Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing so many stories, 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 September 2009, focusing on the battle over the torture investigation and the Afghan War:

"WPost Misses Real Problem at CIA," by Melvin A. Goodman, evaluating Washington Post coverage of the torture issue. (September 1, 2009)

"Afghanistan for Dummies," by Ray McGovern, tracing Vietnam lessons to Afghanistan. (September 2, 2009)

"Ignoring the Truth about Lockerbie" by William Blum, dissecting the evidence of guilt or innocence about the Lockerbie bombing. (September 3, 2009)

"Broder Is the Latest Torture Apologist” by Melvin A. Goodman, noting how Washington Post columnist David Broder has joined the ranks of Post apologists for torture. (September 3, 2009)

"Colin Powell and Lessons of My Lai" by Robert Parry, comparing Lt. Calley's regret with Gen. Powell's amnesia. (September 4, 2009)

"Obama Must Respect Afghan Humanity" by Sherwood Ross, assessing the human costs of a long war. (September 7, 2009)

"At Glenn Beck's Call" by David Swanson, noting how the Fox News shouter took out White House aide Van Jones. (September 7, 2009)

"Ronald Reagan's Torture" by Robert Parry, comparing the torture strategies of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. (September 8, 2009)

"The Speech That Obama Should Give" by Ray McGovern, suggesting how President Obama might punch up his health-care talk. (September 8, 2009)

"The Real Lessons of 9/11," by Robert Parry, following the evidence of George W. Bush's massive incompetence. (September 11, 2009)

"Bush's Interrogators Stressed Nudity," by Robert Parry, noting the incessant demands for nudity during CIA torture sessions. (September 12, 2009)

"Was the Lockerbie Bomber Framed?" by Morgan Strong, raising doubts about a high-profile terrorism case. (September 14, 2009)

"Torture First, Justify Afterwards" by Jason Leopold, pointing out that Bush administration torture started with verbal assurances. (September 15, 2009)

"How the Soviet Menace Was Hyped” by Melvin A. Goodman, revealing the cooked intelligence that fed the Cold War. (September 15, 2009)

"Monopoly Looms for Electronic Voting" by Lisa Pease, noting the consolidation of the electronic voting industry. (September 16, 2009)

"Industries Battle Obama's Reforms" by Michael Winship, tallying up the money used to beat back President Obama's agenda. (September 18, 2009)

"CIA Torturers Running Scared” by Ray McGovern, describing the growing panic inside the CIA. (September 19, 2009)

"Was the Iranian Election Rigged?” by Robert Parry, assessing the evidence for disputing Iran's election. (September 21, 2009)

"The American Doomsday Machine," by Daniel Ellsberg, recalling the nuclear madness of the Cold War. (September 21, 2009)

"Neocon Judge's History of Cover-ups'" by Robert Parry, explaining the bias of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman. (September 23, 2009)

"The Republican War on ACORN” by Jason Leopold, filling in the blanks on how the GOP targeted a poor people's group. (September 25, 2009)

"G-20 Protesters Faced New Weapons,” by Mike Ferner, revealing the new tactics of crowd control. (September 29, 2009)

"US Press Corps Fails Again on Iran,” by Robert Parry, critiquing the media's parallel failures on Iraq and Iran. (September 30, 2009)

"Why Afghanistan Really Fell Apart,” by Bruce P. Cameron, explaining the real background of the Afghan War. (September 30, 2009)

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