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: Apr 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In his speech to Howard University students, one of the Kentucky senator's oratorical choices was most confounding: T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a speech at Howard University, the Kentucky senator tried to change his record on the Civil Rights Act and explained to an African American audience all the great things the GOP has done for them.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

To help America's neediest, we've got to raise tax rates on corporations and wealthy Americans back to the levels they paid in 2001.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At the Mason Temple in Memphis, labor and civil rights leaders gathered to commemorate the anniversary of Martin Luther King's final speech.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Tradition, Family & Property, a far-right Catholic group born of opposition to land reform in Brazil, recruits young men and schools them in medieval combat.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's a potential big opportunity for non-union employers.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When right-wingers from every corner of the movement gather in one place, you hear a lot of crazy stuff -- about slavery, booty calls and grocery bags, for starters.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Palin whistled for the birther crowd, made a joke about her 'rack' and anointed herself the right's king-maker.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In his rambling speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, the junior senator from Texas took shots at his party's elites and painted himself as a constitutional warrior.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Following his father's tradition, Paul won the CPAC presidential straw poll. The Republican Party needs to change, the Kentucky senator said, and he's aiming to change it in his own image.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The new pope is the first Latin American ever to grace the papal throne.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Finding himself duped by Rand Paul’s publicity stunt, Salon's David Sirota misrepresents the work of an AlterNet writer.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Kentucky senator's brand of 'courage' springs from the same poisoned well as that of segregationist Gov. George Wallace.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At an event hosted by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist held forth on mistakes progressives make when talking about the economy.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

While the world cries for the church to reform itself, the next pope's electors include cardinals who coddled priests who preyed on children.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At a party in a famous Washington hotel, CODE PINK and Fresh Juice Party gave the CIA whistleblower a rambunctious send-off. "They can't break me," he told the crowd.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

And then took it back.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The president's call to raise the general minimum wage will do nothing for tipped workers. Congresswoman Donna Edwards wants to change that.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a speech that laid out a sweeping investment agenda, the president also chided Republicans for taking U.S. from 'one manufactured crisis to the next.'

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Not since the 15th century has a pope resigned his throne. Speculation abounds regarding the pope's unusual decision. Was it the sex-abuse scandal?