Stories by Alex Kane

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane. subscribe to Alex Kane's feed

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If there's one thing Sarah Palin knows about, it's Russia.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Venture capitalist Tim Draper wants California to be divvied up into six different states.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Governor Jerry Brown invoked the most stereotypical caricatures of pot smokers on NBC's Meet The Press.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Ukraine stands on the brink of war as Russian forces take control of Crimea and threaten further incursions.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Jack Burkman says "society [is] sliding in the wrong direction" because of openly gay professional athletes.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

American intervention in this brutal war has involved arming the rebels and training people how to kill.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The homophobic hysteria in Uganda heats up as a new law mandates life in prison for those that have had gay sex.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The neoconservatives hate Putin, but social conservatives have sung his praise over his anti-gay policies.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Medical ethics experts say it was inappropriate for Senate candidate Milton Wolf to post the images on Facebook.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The new authorities in the Ukraine are moving fast: They want Viktor Yanukovich in jail over the killing of dozens of protesters.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Brooklyn Nets owner who signed Collins is a political opponent of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bullet from off duty corrections officers' gun ricocheted inside a Florida bar.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The National Security Agency's British partner monitored Internet users who visited the WikiLeaks website.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The band members were released several hours later without being charged of anything.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Samuel Wurzelbacher announced that he had obtained a job at Chrysler.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

John Kerry has praised Egypt's "path to democracy," while Congress passed legislation restoring all aid to the country.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The messages were posted as a way to counter the deep-seated racial fears of some whites — that blacks are inherently dangerous.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Port Authority police officer — a childhood friend of Chris Christie —toured the chaos in Fort Lee with David Wildstein.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Droughts, high temperatures, heavy rain and floods are all sparked by the El Niño weather pattern.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Inside Russia's anti-gay laws, corruption and crackdowns on dissent.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The story has sparked outrage on social media, but the manager is denying the allegations.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tyrone Hayes' research was so threatening to Syngenta that they tracked the biologist and tried to discredit his work.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The MSNBC host, who initially mocked the Bridgegate Scandal, says his friend has become a distraction for GOP governors.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Dargers, a Mormon family with 25 children, praise a federal judge's ruling that strikes down a law that uses cohabitation as a basis for prosecution.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The NSA is using electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, to lock on drone targets, an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent people.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam could make history as the first openly gay National Football League player.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

20 percent of Walmart’s customers use food stamps--and they're feeling the hurt from massive cuts to food stamp programs.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Florida man who wanted to donate money to a Democrat ended up donating to the GOP because of a misleading website.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The right-wing Texas Senator comes in from the cold and rehabilitates himself with establishment GOP politicians.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hillary Clinton has a lot of allies pushing her to run--but top Democrats say all of this maneuvering could be a big mistake.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

YouTube videos have cropped up showing people unsuccesfully trying to melt their snow with lighters.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The New Jersey outrage is making headlines days after dozens of students in Utah had their lunches thrown out over not having enough money on their accounts.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Super Bowl commercial featuring a polyglot America outraged right-wingers—some of whom thought "America the Beautiful" was the national anthem.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Christina Genovese Renna worked for former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Satanic Temple has picked up some support for its effort to build a devil statue in Oklahoma City.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The venture capitalist doubled down on his claim, saying that his World War II veteran friend would understand his comparison between Nazis and income inequality critics.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the attack in Libya during a meeting in New Orleans.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The income-boosting move will only affect contracts signed after the order is delivered.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rafael Cruz issued an apology for the photo going up, says a hacker is to blame.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Anatoly Pakhomov made the comments despite the fact that there are two gay bars in the Winter Olympics host city.

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