Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing more stories, some readers say they miss some as they fly by. So, every month, we plan to point out some special stories from the previous month.

Here is a selection from April, focusing on George W. Bush's torture policies and the future of the imperial presidency:

"All Power to the President" by Robert Parry, examining how Election 2008 could decide whether George W. Bush's imperial presidency lives on. (April 2, 2008)

"Yoo's Memo Hints at Bush's Secrets" by Jason Leopold, explaining what John Yoo's legal theories suggest about Bush's claim of limitless power. (April 6, 2008)

"Yoo's on First?" by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, probing the larger powers behind the imperial theories of John Yoo. (April 10, 2008)

"Would Obama Hold Bush Accountable?" by Robert Parry, questioning how far Barack Obama would go in punishing George W. Bush's abuses of power. (April 16, 2008)

"The Bush Team's Geneva Hypocrisy" by Jason Leopold, looking at the Bush administration's double standards on the Geneva Convention. (April 25, 2008)

"Abu Ghraib Film Obscures Truth" by Sam Provance, giving a first-hand account of how a new documentary fell for the cover-up. (April 30, 2008)

Other stories dealt with underlying realities:

"(The Late) M.L. King Still Silenced" by Jeff Cohen, observing how the U.S. news media continues to ignore the Rev. King's condemnation of the Vietnam War. (April 4, 2008)

"Beijing's Reality Intrudes on Shangri-La" by Don North, reporting on the changes that China has imposed on Tibet. (April 5, 2008)

"Losing the War for Reality" by Robert Parry, describing the stunning disclosures in a new book by ex-CIA analyst Melvin Goodman. (April 8, 2008)

"US News Media's Latest Disgrace," by Robert Parry, observing new revelations about Pentagon propaganda planted in TV news. (April 21, 2008)

"What About the War, Benedict?" by Ray McGovern, wondering why the visiting Pope avoided criticism of the Iraq War and torture. (April 21, 2008)

"Truth or Neo-Consequences" by Morgan Strong, reporting on a new front in the neocon war against academic freedom. (April 29, 2008)

Plus, contentious turns in the presidential campaign:

"Clinton's Experience: Fact and Fancy" by Barbara Koeppel, looking at Hillary Clinton's "Ready-on-Day-One" claims. (April 15, 2008)

"Are the Clintons Playing Joe McCarthy?" by Robert Parry, observing how the Clinton campaign used guilt-by-association tactics. (April 18, 2008)

"Unhappy Republicans Weigh Switch" by Richard L. Fricker, picking up on some shift in party allegiances in Red-State Oklahoma. (April 19, 2008).

"Fastened to a Dying Animal" by Phil Rockstroh, lamenting the direction of American politics. (April 29, 2008)

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