Stories by Don Hazen

Don Hazen is the executive editor of AlterNet. subscribe to Don Hazen's feed

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

What should we make of Bono, who uses his immense platform to highlight social justice issues? Is he a hero or a hypocrite?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Recently we asked our readers to rank the most influential progressives. Here are the results.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A year after the President's inauguration, much of the giddiness surrounding Obama has dissipated.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We're eager to hear what you love, and what you might want to change about AlterNet.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The NY Times has just discovered that "douche" is used as an insult in mainstream media. Why do they seem to see the spread of a term derogatory to women as progress?

Posted on: Nov 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Hundreds gather in Albuquerque to celebrate a new dawn of wider acceptance of drug reform, while still feeling a little nervous about the path ahead.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We broke all of our fundraising records. Thank you for showing us you care about strong, independent journalism.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The progressive super stars and the key players who bring you the stories you want.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Armed with the signatures of thousands of Afghan women asking him not to send more troops, Evans told Obama that women must have a seat at the negotiating table.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Protest campaigns urging CNN to dump Dobbs are gathering momentum. Will 'the most trusted name in news' do the right thing?

Posted on: Sep 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Jones' successor at Green for All, took the issue head on yesterday at the Tides Foundation Momentum Conference.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

With Obama the target of hate speech and over 30 death threats a day, the FBI needs to hear that it can't let budget shortfalls get in the way of the president's life.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The truth is, progressives need Van Jones working on the outside providing vision and leadership, not on the inside with his mouth buttoned.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We are in a political crisis moment. The Tides Foundation is bringing together the country's most significant progressives to address our complex political realities.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Pot entrepreneur Richard Lee envisions a professional marijuana industry much like the one that exists in Amsterdam.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

When we helped publicize the link between bilious talk show host Michael Savage and Rockstar energy drink, we got a letter from their lawyers.

Posted on: May 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The founder of the popular Daily Kos site discusses the growing power of the online netroots, and their upending of political gatekeepers.

Posted on: May 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

More than 1,000 people entered AlterNet's "6 Word Challenge" -- it was a tough choice, but we've picked out the best.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes more is less. Like in our new 6-word competition where you can help keep AlterNet kicking and made a cool hundred for yourself.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Mar 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Just about everything is riding on how we navigate this unprecedented moment in history; Obama needs to show he's on the right side.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We can't end the despicable "war on drugs" without an effective media that can mobilize our citizenry and spread the word.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama's latest disturbing move makes him seem more like a bullshit artist than the moral voice we heard when he was a candidate.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What will Obama do, and how could he screw it up, given the fact that pretty much everything is riding on him getting things right the first time?

Posted on: Jan 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

You helped out in a big way, and now we can go back to bringing you kick-ass coverage on this amazing moment in history.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Not knowing its signs can be fatal.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Blacks, Latinos, single women, young voters, union members and gay people elected Obama. How will he represent them in his staff and his policies?

Posted on: Nov 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A recent book reminds us of one of the most inspirational figures in U.S. political history -- what a contrast Abzug is to media darling Sarah Palin.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The hip-hop generation was all about becoming more independent from the Democratic Party -- until Obama came along.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2008, Source: AlterNet

McCain's campaign is throwing in everything but the kitchen sink, but Obama is still in a fabulously good position to get elected.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Who needs the mainstream media's noise machine when you can cut through to the news you need?

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A special message from AlterNet’s executive editor about AlterNet's approach to lies in the campaign.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

By ignoring the needs of single women, Palin may have lit a fire under the country's biggest voting bloc -- one with the power to swing the election.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

There is a remarkable guerrilla war going on, where everything that feminism stands for is being turned on its head.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In a stark contrast to the endless talk and politics, Arianna Huffington launches campaign for more self-awareness at the Democratic Convention.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Progressive stars, celebs, activists and media are pushing the envelope for political relevance during the Democratic convention.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Journalism should be about afflicting the comfortable, and comforting the afflicted. Dowd just afflicts everyone.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A rally outside Fox News headquarters led by Color of Change delivers 620,000 signatures.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

From Bush's oil hoax to the New Yorker's sorry attempt at satire, our Zeitgeist list tracks the progressive issues of the week.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With its one-of-a-kind "Momentum" conference, Tides is tapping the progressive community's brightest minds to tackle the nation's biggest challenges.

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