As America enters a new political era, the dangers to the Republic remain grave and the need for vigilant – and independent – journalism remains great.

At Consortiumnews.com, we have been fighting the good fight for honest information since 1995. In the late 1990s, we exposed the partisan agenda behind many of the right-wing attacks on the Clinton presidency.

And in the grim eight years of the Bush presidency, we chronicled the many abuses of the Constitution, democracy – and common decency.

If we can secure the needed funding, we will be there again to counter unfair right-wing attacks on the Obama administration (you know they’re coming) – and we will keep the pressure on the Democrats to be serious about rolling back the unconstitutional practices of the Bush-Cheney years.

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Robert Parry, Editor

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet's first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.

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