Stories by Alexander Zaitchik

Alexander Zaitchik is a freelance journalist. His latest book, The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America, is published by Hot Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. subscribe to Alexander Zaitchik's feed

Posted on: Jul 3, 2017, Source: The American Prospect

It’s done it before when public interest trumps patents.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2016, Source: Hot Books

Meet the ex-miner who struck a grass-roots environmental campaign to save his community from coal pollution, doesn't like the wall... and is still for Trump.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

The radical right has to be considered a strong contender for the title of modern conspiracy champion.

Posted on: May 5, 2013, Source: Salon

Local officials and enviros are making plans for a post-global warming America. And so are profit-seeking businesses.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2012, Source: Media Matters

The ultimate return sought by ALEC is nothing less than the rollback of the state and the establishment of unfettered corporate rule.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

The "global gun grab" that isn't.

Posted on: May 15, 2012, Source: American Independent News Network

New York’s marijuana arrests, says a growing chorus of critics, are a prime example of how the nation’s drug laws disproportionately impact black and Latino communities.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

In recent years, the NRA's leadership has expertly cultivated a very profitable hatred and paranoia among its membership.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Students at ultra-right Harding University planned a conference on poverty, but school administrators had other ideas.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

Around the U.S., state legislators are proposing laws influenced by radical-right ideas. Most are flatly unconstitutional.

Posted on: May 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Hitchens underwent waterboarding to experience the torture of terror suspects -- now dying of cancer, he could help the cause of psychedelic research with a dose of psilocybin.

Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Andrew Breitbart serves up thin gruel in his clownish memoir-manifesto, "Righteous Indignation."

Posted on: Mar 22, 2011, Source: SPLC Intelligence Report

With the rise of the right, the National Center for Constitutional Studies' bizarre version of U.S. history is gaining adherents.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An interview with co-founder of the Yippies and legendary satirist Krassner on his new book and his recent forays into journalism and activism.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Has Beck gone too far even for Fox News and his conservative viewers?

Posted on: Sep 10, 2010, Source: SPLC's Hate Watch

Robert Rodriguez's new film is madcap Mexploitation, but the paranoid crowd sees propaganda for the coming "race war."

Posted on: Aug 24, 2010, Source: SPLC's Hate Watch

Despite his lame efforts to try to capitalize on the MLK legacy at an upcoming DC rally, Glenn Beck cannot hide his deep-seated racism.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2010, Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

The American radical right has to be considered a strong contender for the title of modern conspiracy champion.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

From accounts of prison life to tales of drug smuggling, the Wikileaks memos bring the Afghan war home.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Beck is making a grotesque attempt to co-opt the legacy of MLK. "We will reclaim the civil rights moment. We are on the right side of history."