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: Mar 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Every Administration seeks power without interference. But Bush and Cheney are setting new standards of secrecy that would make Nixon blush.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Theories that the U.S. government aided or engineered the 9/11 attacks aren't just horribly misguided -- they distract from the nefarious deeds our leaders actually do perpetrate.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

If the new Office of Strategic Influence is planting false information oversees, why did they tell the press? An imaginary conversation with Donald Rumsfeld makes it all clear ...

Posted on: Feb 14, 2002, Source: AlterNet

George W. Bush's new global warming plan (and, no, that shouldn't read "anti"-global warming plan) will let polluters spew out more waste than ever before in history.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Within the next few days, a bill limiting "soft-money" political donations will come to a vote in Congress. Whether it passes or not, real reform is still a long way off.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Did U.S. troops wrongly slay two dozen anti-Taliban Afghans? Should we pay damages to killed and maimed Afghan civilians? And why does asking these question make you a traitor?

Posted on: Jan 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new ailment, "enronitis," is decimating Republican ranks, causing discombobulation and the tendency "to talk foolishness" when questioned about a particular energy company.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Bush crowd was not simply duped by Enron and its partners-in-fraud. In fact, the White House deliberately created a friendly climate for such scoundrels.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The FBI just announced that it is developing a controversial Internet spying software -- code-named Magic Lantern -- that can enter a personal computer and record every keystroke.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Even with the Taliban routed, we still hear that the United States has not triumphed in the P.R. war and must adopt Madison Avenue tactics to promote itself to Muslim people.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2001, Source: AlterNet

In the face of war, Bush may seem more "presidential," but he hasn't grown out of stiffing the poor, exploiting the environment and shoving unilateral decisions down the world's throat.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Now that journalists in Afghanistan are sending in reports about civilian casualties there, the Pentagon has resorted to lies and distortions to cover up the bloodshed.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Some conservatives and their Pentagon pals are lobbying Bush to take his war to Iraq. They are meeting with resistance from not just the left, but from prominent rightwingers as well.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Once the Taliban is decimated, what will Bush do to keep his promise that the War on Terrorism must be waged for years to come?

Posted on: Nov 15, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. was notably absent from this week's landmark agreement, reached by 165 counties, on climate control. If Bush can demand the world fight terrorism with us, can't the world demand us to fight global warming with them?

Posted on: Nov 8, 2001, Source: AlterNet

If this War on Terrorism is a "good war," wouldn't that be self-evident, with no media manipulation required? Then why is the Bush administration plowing millions into PR campaigns?

Posted on: Nov 1, 2001, Source: AlterNet

After media warhawks declared the U.S. was "losing the first round of the war," bombing raids intensified. Coincidence, or pandering to the blow-'em-to-bits crowd?

Posted on: Oct 25, 2001, Source: AlterNet

What sacrifice can Bush ask of Americans? None. Instead the war greases the skids for corporate America. CEOs across the country can say, Thank you, bin Laden. And we can be couch potatoes.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Short-sighted D.C. policy wonks led us into bed with the mujaheddin and fostered Osama bin Laden's rise to power. Do they feel guilty for the anthrax wafting through Washington?

Posted on: Oct 11, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The American public should lobby for a limited military action, but a wider "war" that will really neutralize terrorism -- a crackdown on weapon sales, support of internationl courts, beefing up public health plans, support of solar power and much more.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Now that we've launched a war, our leaders should stop their phony attempts at assuaging our anxieties, and they should admit that American life isn't normal at all anymore.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Normally hawkish terrorism wonks are now questioning the use of military force, and are urging policy makers to understand the root causes of terrorism.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2001, Source: AlterNet

We cannot win a war on terrorism, because such a war has no natural finale, no terms of victory. We can only suffer great loses at the hands of more terrorist attacks.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Extremism reigns in post-WTC America as calls for action emanate from television sets and op-ed pages denying all a full understanding of the event and what led to it.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration's fuzzy budget economics has put policy and program on a spending collision course, landing the Social Security surplus in peril.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2001, Source: AlterNet

New economic projections have caught Bush red-handed in his lies about the budget surplus, Social Security and tax cuts.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2001, Source: AlterNet

CNN has suggested giving Rush Limbaugh an on-air news position. If they do, what would Election Night 2004 look like? Take a trip into a conservative fantasy ...

Posted on: Aug 9, 2001, Source: AlterNet

'Tis the season of image-rebuilding, as Bush tries to move centrist and Gore returns -- with a beard! -- to teach campaign strategy. But with his $10 million book advance, Bill Clinton could attempt the biggest makeover of them all.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Once a week, Bush should feed the press a new, sunny headline that reflects his new, sunny strategery. How about, "Another Day Passes Without Nuclear War," or "HMO Negligence Kills Only A Few Unlucky Americans a Year"?

Posted on: Jul 30, 2001, Source: AlterNet

When Henry Kissinger gave a eulogy at Katherine Graham's funeral, the crowd should have either gagged or guffawed, because Henry was the enemy of what Graham stood for.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2001, Source: AlterNet

A new privacy bill in the Senate would ban companies from tracking your location through your cell phone. For paranoiacs like me, that's just another reason to fret.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The Gary Condit-Chandra Levy scandal highlights the hierarchy of what the media considers newsworthy. In descending and simplistic order: people, politics and policy.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2001, Source: AlterNet

If opponents of embryonic stem-cell research truly believe their own arguments, they ought to be storming fertility clinics to "liberate" frozen human embryos.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The ideological warriors of Washington are clashing once more over ancient history -- this time, the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill confrontation of ten years ago.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Should Al Gore decide to run for president again, we might be in for one weird show: Gore, the born-to-be-a-Democratic-insider, mounting a bitter race against his party establishment, as an outsider.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

George W. claims that global warming theory isn't based on "sound science." How long can he pull off this act -- until Coppertone stock splits and New Orleans is underwater?

Posted on: Jun 7, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Would you trade control of the Senate by one cranky vote for several trillion dollars? George W. Bush sure did.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2001, Source: AlterNet

If the Bushies can get their latest nominee, psuedo-scientist John Graham, into a powerful White House position, they will have won a significant (and damn too easy) battle against workers, consumers and environmental standards.

Posted on: May 24, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Now that Democrats rule the Senate, thanks to cranky Yankee Jim Jeffords, they should go to town with a tactic the Republican have bashed them with forever -- the subpoena.

Posted on: May 21, 2001, Source: AlterNet

The FBI fouled up Timothy McVeigh's case, and it now offers ammunition to those who decry capital punishment. If only McVeigh's execution -- should it come to pass -- were publicly broadcasted.