Robert Parry

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, was written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat. His two previous books are Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth'.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 8:30am
From Brady to MH-17, Power Defines Reality
Power – far more than fact – determines what is defined as true in America, a nation that has become dangerously disconnected from reality in matters both trivial and important. The way it works now is that, in case after case, the more powerful entity in the equation imposes the answer and the...
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Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 1:45pm
Is Hillary Clinton ‘Honest’? (A Response to Kristof)
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has offered a curious defense of Hillary Clinton’s “honesty,” refuting the public’s widespread view that she is a liar by narrowly defining what it means to be “honest” and arguing that she is less dishonest than she is a calculating and corner-cutting...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:45pm
No Reward for Sanders’s Israel Stance
So much for political bravery! Sen. Bernie Sanders had the audacity to say that the Palestinians are human beings, that there are two sides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “not right all of the time” – and lost the New York primary by more...
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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:30pm
Democrats March Toward Cliff
As Democratic-insider “super-delegates” give Hillary Clinton a seemingly insurmountable lead for the presidential nomination, the former Secretary of State’s negative ratings continue to soar to stunning levels, hitting a net 24-point unfavorable in the new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll . It is hard...
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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:45am
Would a Clinton Win Mean More Wars?
The Democratic Party establishment seems determined to drag Hillary Clinton’s listless campaign across the finish line of her race with Bernie Sanders and then count on Republican divisions to give her a path to the White House. But – if she gets there – the world should hold its breath. If Clinton...
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 8:15am
‘Corruption’ as a Propaganda Weapon
Sadly, some important duties of journalism, such as applying evenhanded standards on human rights abuses and financial corruption, have been so corrupted by the demands of government propaganda – and the careerism of too many writers – that I now become suspicious whenever the mainstream media...
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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Cleaning Up Hillary’s Libyan Mess
Hillary Clinton’s signature project as Secretary of State – the “regime change” in Libya – is now sliding from the tragic to the tragicomic as her successors in the Obama administration adopt increasingly desperate strategies for imposing some kind of order on the once-prosperous North African...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:15am
Bernie Sanders as Commander-in-Chief
Sen. Bernie Sanders’s landslide victories in Washington State, Alaska and Hawaii on Saturday coincided with a long-awaited signal that he may finally be ready to challenge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the “Commander-in-Chief” question, which has been regarded as one of her key...
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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:30pm
Obama’s Foreign-Policy Self-Enslavement
In late August 2013, with Barack Obama on the verge of launching retaliatory airstrikes against the Syrian military for its alleged role in a lethal sarin gas attack, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper informed the President that U.S. intelligence doubted that Bashar al-Assad’s...
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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:30pm
Neocons Red-Faced Over Obama ‘Red Line’ in Syria
Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic has penned an opus on President Barack Obama’s foreign policy which starts with a long segment dissecting Obama’s supposed failure to enforce his “red line” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using sarin gas to kill hundreds of civilians outside Damascus on...
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