Stories by Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is AlterNet's associate managing editor. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Salon, Daily Serving and The Nation. subscribe to Allegra Kirkland's feed

Posted on: Apr 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary reveals how the $770 billion chemical industry is pumping dangerous substances into our lives.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A certain former vice president has some explaining to do.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'We’re the Edward Scissorhands of countries. We want to love but we only know how to hurt.’

Posted on: Apr 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new Pew report predicts what the world’s religious composition will look like in 2050.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

“The fact that you’re accepting government assistance shows you can’t be trusted to make your own decisions.”

Posted on: Apr 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"If any nuclear power is going to destabilize the Middle East, it will continue to be us.”

Posted on: Apr 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary chronicles the abusive conditions faced by undocumented workers at one NYC deli—and their fight to change them.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"I don’t know what fucking planet you think you’re on right now," the officer yelled.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

In a new book, Dr. Julie Holland argues that pharmaceutical companies target women and medicate their emotions.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'April Fools Day is to comedy what St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture.'

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'Okay, you're the caution and sober reflection network,' Stewart joked.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Daily Show host says Dems are trying to “out-race hyperbolize” each other.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Think you’d never pay money for pills containing mustard, houseplants or random psychiatric medications? You may already have.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"You have made us the enemy," teachers write in an open letter to the governor.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The world of college athletics is shockingly exploitative.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A global dating survey is chockfull of interesting tidbits.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A 114-year-old law bars the 4 million U.S. citizens living in the territories from voting.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Hostile architecture prevents society’s unwanted from inhabiting public spaces.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Daily Show host said that Congress gave the Israeli Prime Minister the "longest blowjob a Jewish man has ever received."

Posted on: Mar 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

So-called "smart cities" are being heralded as the way of the future, but they have troubling social and political consequences.

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