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: Jul 16, 2012, Source: Consortium News

These "independent fact-checkers" try to shield Mitt Romney from questions about Bain. It's not working.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2012, Source: Consortium News

The Reagan administration was aware of a scheme to murder leftist mothers in Argentina and give their infants to military personnel often complicit in the killings.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: Consortium News

The choice of voting for Obama, a third-party candidate, or sitting out is nothing new. And neither are the stakes.

Posted on: May 21, 2012, Source: Consortium News

You can track the arc of modern American journalism from its apex at the Pentagon Papers and Watergate curving downward to Iran-Contra before the nadir of Bush’s war in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2012, Source: Consortium News

Americans sometimes wonder how the nation’s political process got so vitriolic. Here's a look back at the history of right-wing hate-mongering.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Democrats have faced Republican strategies of grabbing hostages for decades and have quietly given in, paying ransom again and again. Will that change?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2011, Source: Consortium News

The Right wants to return to the "happier days" of the 1950s--but forgets that one of the main reasons for that era's prosperity was very high taxes on the wealthy.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2011, Source: Consortium News

From Ayn Rand fetishists to an uninformed public, from the Tea Parties to class warfare from above: is the entire system falling apart?

Posted on: Sep 1, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Iraq continues its drift toward a failed state, and the strategic winner from the invasion looks to be Iran. So why is Washington celebrating Gen. Petraeus?

Posted on: Jul 10, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Veteran political strategist Ed Rollins brought a burst of positive media coverage to Bachmann's campaign, but he continues to hide a dark secret.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011, Source: Consortium News

The lavish rewards flowing to the titans of industry have not exactly transformed society into a vibrant force for beneficial progress.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2011, Source: Consortium News

There is reason for optimism among the many Americans who have lamented the near-decade-long U.S. war in Afghanistan (and the broader conflict in the Muslim world).

Posted on: Jun 19, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Two decades ago, U.S. history could have taken a very different course if Gates and his cohorts had faced real accountability and their secrets had been exposed.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Modern Republicans have a simple approach to politics when they are not in the White House: Make America as ungovernable as possible by using almost any means available.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: Consortium News

America's Right -- from the NFL lockout to Rep. Paul Ryan's budget to climate change -- side with the billionaires in what amounts to an escalating class war.

Posted on: May 16, 2011, Source: Consortium News

Mitch Daniels is billed as the "serious" GOP Presidential contender. Rarely mentioned is a key fact that should disqualify him from office: he was Bush's original budget director.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2011, Source: Consortium News

The answer to many of our country’s domestic problems is obvious -- the rich need to pay their fair share.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2011, Source: Consortium News

MSNBC's parent company, General Electric, never seemed comfortable with some of Olbermann's material.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2010, Source: Consortium News

The Obama admin's reported plan to indict Julian Assange strikes at the heart of investigative journalism on national security scandals.

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

We should be under no illusion about the new flood of know-nothingism that is about to inundate the United States in the guise of a return to "first principles."