Stories by William Rivers Pitt

William Rivers Pitt is Truthout's senior editor and lead columnist. He is also a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of three books: "War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know," "The Greatest Sedition Is Silence" and "House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation." He lives and works in New Hampshire.  subscribe to William Rivers Pitt's feed

Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: Truthout

Private insurance did everything in its power to stop my wife from getting care.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: TruthOut.org

What's more caustic to this society? Marijuana, or thousands of people suffering in needless and entirely preventable pain?

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: Truthout

Make no mistake about it: these people will vote in 2014.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: TruthOut.org

Obama turned what seemed like a rout into a contest again.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2011, Source: TruthOut.org

OWS has bloomed in more than a dozen major cities all across the country. It stopped being a protest a while ago. It's a movement now. And they're scared.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source: TruthOut.org

Stimulus-funded infrastructure projects are patching together beantown's crumbling facade.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: TruthOut.org

We can finally dream of incurable diseases being cured. Welcome, at last, to the 21st century.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2005, Source: TruthOut.org

Why Cindy Sheehan won't leave Crawford until she gets some answers from George W. Bush -- the man who sent her son needlessly to die in Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2005, Source: TruthOut.org

The Minutes now stand as irrefutable proof that the road to war in Iraq was paved, with absolute intent, with lies and deceit and misdirection and fraud.

Posted on: May 26, 2005, Source: TruthOut.org

It's been a long and tiring haul for those who oppose the war in Iraq. But hope remains resilient.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2005, Source: TruthOut.org

With Thompson's suicide, journalism lost a deeply flawed and unconventional practitioner – but one who always sought the truth with his highball.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2005, Source: TruthOut.org

The American media is painting Iraqi voters as flush with the thrill of casting a ballot. However, some other more pressing motivations lay behind their rush to the polls.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2004, Source: TruthOut.org

Even if Bush did really win, Nov. 2 was a voting disaster. It's not too late for there to be an accurate count, but how to get the tallies from the black boxes?

Posted on: Nov 5, 2004, Source: TruthOut.org

If Bush's first four years are any indication of what is to come, and if the movement continues to hammer him, history will remember him single worst President the nation has ever known.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2004, Source: TruthOut.org

After a thousand days of fear, doubt, anger and set-jawed patriotism in the face of everything we as a nation have been forced to deal with, we are down to a single week to decide the new direction of this country.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2004, Source: TruthOut.org

A three-year-old blizzard of warnings about looming terror attacks, gathered on the Internet, was delivered to the American people in tones of doom, as if the hammer were about to fall at any moment.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2004, Source: TruthOut.org

There are a number of lessons to be taken from the incredible turn of events in Spain, few of which are comforting.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2004, Source: TruthOut.org

September 11 could have and should have been prevented. Why? Because Bush knew.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2003, Source: TruthOut.org

For all the pomp and circumstance that has surrounded the extraction of the former Iraqi dictator from a hole in the ground, the reality is that the United States is not safer now that the man is in chains.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2003, Source: TruthOut.org

With no Iraqi WMD to be found, the Bush administration is coming up with excuses as creative as any heard in high school.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2003, Source: TruthOut.org

In a taped statement, bin Laden told the Iraqi people to rise up against Saddam Hussein. Yet Colin Powell claimed that Hussein and bin Laden are working together, and MSNBC omitted the reference in its news report.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2003, Source: TruthOut.org

The State of the Union address left gaping holes where answers belonged. For instance, not once did Bush mention the name Osama bin Laden.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2002, Source: TruthOut.org

By tapping Thomas Kean, Bush has nominated someone who will be easily controlled by the administration.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2002, Source: TruthOut.org

A sign in your yard, a button in the lapel of your coat, an email sent around to friends -- even the smallest effort can make a difference.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2002, Source: TruthOut.org

As the Bush administration rams the Homeland Security bill through the Senate, Osama bin Laden makes one of his rare appearances. Just coincidence?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2002, Source: TruthOut.org

Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter claims the impending American war against Iraq isn't about terrorism, it's about the November elections.