Stories by Alyssa Figueroa

Alyssa Figueroa is an associate editor at AlterNet. Follow @alyssa_fig subscribe to Alyssa Figueroa's feed

Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Obama on when he learned about IRS targeting conservative groups: "I think it was on Friday."

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

While college students struggle to afford an education, public university presidents are making big bucks.

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why wouldn’t the media want to address Ramsey’s comical yet wise comments about race and its sociological effects?

Posted on: May 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Slot machine losses are taxes on suffering addicts to prevent states from going bust.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street is selling the exact same risky mortgage bundles that crashed the economy in 2008.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

“Not to be into racial profiling...” Matthew warns, before he asks if we can racially profile.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Paid your taxes? Mad that major corporations don’t? Play this game to let off some steam.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Author Peter Gray talks about why children today have such trouble learning.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Parents who receive TANF benefits would see their payments reduced by 30 percent if their children perform poorly in school.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

New reports reveal troubling discoveries about the Sandy Hook shooter.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Regardless of whether people consider themselves lonely, physically being isolated from friends and family comes at a price.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

“It's scary, but what's the difference? Intellectually, I have trouble making a distinction,” he said.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You'd think they'd have more pressing concerns.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Why do we stand by this absurd criminal justice system?

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Gates challenge on how to get people around the world to wear condoms.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Zimmerman compares Trayvon Martin to a black teen who murdered a baby.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new Gallup poll reveals some disturbing findings about Americans' perceptions on drones.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Tony Bennett and Al Sharpton joined a rally in Harlem to demand nationwide gun control legislation.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

She claims that when she went to the principal to complain about the harassment, the principal allegedly replied, “I don’t want a dyke in this school.”

Posted on: Mar 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"This case killed my whole life . . . I've lived years in a cage, stripped down, humiliated."

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

After the RNC held an “autopsy” of the 2012 election, GOP leaders decide to back immigration reform.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013,

"This case killed my whole life … I’ve lived years in a cage, stripped down, humiliated."

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Tweeters were quick to reply to the former Defense Secretary's despicable post.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Now you can let Bush know what's on your mind.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Ohio Attorney General warns that threats will not be tolerated.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Lawn maintenance may come at a price to your health.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

“Bring Rodrigo Home” campaign launches to bring 9-year-old Rodrigo home after his family was denied re-entry into the U.S.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

And he boasts that he’s slept with more than 100 women.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Fox News’ America’s Newsroom aired the name of the underage victim in the Steubenville rape case.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Chicago police officer, who has been sued five times in past, stands trial for his most recent abuse.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Appearing on Sunday morning talk shows this weekend, Boehner and Ryan revealed that their push for spending cuts is all about ideology — not economic collapse.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The “Homes For All!” campaign launched nationwide Wednesday to demand affordable, secure homes.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Passersby explain why they respond the way they do to people asking for help.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Young DREAMers continue to share their stories to push for immigration reform.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

How Arkansas's landlord-tenant law criminalizes the poor.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A glimmer of hope rests on the shoulders of a growing Latino population and innovative labor organizing.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

People may say they want to help the homeless, but their behavior reveals something else.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A shooter has shot and injured at least two people in at Lone Star College near Houston.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new project allows regular folks, not just wealthy investors, to fund renewable energy resources.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A major shift in the TV news environment is now in motion.

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