Stories by William Rivers Pitt

William Rivers Pitt is Truthout's senior editor and lead columnist. He is also a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of three books: "War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know," "The Greatest Sedition Is Silence" and "House of Ill Repute: Reflections on War, Lies, and America's Ravaged Reputation." He lives and works in New Hampshire.  subscribe to William Rivers Pitt's feed

Posted on: Jul 31, 2017, Source: Truthout

Jeff Sessions has a lot of friends on the Republican side of the Senate, several of whom have forbidden Trump from firing him.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2017, Source: Truthout

This is not alarmism. Fear and vigilance are the appropriate response right now.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: Truthout

Private insurance did everything in its power to stop my wife from getting care.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source:

What's more caustic to this society? Marijuana, or thousands of people suffering in needless and entirely preventable pain?

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: Truthout

Make no mistake about it: these people will vote in 2014.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source:

Obama turned what seemed like a rout into a contest again.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2011, Source:

OWS has bloomed in more than a dozen major cities all across the country. It stopped being a protest a while ago. It's a movement now. And they're scared.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source:

Stimulus-funded infrastructure projects are patching together beantown's crumbling facade.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source:

We can finally dream of incurable diseases being cured. Welcome, at last, to the 21st century.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2005, Source:

Why Cindy Sheehan won't leave Crawford until she gets some answers from George W. Bush -- the man who sent her son needlessly to die in Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2005, Source:

The Minutes now stand as irrefutable proof that the road to war in Iraq was paved, with absolute intent, with lies and deceit and misdirection and fraud.

Posted on: May 26, 2005, Source:

It's been a long and tiring haul for those who oppose the war in Iraq. But hope remains resilient.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2005, Source:

With Thompson's suicide, journalism lost a deeply flawed and unconventional practitioner – but one who always sought the truth with his highball.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2005, Source:

The American media is painting Iraqi voters as flush with the thrill of casting a ballot. However, some other more pressing motivations lay behind their rush to the polls.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2004, Source:

Even if Bush did really win, Nov. 2 was a voting disaster. It's not too late for there to be an accurate count, but how to get the tallies from the black boxes?

Posted on: Nov 5, 2004, Source:

If Bush's first four years are any indication of what is to come, and if the movement continues to hammer him, history will remember him single worst President the nation has ever known.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2004, Source:

After a thousand days of fear, doubt, anger and set-jawed patriotism in the face of everything we as a nation have been forced to deal with, we are down to a single week to decide the new direction of this country.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2004, Source:

A three-year-old blizzard of warnings about looming terror attacks, gathered on the Internet, was delivered to the American people in tones of doom, as if the hammer were about to fall at any moment.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2004, Source:

There are a number of lessons to be taken from the incredible turn of events in Spain, few of which are comforting.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2004, Source:

September 11 could have and should have been prevented. Why? Because Bush knew.