Stories by Russ Baker

Russ Baker is editor of and author of "Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years." subscribe to Russ Baker's feed

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: WhoWhatWhy

There are gaping holes in the story about the largest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012, Source: WhoWhatWhy

The idea is that a more flexible, more humane, and more responsive medical practice is actually a money-saver.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2012, Source:

Gulf states want more of a share of money from drilling, but will the public really benefit?

Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source:

A New York Times story on Afghanistan's mineral wealth ignores the extent to which imperial-style resource grabs are the real drivers of foreign policy and wars.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2012, Source:

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The hijacking of the Arab Spring has been aided by a media that airs propaganda on Syria.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2012, Source:

JFK assassination documents offer surprising lessons about government secrecy -- and Obama's presidency.

Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source:

Not all politicians are created equal. And not all are treated equally. Therein lies an issue deserving a closer look: whether vulnerable Democrats are targeted for destruction.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source:

America’s system of detaining and monitoring "criminals" impacts more people than ever before.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source:

Having secured the democratic vote based on the right-wing options, Obama is cracking down on medical marijuana to appeal to new voters and maintain Big Pharma's allegiance.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2012, Source:

Anyone who declares that Americans will not stand for another Bush presidency is sorely underestimating the Bush family.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012, Source:

We're right to worry about a candidate's religious beliefs when they threaten our liberties.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2011, Source:

American Interventionism (Everywhere)!

Posted on: Sep 22, 2011, Source:

New evidence links the Saudi royal family to Saudis in South Florida, who reportedly had contact with the 9/11 hijackers before fleeing the US prior to the attacks.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source:

Wait! Did the West just engineer the overthrow of another unpopular regime to get at an easy supply of oil?

Posted on: Aug 17, 2011, Source:

On closer inspection, the widely-celebrated New Yorker cover story on the death of Osama Bin Laden raises more questions than it answers.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source:

Rupert Murdoch has done a whole lot more damage over his career than what is being revealed in the hacking scandal.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: WhoWhatWhy

Posted on: Mar 26, 2011, Source: WhoWhatWhy

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A common theme runs through a variety of news stories: there isn’t enough money around, and so working people must take a hit. But is that really the only solution?

Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source:

Investigative journalist Russ Baker offers a corrective counter-narrative to Bush's 'Decision Points.'

Posted on: Oct 1, 2010, Source:

A crucial aspect of Bob Woodward's career that has been ignored by most of the media: Woodward is the military's man, and always has been.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source:

Americans harbor a quaint belief a new president takes charge of a govt. eagerly awaiting his orders. But there are huge power centers that have their own agendas.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

George HW Bush gets a free pass for attacks without evidence, meanwhile his CIA ties remain largely ignored and his son's lies about Iraq remain unprosecuted.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source:

Nemazee was much more than just a Clinton fundraiser -- he was a bipartisan financier of the influence bazaar that American politics has become.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Bush may be gone, but his influence -- and the forces that put him in office -- aren't.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2007, Source: The Nation

The man who helped make Bush's first fortune now wants to claim the Clinton campaign. Is someone cooking the books at Hillary Inc.?

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

They claim to be 'centrists,' but these D.C. Dems -- whose corporate agendas aren't too different from Bush administration policies -- are living proof that the system needs fixing.

Posted on: May 10, 2006, Source:

The ongoing GOP corruption scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. The real problem is how business is done every day in Washington.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2005, Source:

The media responded to the Katrina debacle with some high winds of their own.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The New York Times reporter who helped spread the fallacy that Saddam Hussein had WMD has a new beat: discrediting the United Nations.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Thus far, the environmental movement and progressives in general have not done nearly enough to engage the millions of Americans who hunt and fish.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2005, Source:

As time passes and allegations of fraud are investigated, it seems clearer that the story of the 2004 election is more about incompetence and dysfunction than intentional misconduct.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2004, Source: The Nation

There is increasing evidence that Bush left his Texas Air National Guard unit in '72 for Alabama because he was having problems piloting a fighter jet.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2003, Source: The Nation

If the Times is serious about reform, it needs to stop looking just at troublesome cases like Jayson Blair and to examine its star system.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2003, Source: The Nation

British reporting corraled facts and asked tough questions, while American press viewed the war as a chance to present an "exciting" story within narrow limits.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2002, Source: Columbia Journalism Review

Journalists are wrapping themselves in the stars-and-stripes at a time when tough-minded reporting is needed more than ever.