Stories by Robert Parry

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Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: Consortium News

The framers never intended the amendment to be construed as the right for individuals to take up arms against the Republic.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015, Source: Consortium News

Since nearly all foreign leaders have serious flaws, it proved much easier to demonize them.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: Consortium News

Express dissent over the one-sided coverage of Ukraine, and you're deemed a “stooge of Moscow.”

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: Consortium News

This tradition goes back to the treatment of Native Americans in the 19th century.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2014, Source: Consortium News

Right-wing media began expanding in the 1980s as the Reagan administration coordinated foreign policy initiatives with conservative media executives.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2014, Source: Consortium News

A Fox News host faces ridicule for refuting the torture report and saying the U.S. is "awesome." She's not the only one making that claim.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: Consortium News

The New Republic was a vicious imperial mouthpiece.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: Consortium News

Right-wing gun advocates think the Founding Fathers would have wanted an armed population to resist the U.S. government.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: Consortium News

The fire in Odessa, killing dozens of ethnic Russians, has disrupted the US media’s efforts to deny the existence of neo-Nazis.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: Consortium News

As a new Cold War hysteria grips U.S. pols and pundits, the truth of the situation in Ukraine is getting foggy.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: Consortium News

Hawkish neocons refuse to acknowledge that Putin helped to peacefully address the Syrian crisis and created inroads in nuclear talks with Iran.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: Consortium News

Neocons are doing their best to extinguish all chances for diplomacy.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: Consortium News

In the upside-down world that has become the U.S. news media, the elected president was a dictator and the coup makers were “pro-democracy” activists.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013, Source: Consortium News

The Contra-Cocaine exposes of the 80s laid bare a nefarious govt. orchestrated scheme. Big media outlets have attacked it ever since.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Consortium News

The fiscal crisis in Washington is not simply a threat to economic and government stability, as serious as that is. It is a premeditated scheme.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: Consortium News

The House GOP dumping the food stamp program, continuing GOP assaults on voting rights, and bizarre celebrations of the Trayvon Martin verdict are clear signs.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: Consortium News

Other factors have come and gone for the Right, but racism has always been there.

Posted on: May 5, 2013, Source: Consortium News

Throughout his career, he has consistently -– and unfairly -– punished journalists who had the courage to ask tough questions and pursue truly important stories.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: Consortium News

"No person is above the law," right?

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: Consortium News

Here's my answer to Bush's pathetic efforts to redeem his legacy.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2013, Source: Consortium News

Obama’s caution appeared well-placed, since a presidential declaration prejudging some act as terrorism could have legal ramifications.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2013, Source: Consortium News

There are a lot of candidates, but Tom Friedman takes the cake.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: Consortium News

The true purpose of the Iraq invasion remains opaque. Here's a theory why.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: Consortium News

The primary role of the Catholic hierarchy was to urge the people to stay calm and support the traditional system.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2013, Source: Consortium News

New evidence continues to accumulate showing how Official Washington got key elements of two major presidential scandals of the Nixon and Reagan administrations wrong.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: Consortium News

GOP desperation over U.S. demographic changes has spread to the U.S. Supreme Court -- a majority is ready to tear up the most important part of the Voting Rights Act.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: Consortium News

House Speaker Boehner warned his fellow GOPers that Obama may be preparing “to annihilate” the GOP, marking a stunning reversal of fortune.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: Consortium News

Key elements of the American Right have set up permanent residence in the world of make-believe, making the real-world challenges we face almost impossible to solve.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: Consortium News

The idea of expanding the use of armed guards at schools would only make the country a worse place to live in.

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

A big obstacle to commonsense gun control is the Right’s false historical narrative that the Founders wanted an armed American public that could fight its own government.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2012, Source: Consortium News

These are the politicians who pandered to the NRA and its obsessive opposition to commonsense gun control, like Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2012, Source: Consortium News

The 2nd Amendment was written to ensure security, but isn't making us any safer.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: Consortium News

Paul believes in liberty... for businessmen.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: Consortium News

It's no small obstacle that tens of millions of voters think government is the problem.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source: Consortium News

Despite the bloody and costly catastrophe in Iraq, the neocons' warmongering dream is still alive -- and Romney shares their illusions.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2012, Source: Consortium News

History points to Republican sabotage playing a role in Democratic losses in presidential campaigns.

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

Romney displayed again his proclivity to lie on specifics and distort the broader reality.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: Consortium News

Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: Consortium News

The emerging history of 9/11 reveals that George W. Bush’s failure to protect the nation resulted from neocon insistence that Iraq was the real threat, not al Qaeda. Today is those neocons seek to regain power under a Romney presidency.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2012, Source: Consortium News

We need to realistic about elections and stop using them as opportunities to express disappointment, anger or even personal morality.