties accountability, in the wake of new FBI domestic spying guidelines.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The world is becoming hotter and the air you breathe can give you cancer, according to two new EPA studies. But, the Bush administration says, don't worry about it.

Posted on: May 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

By taking the fall for the FBI's 9/11 oversight, Director Robert Mueller may have unintentionally provided the CIA and the Pentagon plenty of cover for their mistakes.

Posted on: May 23, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Let’s see the he-men of the not-if-but-when gang -- Dick Cheney, Tom Ridge, Donald Rumsfeld, and Robert Mueller III -- give us news we can use.

Posted on: May 20, 2002, Source: LA Weekly

By establishing himself as an iconoclastic legislator who pushes issues few others will touch, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich's candidacy would tread where others can't reach.

Posted on: May 19, 2002, Source: The Nation & WorkingForChange.com

The President knew last August that terrorists might be planning to hijack an airliner. What else is the White House not telling us?

Posted on: May 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Jimmy Carter criticized the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba and Castro's anti-Democratic regime, but wisely didn't link the two -- demonstrating you don't have to choose sides.

Posted on: May 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Richard Perle, head of the Defense Policy board that advises the Department of Defense, makes it sound as if Mission Iraq could be a breeze. Who's listening when he says "Trust me"?

Posted on: May 2, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration just let a private firm called NeuStar sell off valuable Web addresses in the .us domain. E-speculators scrambled to grab the goods, but the public was largely excluded.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet

U.S. government -- particularly the Pentagon -- has denied credible reports from eyewitnesses and pro-American Afghan officials that errant U.S. bombs have killed and maimed Afghan civilians.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2002, Source: AlterNet

In a speech to the Senate, Sen. James Inhofe said that Israel is "entitled" to the West Bank and chastised those within the U.S. who have urged Israeli restraint.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

There is a specter haunting the conservatives of Washington, D.C. -- that Bush may wimp-out in the Middle East.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Recent events in Israel may well have put the kibosh on Bush's plan to extend his war on terrorism to Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Will someone please buy George W. Bush a dictionary? His administration has been misusing common words and, in the process, perverting political discourse.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush is maneuvering to limit peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan -- showing he doesn't care much if the country disintegrates into warlord-ravaged territory.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives like the new group AVOT have conniptions whenever anyone dares to differ with -- or even ask questions about -- the war on terrorism. What are they afraid of?

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