Stories by Alex Kane

Alex Kane is former World editor at AlterNet. His work has appeared in Mondoweiss, Salon, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books and more. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane. subscribe to Alex Kane's feed

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The comedian takes a look at the state of "potsylvania" and how Colorado is making money off ganja.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hawks in the Republican and Democratic parties are pining to escalate the Ukraine crisis.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The former Arkansas governor can't quit making headlines when talking about women.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said those who believe global warming isn't real —like many Republicans — don't have a "valid point of view."

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The man who exposed mass surveillance spoke via video in his first public live appearance since fleeing the U.S.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

31 laws were violated by police and officials in this small northern Florida city.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Watchdog group Media Matters has launched a website cataloguing conservative propaganda.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Minnesota state Representative Pat Garofalo placed himself in hot water on Sunday.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Two comedians began interviewing their former sexual partners, and the result is magic.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The joke at Liza Minelli's expense was blasted as offensive.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The famous peace activist was trying to join a delegation.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus, whose work has been widely disputed by his peers, says that's it's prudent for Michigan to retain its ban on gay marriage.

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.

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