Stories by Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene subscribe to Alex Pareene's feed

Posted on: Nov 27, 2012, Source: Salon

No matter how the "fiscal cliff" is resolved, "entitlement reform" will still remain Washington's favorite solution.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2012, Source: Salon

Roger Ailes may finally realize that lying is bad for business -- and the GOP.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2012, Source: Salon

Why is a ballot in Ohio worth more than other parts of the country? It's time we lay the electoral college to rest.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2012, Source:

War with Iran. An ultra-conservative Supreme Court. Death to Social Security. Romney could be an epic disaster.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2012, Source: Salon

Pundits appear especially threatened by the New York Times math wiz this election cycle. Why are they so scared?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source:

Why would they exclude the media?

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: Salon

If so, you can't really blame him.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: Salon

Romney's leaked video disaster may end up being a trifle compared to what Ryan did to his candidacy

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: Salon

At UnSkewed Polls, "liberal media bias" is removed from every survey that shows Obama ahead. Guess who wins?

Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: Salon


"I inherited nothing," the millionaire son of a millionaire declares.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: Salon

CNN's president announced last week he's stepping down. Alex Pareene has a few suggestions to save the ailing news network.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012, Source: Salon

Squishy conservative columnist David Brooks wishes someone would explain to the rubes why Bain was a good thing.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: Salon

A poll shows majorities of swing voters, Democrats and even Romney supporters don't admire the rich.

Posted on: May 21, 2012, Source: Salon

It has become an exclusive, expensive elite networking experience. Strip away the hype and you're left with a reasonably good video podcast with delusions of grandeur.

Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: Salon

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon should explain why a megabank that accidentally loses billions is good for the economy.

Posted on: May 6, 2012, Source: Salon

Pundits still haven't figured out how to talk about Romney's Mormon religion. Here's everything you need to know.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012, Source: Salon

Once a promising young magazine writer, the Daily Caller pundit has come to epitomize the worst about right-wing media.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source: Salon

The crumbling of once-great institutions isn't to blame for middle-class decline and anger.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source: Salon

Everything you need to know about Willard Mitt Romney. An excerpt from Salon's new e-book, "The Rude Guide to Mitt"

Posted on: Mar 16, 2012, Source: Salon

After a Goldman Sachs investment banker write an op-ed saying the company was toxic, Mayor Mike Bloomberg visited the firm's HQ to personally cheer them up.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2012, Source: Salon

HBO's "Game Change" presents Palin as simply a bumbling Tina Fey -- and misses the real story of the 2008 campaign.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012, Source: Salon

A libertarian think tank that does some good work could become another well-funded arm of the Koch brothers' explicitly partisan messaging machine.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: Salon

There is plenty for "establishment conservatives" to talk themselves into liking about Mr. Santorum as he takes his Iowa victory lap.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011, Source: Salon

Years ago, a bunch of libertarians decided to act like huge racists to win votes.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source: Salon

Excerpted from Alex Pareene and Salon's 2011 Hack List, here are five of the worst, most predictable and least interesting pundits in America.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source: Salon

Bush's architect attempts to wrest back control of the party from a man simply out to make a buck.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2011, Source: Salon

The weight of the 1 Percent has become intolerable. How can we take our country back? Here's a fresh draft.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2011, Source: Salon

Young people accepted a home mortgage worth of debt before they ever even had a regular income based on phony promises.