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: May 5, 2010, Source: Killing the Buddha

Glenn Beck's strange TV: Mormon masterpiece theater.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Over 10,000 protesters gathered in New York's financial district to demand financial reform.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

If anything can make you forget 3,500 Republicans chomping reindeer jerky, it's Sarah Palin screaming "Who dat!"

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The world of medicine may finally be ready to catch back up with psychedelic pioneers, whose work was rejected a half-century ago.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

For years, Sallie Mae fed on taxpayers to finance Republican campaigns and private golf courses for their executives. No more.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Tax preparation giants are making a killing on short-term, high-interest, fee-laden loans on tax returns.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Tea Party that worships Sarah Palin and screams for Barack Obama's birth certificate doesn't merit comparison to positive social movements of the 1960s.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Six months after Gateway Pundit forced Jones' White House resignation over a 9/11 petition, Beck revives ridiculous red-baiting act.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2010, Source: Killing the Buddha

Author Mitch Horowitz's new book unleashes America's occult past.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2009, Source: Killing the Buddha

Even by the popsicle-stick standards of its genre, the disaster movie 2012 is so dumb you actually want everyone to die.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Beck described SEIU nurse care as "amazing" after his inflamed appendix was removed.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Bob Grant taught a generation of conservative talkers how to channel white rage, until a listener boycott helped push him off the air. Now he's back.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Father of the Gaia Theory, James Lovelock says we can't stop climate change, but that humanity will continue in some smaller form.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Third Way is drenched in corporate money, tangled in ties to big business and bent on Clintonian triangulation. How dare it call itself progressive?

Posted on: May 22, 2009, Source: Killing the Buddha

My account of a night high on the "Ayahuasca madre" with the Ashaninka tribe deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Understanding FOX News' biggest star.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Who could be against helping veterans, the elderly, youth and the planet? 168 Congressional Republicans and scores of the lunatic fringe.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The tea parties are AstroTurf -- fake grassroots. But there is a real movement growing against corporate greed and government malfeasance.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama has been devoting time to talk about defense spending reform, and has assembled a team to make sure it happens.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Millions of boomers born into the dawn of the largest economic expansion in history are being forced to re-imagine their retirement futures.