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: Nov 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a defiant set of remarks, the president told middle-class citizens that the only hold-up to the extension of their tax cuts was in the House of Representatives. Then he held up his pen.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From shortened early voting hours in Ohio to mayhem in Florida, voters held their ground for hours, demanding their right to vote -- in record numbers.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

To win the presidency, the GOP must win Virginia. The candidate's final stop in the commonwealth showed how women hold the keys to the outcome, as he sought to win them with lies.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a conference call to activists of Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, the Republican vice presidential hopeful painted the president as dangerous to the Christian faith.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When Mitt Romney called a hit on Big Bird, puppeteers called a protest march.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Republican Party is treading back into the racism of Reconstruction.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet uncovers an anti-Obama program linked to the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity, spoon-fed to employees of a major home-improvement chain.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Indiana's Richard Mourdock, who believes pregnancy caused by rape is a "gift from God," has plenty of company.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

With the takeover of the G.O.P by the religious right, Mourdock's position on abortion, rape and incest is in line with the party platform -- and echoed by top party leaders, including Paul Ryan.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Tea Partiers cheered when Richard Mourdock defeated Sen. Richard Lugar in the GOP primary, and Romney ran to endorse. Now, two weeks before election day, the War on Women is front and center.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

By the end of the night Romney looked a bit crumpled in spirit and a tad sweaty at the hands of a vigorous and commanding opponent.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Soul-searching by the Democratic Party led some of its leaders to a natural conclusion: the future of the party lay in the hands of church-going voters, and the party had better win them back. They were wrong.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The president punctured Romney’s armor of jovial smugness through a combination of rehearsed rejoinders, on-the-spot quips and deft deflections of Romney’s attacks.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a contentious debate, Obama shamed Romney on Libya, poked at his pension -- and threw the 47 percent in Mitt's face.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The astroturf organization founded by petroleum magnates Charles and David Koch seeks to fuel allegiance with a giveaway.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It was hardly love at first sight. But once the Koch brothers threw in behind Mitt Romney, they brought the full force of their political machine, perhaps for a price.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The boss wants you to know he thinks it's a very bad idea for you to vote for Barack Obama.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The vice president just couldn't seem to help himself: Ryan was an easy target.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

"That's a lot of malarkey," Biden said of Ryan's lies -- and then went on to slice and dice, smiling all the while.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It’s not that hard to be good to your family and friends. If true morality is evidenced by how one treats strangers, Romney’s reputation as a moral actor should be under water.