Stories by Robert Parry

Investigative journalist Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. His new book, "America’s Stolen Narrative," is available in print or as an e-book. For a limited time, order Parry’s trilogy on the Bush family and its connections to various right-wing operatives for only $34.  subscribe to Robert Parry's feed

Posted on: Oct 8, 2010, Source: Consortium News

Many Americans view their country and its soldiers as the "good guys" spreading "democracy" and "liberty" around the world. It just ain't so.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010, Source: Consortium News

As Election Day 2010 approaches, the consequences of the nation’s three-decade-old decoupling from reality are becoming painfully obvious.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2010, Source: Consortium News

The recession has been a way for employers to cull payrolls -- and to discover that many jobs don't have to be filled again.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2010, Source: Consortium News

Foreign policy analysts around the world are quietly worrying about the prospects of having a very erratic state.

Posted on: May 6, 2010, Source: Consortium News

For 28 years, the Washington Times has sent disinformation slithering through the U.S. political system, befouling our democracy. Those days might be over.

Posted on: May 2, 2010, Source: Consortium News

Obama and the Democrats have to give up their obsession with bipartisanship and take up the challenge of fighting for truth and the public’s interest.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2010, Source: Consortium News

Republicans want to block Obama and the Democrats from solving national problems, even at the risk of the personal safety of their political opposition.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2010, Source: Consortium News

If the U.S. had a functioning criminal justice system for the powerful, former Vice President Dick Cheney would have just convicted himself with his Sunday comments.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2010, Source: Consortium News

The right has convinced Americans that the news media has a liberal bias, lending cover to the neocon leanings of the Washington Post -- and Palin's propaganda.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2010, Source: Consortium News

For years, the Right's media infrastructure had only one weak spot, the Internet, but now that has changed.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: Consortium News

MSNBC's Chris Matthews personifies the puffed-up self-importance and total lack of self-awareness that has come to define America's media punditocracy.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: Consortium News

In announcing the U.S. response to Haiti's devastating earthquake, President Obama noted the two countries' historic ties. But few Americans know that sad story.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2009, Source: Consortium News

In his Nobel speech, Obama slipped decades of violent U.S. foreign policy behind the phrase "whatever mistakes we have made," while asserting the morality of U.S. interventions.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: Consortium News

How a desire for bipartisanship and peace within his own party led Obama to appoint a hawkish cabal that pushed him to a renewed war in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2009, Source: Consortium News

The public option offers the only means for a reform to be quickly implemented and to demonstrate a beneficial effect for the people by 2010 and 2012.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2009, Source: Consortium News

Remember, this is the woman Republicans wanted to put a heart beat away from the Presidency. When did the GOP become so irresponsible?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: Consortium News

Even in special-interest-dominated Washington, it's rare for politicians to so blatantly privilege a private industry over the will of the people.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2009, Source: Consortium News

The estimated 119 million Americans wanting to join the public option has made the debate over it into a death match for the insurance industry

Posted on: Jun 7, 2009, Source: Consortium News

Rarely has an issue more dramatically highlighted the question of whether our government represents the people's interests or an industry's.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2009, Source: Consortium News

The starting point for many of the catastrophes confronting the United States today can be traced to Reagan's presidency.