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 October 2010, focusing on Election 2010, the WikiLeaks disclosures on Iraq, and how the United States has failed to live up to principles of international law:

"Obama's Hypocrisy on Torture" by Jason Leopold, objecting to President Obama's double standards in protesting torture. (October 2, 2010)

"Guatemala: A Test Tube of Repression" by Robert Parry, looking back on a grim history of U.S. mistreatment of Guatemala. (October 3, 2010)

"The Bigot Whisperers of the Right" by Phil Rochstroh, reflecting on the billionaires who pull the Tea Party's strings. (October 4, 2010)

"A Long History of America's Dark Side” by Peter Dale Scott and Robert Parry, tracing the often grim record of U.S. military doctrine. (October 7, 2010)

"Islamophobia's Scholarly Godfather" by Nabil Al Khowaiter, examining the early days of anti-Muslim bigotry. (October 9, 2010)

"Leakers: Beware the Corporate Media" by Ray McGovern, warning about the risks of trusting Big Media. (October 13, 2010)

"Treating Detainees Like Guinea Pigs" by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, revealing the experimental nature of torture policies. (October 14, 2010)

"The 'Teach-the-Dems-a-Lesson Myth'" by Robert Parry, recalling a failed approach to electoral reprisals. (October 15, 2010)

"Could a Leak Have Stopped 9/11?" by Coleen Rowley and Bogdan Dzakovic, lamenting at some lost chances. (October 17, 2010)

"A Clash of 'Lesser-Evil' Voting" by Robert Parry, responding to criticism from some on the Left about strategic voting. (October 20, 2010)

"A Perjurer on the US Supreme Court" by Robert Parry, recognizing the obvious truth about Justice Clarence Thomas. (October 23, 2010)

"Records Cast Doubt on Iraq Surge" by Robert Parry, interpreting WikiLeaks' documents as undermining a powerful myth. (October 24, 2010)

"Undercounting the Iraq War Dead" by Nicolas J S Davies, analysing the grim new evidence on the Iraq carnage. (October 25, 2010)

"ADL Sidles Up to Anti-Muslim Bigotry" by Morgan Strong, challenging some recent acts by the Anti-Defamation League. (October 25, 2010)

"WPost Downplays Iraq War Crimes" by Robert Parry, noting how the Washington Post soft pedals newly revealed atrocities. (October 26, 2010)

"Does Sanity Matter?" by Robert Parry, reflecting on the message of Jon Stewart's rally in Washington "to restore sanity." (October 29, 2010)

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