Stories by Adele M. Stan

Adele M. Stan is a weekly columnist for The American Prospect. Follow her on Twitter @addiestan. subscribe to Adele M. Stan's feed

Posted on: Sep 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Roiling just beneath the surface of Sr. Simon Campbell's DNC remarks is a critique of the bishops and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who will bless the convention's final adjournment.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

On the day of Mitt Romney's acceptance speech, a gaggle of Republican politicians pay tribute to David Koch, who tells a reporter that he is a very good person.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Koch mouthpiece Paul Ryan accepts the nomination for VP and speaks to GOP party faithful at the convention.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The entire program of the convention's opening night was based on a deception wrapped up in falsehoods.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When Ron Paul supporters organized to seat an outsized rack of delegates, Team Romney brought out the big legal guns, changed the rules, and offered Paul an insulting deal.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

They may not love Mitt, but Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist, Scott Walker and Michele Bachmann rallied the faithful to defeat Obama.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, right-wing evangelicals said it was God's punishment of a sinful city. Now, the G.O.P. prepares to meet Hurricane Isaac.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Joe Biden may have pandered with his "chains" claim, but Republicans routinely use the theme of slavery, framed within an old Southern fear of retribution against whites.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In making the risky choice of picking Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney seals the deal on the Koch brothers' takeover of the Republican Party.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious say they'll keep talking to prelates but will "reconsider" if "forced to compromise the integrity of [their] mission."

Posted on: Aug 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Stuck with a lackluster candidate, Tea Partiers focus their rage on the president. An Americans For Prosperity Foundation conference stokes the rage and trains the foot soldiers.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Corporate media largely ignored the subtext of Romney's earliest race-coded comments, and have been content to let more recent and blatant examples die after a day in the news cycle.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney's strategy has incorporated racial and cultural cues, both subtle and blatant, as a means of deflection from the Obama campaign's questions about Bain Capital.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, "a 21st-century version of the Christian Coalition on steroids," is leading the effort.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The pope's new PR strategist not only hails from Fox News; he belongs to the secretive Opus Dei society and lives in an all-male house cleaned by women members.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

"The lesson of Wisconsin is pretty straightforward," says Van Jones. "This is what happens when we put our minimum against their maximum."

Posted on: Jun 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Before Occupy was a gleam in an activist's eye, Elizabeth Warren began her relentless crusade against the widening income inequality gap. Will that translate into votes?

Posted on: Jun 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's tempting to simply view the church hierarchy as a cult of misogyny. But at its heart, it's a cult of power; misogyny is but one tool for securing that power.

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney demonstrates the hubris of a certain kind of millionaire: the kind who think it is the job of hard-working people to preserve the rich man's wealth.

Posted on: May 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While more Americans embrace marriage equality for LGBT couples, more also refuse to label themselves as "pro-choice". What gives?