Stories by Allegra Kirkland

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

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Dutch organization Women on Web sends abortion pills to women in countries that restrict or ban the procedure.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for white people and black people?”

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The controversial practice has everyone up in arms, but there are much more pressing housing policies that need to be changed.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Raytheon was recently awarded a huge contract to install all-electronic tolling systems.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An investigation reveals that the Los Angeles Police Department has misclassified hundreds of violent crimes.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

‘Last Week Tonight’ takes on the murky world of predatory lending.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

While current events may suggest otherwise, the Global Peace Index reports that this is "the most peaceful century in human history."

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bob McDonnell and his wife took hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from a wealthy donor in exchange for political favors.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Excessive use of force does not even begin to describe these abuses of power.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Adolescents at the New York City jail are routinely subjected to physical abuse at the hands of guards and other inmates.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tobacco companies are spending huge sums to fight cigarette tax hikes—and lying about their motivations.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's package of bills aimed at improving women's economic circumstances is laughably transparent.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An Orlando grassroots group asked homeless residents to reveal one surprising fact about their lives.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"You get some bombs, and you get some bombs. Everybody gets some bombs!"

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Religion and education are key to understanding the American public's relationships with alcohol and tobacco.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"There is no law! Everyone for themselves! Obamacare is made of people!"

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Erica Sagrans, campaign manager for a new pro-Warren PAC, is behind the 'Ready for Warren' push.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

City Limits editor Jarrett Murphy reflects on Bill de Blasio's first controversy-plagued months in office.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The 33-story tower received approval from the city to have a separate entrance for affordable-housing tenants.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"Funland," an exhibit about the sexual subtext of carnivals, is heavy on nudity but light on substance.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Everytown for Gun Safety’s interactive report highlights alarming trends in U.S. gun violence.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"When your main concern about deposing a tyrant is how it will affect your party's chances in the upcoming midterm elections, that’s not tyranny."

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“An invading force is not generally considered dangerous until it can reach and open its own cereal.”

Posted on: Jul 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

One of the longest-running studies of adult development in history delivers four surprising findings.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Climate Central projects future summer temperatures in 1,001 cities across the US.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Robert Greenwald reflects on the transformation of the media and political landscape since the debut of his 2004 film 'Outfoxed.'

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new messaging service promises to provide confidential online communications. Can we trust it will keep our information safe?

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Fox & Friends offers up groundbreaking advice like "not talking too much" and "keeping your husband happy."

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Consumer Reports surveys customers about the best and worst in American fast food.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Pew Research Center's political typology breaks down the strict divide between red and blue voters.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This map of religious traditions across the United States will surprise you.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These estrogenic chemicals can cause a host of adverse health effects.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Cheney is stooping to a new low: blaming President Obama for the chaos sowed by the Bush administration.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's time to take a more skeptical look at what the NY Times calls the hottest start-up on earth.