Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing more stories (a record 75  in July), some readers say they miss some that fly by. So, each month, we'll point out some special stories from the previous month.

Here is a selection from July, focusing on startling developments in the Iraq War, the “war on terror,” and the presidential campaign:

"Bush’s ‘Wonderland’ Logic" by Robert Parry, describing a federal court’s assessment of one “enemy combatant” case. (July 2, 2008)

"Bush-Cheney Crony Got Iraq Oil Deal" by Jason Leopold, reporting how oilman Ray Hunt landed an Iraqi oil deal. (July 6, 2008)

"Will the Democrats Ever Learn?” by Robert Parry, questioning the Democrats’ judgment handing George W. Bush a victory on warrantless wiretapping. (July 8, 2008)

"Mukasey: Bush’s New Mr. Cover-up” by Robert Parry, recounting how Attorney General Michael Mukasey is protecting Bush’s flanks. (July 10, 2008)

"Maliki’s ‘Timetable’ Shakes Iraq Debate” by Ray McGovern, noting the bombshell U.S. departure demand from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (July 16, 2008)

"Bush Hides Plame-gate Testimony" by Jason Leopold, reporting that Bush used executive privilege to conceal testimony on outing Valerie Plame. (July 16, 2008)

"Iraq’s Falling Fig Leaf" by Peter W. Dickson, describing how developments in Iraq were exposing the real motivations for the war. (July 18, 2008)

"Mother’s Milk of Politics Turns Sour" by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, noting the high cost of deregulation. (July 18, 2008)

"‘Justifying’ Torture: Two Big Lies" by Coleen Rowley and Ray McGovern, revealing government lies that defended torture. (July 19, 2008)

"Gitmo ‘Justice’ for US Citizens?" by Robert Parry, explaining the dangerous impact of a federal appeals court ruling. (July 21, 2008)

"McCain’s Afghan Strategic Blunder" by Robert Parry, assessing John McCain’s judgment on the premature pivot to Iraq. (July 22, 2008)

"Protecting McCain; Pounding Obama” by Brent Budowsky, noting some predictable press behavior in Campaign 2008. (July 23, 2008)

"The Exaggeration of Terror" by Ivan Eland, citing the bloated no-fly lists and other excesses in the “war on terror.” (July 23, 2008)

"Bush’s ‘Surge’ Gets Mixed Reviews" by Jason Leopold, reporting a more nuanced view of the supposed success of the Iraq troop “surge.” (July 24, 2008)

"The Torturing Company We Keep" by Michael Winship, assessing America’s place among other torture regimes. (July 25, 2008)

"The Endless Smearing of Joe Wilson" by Robert Parry, exposing the latest lies in the Republican attacks on former Ambassador Wilson. (July 26, 2008)

"Americans Move Left; NYT Misses It” by Jeff Cohen, observing how the New York Times twists political trends. (July 28, 2008)

"Big Media Hectors Obama on ‘Surge’” by Robert Parry, noting how Barack Obama is treated for opposing the Iraq troop escalation. (July 28, 2008)

"McCain’s Spin on the ‘Surge’” by Jason Leopold, putting the facts of McCain’s Iraq positions in context. (July 29, 2008)

"Wave of Capitol Crime Continues” by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, commenting on the Jack Abramoff ethic. (July 31, 2008)

"WPost Calls Out ‘Uppity’ Obama” by Robert Parry, disclosing how inept Washington Post reporting led to new attacks on Obama. (July 31, 2008)

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