Stories by Brad Reed

Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No!. subscribe to Brad Reed's feed

Posted on: Jan 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The party that loves to talk about Jesus has been defying His Word this season.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The GOP's "anyone but Romney" strategy has backfired.

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Most of the GOP favorites have certain critical flaws that could cripple their chances of winning over the Limbaugh-Fox News-Malkin axis of the GOP base.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Take Lisa Simpson and combine her with Gordon Gekko and the obnoxious child-android from “Small Wonder,” and you get the perfect Rand hero.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Much ink has been spilled about the Koch brothers. But there are plenty of other wealthy right-wingers promoting dangerous policies.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

From candy cereals to dead pigs piled onto biscuits, Americans start their days with some deadly concoctions.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Led by Futurist Roy Kurzweil, "Transhumanism," promotes the adoption of technologies that will eventually help “humans transcend biology."

Posted on: Jun 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

One after the other, GOPers and conservatives are taking the side of the British company destroying our gulf.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We can't trust Obama to forge an effective financial bill. But we don’t have to live in despair, because we have an alternative to the Obama-Dodd-Frank approach.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Goldman Sachs is being sued by the government for allegedly defrauding its investors. Confused? Here's some plain talk about a mega rip-off.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A strategy for winning the next round of the finance debate sets up the progressive case for real reform, for the next time the bankers wreck our economy.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: Sadly, No!

No, voters aren't moved by "bipartisanship."

Posted on: Jan 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

From ab belts to Taco Bell diets, here are some of the dumbest -- and unhealthiest -- things people do to lose weight.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2010, Source: Commonweal Institute

Merely being better than Bush is not how you get a good grade.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Once upon a time, some brave scientists had a noble dream of ridding food of nutrients. That dream is closer to reality than ever.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2009, Source: Sadly, No!

War isn't a matter of national security for the neocon.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2009, Source: Sadly, No!

Really, it's their defining trait.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: Commonweal Institute

The Fox News shock jock weaves a tale of wealthy elites who are victims of tyrannical government hell-bent on taking their hard-earned money.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A hilarious look at conservative thought in the Obama era.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: Sadly, No!

A vision of things to come?

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Special interests have always worked to kill national health plans -- from the progressives' proposals during the Wilson era to Clinton's failed reforms in the 1990s.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Because it was created by Dr. Frankenstein and Satan? Actually, the truth is far less comforting.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: Sadly, No!

But according to Megan McCardle's Glibertarian readers, they're losers!

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

One of AlterNet's most popular articles of 2009: Some of America’s favorite chains offer some thoroughly repellent dishes.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2009, Source: Sadly, No!

You'd think there'd be someone on the right with something interesting to say.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2009, Source: Sadly, No!

Some things need to be read to be believed.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

From Clarence Thomas to Mark Sanford, the definitive guide to randy Republicans

Posted on: May 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A fringe brand of libertarians have been planning to escape the iron fist of democracy by founding a new country in the middle of the ocean.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The corporate media's coverage of the administration's bank rescue plan comforts the comfortable.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The new Treasury secretary's bailout could waste hundreds of billions of dollars and still not fix the financial sector.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

From rejecting diplomacy to abusing prisoners to disdaining Europe, "Red Dawn" offers a blueprint for the Bush years.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

How Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber and other stupid stunts did not win the election for McCain.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Shameless tricks that date back to the Nixon days of "ratfucking."

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As the storm bears down on the Gulf Coast, the Republicans see an opportunity to help salvage their brand.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

From birth certificates to Bernie Mac, a look at the goofiest attacks against the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A shorter version of our long national nightmare.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

This country can't afford to have another election decided by the idea that a member of the ruling class is "genuine" and others are "elitist."

Posted on: Jan 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The welfare-wingnut king has decided that fascism is a phenomenon of the left.