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: Sep 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

At the Values Voter Summit, religious-right leaders offered Tea Partiers a Faustian bargain: Embrace our theocratic agenda, or lose big-time in November.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In G.O.P. primaries in Delaware, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and New York, victorious Tea Party candidates signal wins for creationism, gender discrimination and racism.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Conservative protests in Washington show the breadth of energy and money marshaled to organize the right-wing base, while progressives lag behind.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In their quest to save the country from liberals, Tea Partiers signed on to an agenda that will cause them untold pain while granting unlimited powers to corporations.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

David Koch, billionaire backer of the Tea Party movement, says he's never been to a Tea Party event. So, what do you call the conference full of Tea Partiers he just convened?

Posted on: Aug 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Rupert Murdoch's community organizer says that God speaks through him. Does Beck think he's the Second Coming? (His followers just may think so.)

Posted on: Jul 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Instead of saying racism is unacceptable in their movement, Palin and Tea Party leaders pretend the NAACP called them all racists. Call it the politics of resentment.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Listed among the friends of Virginia Thomas' new Tea Party think-tank is Gun Owners of America, headed by white-supremacist-friendly, militia guru Larry Pratt.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It may be fashionable to dismiss the Tea Party and its radical, right-wing pals, but we do so at our peril.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Uganda's anti-gay bill, which espouses the death penalty for homosexual acts, still lives -- with the help of the U.S. religious right.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The waters off Louisiana produce more oil than anywhere else in the nation. So why is it the second poorest state?

Posted on: May 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Tea Party libertarian Rand Paul handed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell his head in Kentucky's primary. A lurch to the right, or just an anti-establishment election?

Posted on: May 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Never before in our lifetimes has the Right taken to the streets. Combine that with the astroturfing and the megaphone of Fox News, and you have the recipe for a powerful force.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

March organizer Skip Coryell attributed his low turnout to lack of support from the NRA. "They let us down on this one," he said.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Stewart Rhodes seemed to suggest that progressive and mainstream media are in league with the government to try to discredit his constitutionalist group.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor is reportedly scheduled to receive the Virginia Sovereignty March, organized by a group with racist "friends", on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

But the larger issue is the notion that a Confederate History Month should be celebrated at all, with or without an overt mention of slavery.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A group of congressmen and senators living in a posh townhouse on Capitol Hill owned by the notorious Family may now have to answer to ethics committees for low rent.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Once Rep. Bart Stupak announced he would vote for the Senate version of the health-care reform bill that came before the House, Democrats had their votes.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Quoting scripture, spouting lies and blowing dog-whistles to violence, the right wing's queen of crazy takes center stage in desperate, last-gasp fight against health-care reform.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Backtracking on accusations of being forced to resign House seat, former Rep. Eric Massa frustrated Glenn Beck in an interview that promised dirt on Dems but delivered none.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The outcome of the battle for health-care reform may rest on the say-so of one man, Rep. Bart Stupak. But he's got an army of Catholic bishops pulling his strings.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The batty Republican ends his jobs filibuster, but not before he brings further damage to his party's reputation.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Progressive Change's Adam Green accuses the White House of having a 'loser mentality' on the public option despite public support, and MoveOn unleashes Heather Graham.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We need to think differently -- to plan for victories that we may not live to see. And we need somebody to buy us a television network -- and a commercial publishing house.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Day One of this year's conservafest included a surprise visit by torture advocate #1 Dick Cheney, and the crowd went wild for him.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Right-wing leaders gather at a Masonic 'museum on Americanism' to sign a statement aimed at giving the Tea Party a set of principles.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Palin's speech was her boilerplate of non sequiturs and cognitive disconnections, but in the interview that followed, she revealed her hand in a game for the presidency.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

At a press conference where a gay Ugandan was too frightened to show his face to the media, a member of Obama's religion council and other clergy threw down the gauntlet.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The prayer breakfast is a display of power for an underground religious group that often shapes U.S. foreign policy in ways that sometimes conflict with our policy goals.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The health care battle between Republicans and Democrats has looked like a fight 'between the crazies and the lazies,' Grayson said. Now it's time to get serious.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

When Media Matters issued a report detailing the scant coverage Fox News programs gave the Haiti earthquake, Fox host Greg Gutfeld went homophobic on the watchdog group.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A little-discussed provision of the Senate bill allows insurers to penalize subscribers by hundreds -- and even thousands -- of dollars for not meeting certain "wellness targets."

Posted on: Jan 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

After the murder of George Tiller, Missy Smith said it was time to 'get' another abortion provider. At a center led by Catholic bishops, she will make her case again.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Millennial Decade screwed with our heads and destroyed our national identity. Are we in for a cataclysmic century?

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A promised protest on Capitol Hill by right-wingers opposed to health-care reform doesn't happen; Dick Armey's speech at National Press Club canceled.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Something is afoot among the conservative base -- voting Republican doesn't seem to cut it anymore, and incumbents are getting nervous.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Presented by FreedomWorks, the front group that organized the 9/12 March, a new documentary on the tea parties attempts to suggest that the protests were spontaneous.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The economic meltdown has hit non-college grads much harder than the educated. And conservatives are very good at exploiting their anger and unease.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Harry Reid may have gotten the Senate to move his health-care bill forward, but a handful of conservative Democrats could still keep the bill from getting a final vote.