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: 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.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Muhammad Tanvir refused to spy on his Pakistani community, so he remains on the no-fly list, preventing him from seeing his ailing mother.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Daily Show gives a reason to laugh about the government shutdown: Fox News' insane way of reporting on it.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The eight-year-old's mother is now threatening to take the school to court for its suspension of her son.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The main message of the Daily Show last night: the Republican Party is utterly insane.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Low-wage workers are now worrying about whether companies will cut hours to avoid the Obamacare employer mandate.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The spending on jails in New York City is nearly equivalent to the cost of attending an Ivy League university.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

51-year-old Rodney Duve shot and killed a customer trying to steal beer in the doorway.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The New York Times columnist writes that a government shutdown could harm an American economy still reeling from recession.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Will the new Iranian president's diplomatic opening survive the onslaught from detractors like Israel, Saudi Arabia and members of the U.S. Congress?

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff blasted the U.S.’s global spying empire in a UN address yesterday.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Jorge Sosa, a former member of the Guatemalan army, could have his American citizenship stripped and faces years in jail for allegedly lying on his naturalization application.

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