Stories by Alexander Zaitchik

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Posted on: Jan 2, 2016, Source: Van Winkle's

The problem is, the growing number of homeless in this country — more than 600,000 on any given night — often have nowhere else to go.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2015, Source: Van Winkle's

Chevrolets aren’t the only things from the 1950s Cubans are still using.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2015, Source: TakePart

20 years after the government turned over a vast forest to indigenous people, illegal logging and poverty are plummeting.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015, Source: TakePart

Estimates of the wages pilfered from construction workers after Hurricane Katrina run to the tens of millions of dollars.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A documentary that never aired in the U.S. theorizes that the Pan Am 103 bombing was an Iranian revenge hit.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America

A day spent at the Gun Rights Policy Conference exposed a fundamentalist mindset.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America

The Heartland Institute brings some much-needed comedic relief to the hot desert strip.

Posted on: May 5, 2014, Source: Salon

Stop calling this TV's golden age. It's still the Idiot Box, even if you like "Girls," Jon Stewart and "The Wire."

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: Media Matters

Gathering at Barry Goldwater's hometown epitomized conservative failure to accept the cultural and racial complexion of the country.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: Media Matters

The rumble from the range is audible even at the far end of the event's 900-table vendors hall.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Media Matters

An inside look at an influential meeting of leading pro-gun minds.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2013, Source: Media Matters

The right-wing showman launches American Dream Labs with a lunar spectacle in Salt Lake, says he wants to be the next Walt Disney.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2013, Source: Media Matters

No major broadcast network has made even passing mention of a treaty that curtails trafficking to war-torn nations.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: Media Matters for America

Meet the dark money groups distributing John Stossel materials to American students.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: Salon

Ecuadorian officials want to sell gold-laden land to China, but not without a fight from the legendary Shuar tribe.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The author of "Big Dead Place" cut his own life short, but left behind a gripping personal story.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2012, Source: Salon

Silencers could give the next Adam Lanza even more time to kill -- but to the NRA, it's got to be protected.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source: Media Matters

A review of the self-described jerk and wannabe funnyman's new book, "The Joy Of Hate."

Posted on: Dec 2, 2012, Source: Salon

New clues and a powerful Wall St. skeptic challenge the official story of a CIA financier's brutal murder.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: Media Matters

Discovery is chasing the lowest common ratings denominator by pandering to survivalist gun nuts.