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: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The celebrity wrestler is a high-profile Romney backer. So you know where this is going.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a CNN interview, Santorum suggests that killing Big Bird is just like killing something 'because you want to eat them.'

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

An uptick for the country, and a time of creative thinking for the GOP.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

With only a sliver of the electorate undecided on its candidate, the 2012 debates are not about persuading voters.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's an all-bases-covered false narrative, one that could explain away either voter suppression or a devastating loss.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Bible tells us not to bear false witness against one's neighbor. Ralph Reed apparently never got the memo.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The leaders at the Clinton Global Initiative barely applauded, but Romney's speech wasn't aimed at them; it was meant for the right-wing base and its billionaire donors.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The left shouldn't underestimate Reed's billionaire-bankrolled right-wing voting machine.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If Romney hoped to use his '60 Minutes' profile to redeem himself after his '47 percent' smear, his performance was an epic #FAIL.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Nestled amid the contempt Romney shows for everyday people of all races is a simmering resentment of people who aren't white.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Ryan and Romney are taking cynical political lying to a whole new level.

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.