Stories by Don Hazen

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Posted on: Jan 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The battle for the “soul of the Democratic Party” has begun, with the opening skirmishes over Howard Dean and reproductive rights.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Howard Dean discusses what he learned from his grassroots campaign - and how, no matter how painful it is, change must happen in the Democratic Party.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

This is no time for cheerleading and playing what-if. It’s time to accept some political reality and rethink the way we engage in our politics.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Sean Penn, Peter Coyote and others hit the pavement in search of the undecided voters — and find some.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Early voting is underway in Nevada, and Kerry is ahead by 7,000 votes. But there's a lot more at play in the Silver State.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Celebrities – including Marisa Tomei, Gina Gershon and Daphne Zuniga – describe their get-out-the-vote strategies for Battleground Ohio at an L.A. fundraiser, and Elvis Costello rocks.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Angry citizens are hitting the right-wing broadcasting company where it hurts – in the wallet.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Amid debate hoopla, campaigns and supporters are making a final push for Nov. 2 – and some of it smells rather fishy.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Iraq speech put an end to the pointless handwringing of Democrats and marked the rebirth of a newly energized John Kerry.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In this introduction to George Lakoff’s new book, we meet the master of the art and science of political framing.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The NYPD protester strategy on Tuesday was akin to the U.S. military's display of overwhelming and sometimes unnecessary force in Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

It was a banner day for a few hearty activists who happen to be crack climbers.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet

"New Yorkers, Full of Piss and Vinegar, Don't Fall for Media Scare Tactics"

Posted on: Aug 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

New York City is abuzz with talk of the Republican convention – not about what will happen inside with the delegates, but what might happen outside with the protestors.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Alternet's executive editor's ongoing coverage of news, anecdotes and gossip at the Democratic convention in Boston.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2004, Source: AlterNet

It's time the Fox News Channel stopped using its ridiculously inaccurate "Fair and Balanced" slogan. AlterNet has filed a legal challenge to that trademark and joined a campaign against Rupert Murdoch's partisan network.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Recent political dynamics and voter mobilization efforts give a positive outlook for Democrats in New Mexico in 2004.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Young talent raises dough for an election push at one party in New York, while High Times magazine goes activist at another.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A review of Robert Greenwald's new documentary investigating the Fox News Channel.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In Santa Fe, the Dan Rather of Spanish TV holds forth on his assertion that Hispanics will decide this year's election.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A brand new, ambitious campaign aims to mobilize millions of new voters with a simple message.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Jun 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

At the Take Back America Conference, progressive leaders feel their oats, uniting to focus on the election while keeping the longer-term goal of social reform within sight.

Posted on: May 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A new crop of hip-hop activists -- and some old, familiar faces -- are taking their message to the kids. From malls to hair salons to hip-hop clubs to a national convention in Newark, NJ -- the electoral energy is mounting.

Posted on: May 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The simple surfer from Santa Barbara is also a sharp critic of the Bush administration who sees truth telling as a civic responsibility.

Posted on: May 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In a fundraiser for Progressive Majority, leading lights rally around the idea of electing the next generation of America's progressive leaders.

Posted on: May 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In a unique political moment for progressives, Howard Dean electrifies an awards dinner honoring Tom Hayden in Los Angeles.

Posted on: May 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Linguistic expert George Lakoff considers how John Kerry can hone his message more effectively as he struggles to find a defining theme.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Tom Hayden has consistently been at the forefront of efforts to expand democracy, civil rights, economic justice, peace, global human rights and environmental protection.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Tim Robbins' satirical anti-war play portrays media madness during an invasion of the fictional country, Gomorrah -- which sure looks a lot like Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

When President Bush said he was a uniter, he was right -- he has united people across America to take their country back, and MoveOn is leading the charge.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Millions of Americans want George Bush out of the White House so badly they can taste it. They have reason to feel upbeat about the prospect of regime change.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Drudge Report's sleazy allegation about John Kerry is the first 'bomb' to rock the Democratic presidential campaign -- but it won't be the last.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Viciously attacking his character, the Democrats and pundits of the Anybody But Dean Party are behaving as if they prefer a Bush re-election to a victory by the candidate who has captured the deep, broad energy of the Anybody But Bush Again movement.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet does an end-run around the media by facilitating thousands of house parties to build an audience for a powerful new film.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Voting security irregularities have put the populace on edge. The solution? Push hard on reform opportunities now, and don't stay home on Election Day.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Voting fairness is a crucial issue for all of us working for change. We must push hard on the reform opportunities now in front of us.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If Gray Davis is recalled, Arianna and Arnold could go head to head for the California governorship this fall.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2003, Source: AlterNet and Howard Dean are riding parallel waves of success -- and they are changing the ground rules of presidential politics at the same time.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

MoveOn's online presidential primary is a terrific idea – but perhaps we need a MoveOn-sponsored debate before we're ready to vote?