Stories by Allison Kilkenny

Allison Kilkenny co-hosts Citizen Radio, an alternative political radio show. Her work has appeared in the American Prospect, the LA Times, In These Times, and Truthout. subscribe to Allison Kilkenny's feed

Posted on: May 19, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Three months might seem like a light sentence. But Occupy was suppressed by the heavy hand of police.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source:

Like a lot of soldiers, Pvt. Steven Dale Green's heinous acts in Iraq led him to PTSD and suicide.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Developers and investors got rich on a project that destroyed the homes of thousands of Chicago's poorest black residents.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2009, Source: True/Slant

Warren refuses to reject the radical ideas of Martin Ssempa, a rabidly anti-choice and anti-gay Ugandan pastor who has visited to his Saddleback Church.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: True/Slant

T.A. Frank, a think tank lackey, has a solution to America's housing problem: Ship all the poor black and Hispanic people to abandoned McMansions.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: True/Slant

Half of America wants to see 'President Huck' in 2012. Because of him and conservative Democrats, women have a tough fight ahead.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: True/Slant

There's a disconnect between official economic figures like GDP, "third quarter growth," and average citizens' lives.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: True/Slant

The door will be left open for future abuses as long as the U.S. skirts the issue.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source: True/Slant

What can this teach us about U.S. foreign policy? Quite a lot, actually.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009, Source: True/Slant

The difference between protesting "Obamacare" and protesting Bush's wars is simple: Bush was acting illegally; Obama is pushing for universal health care.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: True/Slant

A media consumed with tracking Obama's popularity has failed to educate the American citizenry about the key elements of the debate.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: True/Slant

Serious reform doesn’t mean capitulating to the private healthcare industry, and then Obama calling it “the public option.”

Posted on: Sep 7, 2009, Source: True/Slant

Baucus refuses to support the public option even though a majority of his constituents say they support it.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2009, Source: True/Slant

Total withdrawal dates and single-payer healthcare were never seriously part of the agenda. They were nice, empty promises, made to get elected.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: True/Slant

The <i>New York Times</i> has apparently failed to learn the most basic lessons from the global financial disaster.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source: True/Slant

"To quote Bill Maher," Sedaris said in an online chat, "I haven't seen this many pissed off old white people since they canceled 'Murder She Wrote.'"

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: True/Slant

The U.S. and India had a much easier time negotiating a multi-billion dollar arms deal than an agreement to protect the environment.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: True/Slant

All justices rely on their past experiences, ideologies, biases, prejudices, and yes -- the most dreaded of human qualities -- empathy.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: True/Slant

Americans express outrage and solidarity on behalf of the people of Iran; meanwhile innocent people die every day with our tax dollars.