Stories by Adele M. Stan

Adele M. Stan is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., who specializes in covering the intersection of religion and politics. She is RH Reality Check's senior Washington correspondent. subscribe to Adele M. Stan's feed

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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?

Posted on: May 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: May 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Even if the Obama campaign's anti-Bain offensive is nothing more than a bid to ensure a win for its candidate, in the long run, the campaign is doing America a service.

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Ron Paul campaign's latest hijinks have Mitt Romney operatives in a tizzy.

Posted on: May 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Morello says working-class folk and union people shouldn't just fight bad legislation -- they should put forward their own agenda for a better world.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

At 87, Schlafly is still on the warpath, gracing any podium that will have her with a font of barbed quips, bad facts and bitter resentment.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mitt Romney's campaign welcomed the endorsement of a washed-up rock-n-roller who said President Obama could "suck on my machine gun." Where's the outrage?

Posted on: Apr 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney and Santorum huddled with religious-right leaders over Easter week. Did those meetings determine Santorum's fate?

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

After outspending Santorum 4-to1, Romney won the endorsements of a raft of Koch-allied politicians. Then he endorsed the Koch agenda.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

An FBI investigation, a new documentary, and a negative court ruling: here's a look inside the Kochs' worst week in a while.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

To the corporate media, the machinations of the 1 percent's most infamous poster boys might look like old news. But for regular Americans, it's a fight for their lives.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Santorum celebrated his defeat by denying climate change. Romney celebrated his win with a lightbulb lie. And a prominent pollster said voters are stupid. Pattern?

Posted on: Mar 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

What's stunning about this year's crop of endorsers is the torrent of venom, mendacity and absurdity that spills from their mouths and pens.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

With the outcome of Super Tuesday a jumbled mess, why haven't the sugar daddies of the right come together to anoint an opponent to Obama?

Posted on: Mar 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

I'm just a campaign-trail reporter trying to cover a big event in the U.S. presidential campaign at which four candidates will speak. But I'm banned without explanation.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney claimed victory in his must-win native state of Michigan, but as a weakened candidate with a narrow margin. Arizona was kinder to him.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The thought of living under a neo-theocracy makes me kind of queasy.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In Arizona, the answers given by the presidential contenders mattered less the questions never asked.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If Santorum gets to bear the standard for the GOP, the party moves even further to the right. Here's a taste of what's on that plate.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

With Catholic leaders and churchgoers turning their backs on the bishops, the men who rule the church are watching their political power wane.