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: Nov 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A map published by Stateline highlights the impact of $5 billion in food stamp cuts across the country.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You will soon be able to eat gold in Los Angeles.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Government officials are having difficulty communicating with people in the city of Tacloban, and ports and roads are blocked

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What is wrong with law enforcement in the Southwest?

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The National Nurses United’s relief network has called for volunteers and donations in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Center for Constitutional Rights wants a New York court to vacate their decision removing a judge from a landmark stop and frisk case.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Clinton’s ties to the Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party could spell trouble for a presidential run.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Atheists have built large communal gatherings across the country--sort of like church.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: Los Angeles Review of Books

A new book details the story of how the Central Intelligence Agency worked with New York police to invade the private lives of Muslims.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fox News hosts are wondering why men have to pay the same as women for health care.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A lawsuit alleges that David Eckert was forced to go through invasive and repeated searches of his anus by police and doctors.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Federal officials are looking into whether Paul Ciancia, accused of killing a TSA agent last week, is a right-wing conspiracy theorist.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An independent panel released a report concluding that health professionals participated in the torture of detainees.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Income inequality is worsening nationwide, and nowhere is this more clear than when looking at individual cities.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The letters from health insurance companies don’t mention the health care exchanges customers could look into to get cheaper plans.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Buying products like SodaStream machines helps fuel Israel's control over Palestinians.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The study used eye-tracking technology to demonstrate what men and women look at when seeing a woman.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The hearing convened by Rep. Alan Grayson marked the first time that drone strike victims told their stories to U.S. politicians in an official capacity.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler's comments to fellow Republicans sparked an uproar from his colleagues.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The warnings of social disorder and increased drug abuse have not panned out in California, 17 years after the legalization of medical marijuana.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An 11-year-old was treated for minor injuries as a result of the bite by a police dog.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Nations around the world implement repressive anti-women policies.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Colbert Report's star hilariously mocked a Fox News psychiatrist.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The owners of the animal dispute the police's claims that they were threatened by the dog.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch released detailed reports on drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Richard Trumka's blunt remarks were made Monday to a conference for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The new pope continues to shake up the church.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There’s only one medical marijuana dispensary operating in New Jersey.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez wants access to California prisons to look into isolation units.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Max Blumenthal's new book "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel" details the horrific reality Israel has created for the Palestinian people.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A sex sting goes terribly awry.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The latest documents from Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA is harvesting hundreds of millions of e-mail and instant messaging contacts.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

After allegations of rape were aired, online verbal abuse was routinely directed at the 14-year-old who allegedly suffered sexual assault.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Democratic women are reliably progressive on a range of issues, according to a comprehensive study by Emily's List.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A 2001 court decision crippled the federal government's ability to shut down food plants that are sickening people.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Daily Show’s hilarious coverage of the government shutdown continued last night.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Two police officers shot and killed 43-year-old Jack Roberson on Friday afternoon, and his family is disputing law enforcement's side of the story.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Minnesota Republican also expressed concerns over mosques spreading the Muslim Brotherhood's beliefs--a favorite Islamophobic smear.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Rep. Renee Ellmers' will still collect money from taxpayers as her party continues to force a government shutdown.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Stuart Varney feels a-okay about the government shutdown--because it’s hurting federal workers.

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