Stories by Evan Derkacz

Evan Derkacz, a former AlterNet editor, is managing editor of the forthcoming web magazine on the intersection of religion and politics, Religion Dispatches. subscribe to Evan Derkacz's feed

Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The New York Times-owned daily allowed a deranged right-winger to play fast and loose with the facts in charging Nation columnist Eric Alterman with anti-semitism...again. (Altercation)...

Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. Appeals Court ruled that the New York Times' Judith Miller and Time's Matthew Cooper must testify in the investigation into who leaked Valerie Plame's identity to the media. Time and the Times respond....

Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Soros picked up a chunk of Time Warner (and satellite TV co. Echostar) to add to his ownership in Murdoch's News Corp, while Warren Buffett doubled his Comcast holdings. If you can't beat 'em, buy...

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Democrats, the supposedly dour purveyors of pessimism, are having quite a bit of fun at the expense of Republicans pissed at having to sell the president's bogus social security fantasy. (James Wolcott)...

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Right wing looney toon David "Guns don't kill black people, other blacks do" Horowitz, who's been credited with an assist in the GOP's effort to woo black voters and brand Dems (and Al Franken) racists,...

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The next Defense Secretary? (DC Media Girl)...

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Is any Republican statement so dumb that tough-guy Tim Russert will challenge it? Certainly not this Rumsfeld two-step...(Daily Howler)...

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Tim Karr gives an overview of the Eason Jordan story calling the hunting down of journalists on the net, "the new bloodsport." (MediaCitizen)...

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What did the Times do after it was scooped by bloggers on the Eason Jordan story? Attack the blog world. (Buzzmachine)...

Posted on: Feb 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

An interview with Amy Goodman, host of <i>Democracy Now!</i> &#151; the only &#147;daily, grassroots, un-embedded, international, independent news hour&#148; in America today.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

mericaBlog posted a tantalizingly noir-ish hint of what's to come in his Gannon expose on Monday. There's no telling what bizarre direction this story'll take...(AmericaBlog)...

Posted on: Feb 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It won't be reported this way in the corporate media but the Bush-backed Iraqiya party -- headed by interim PM Allawi -- only took the bronze...(Informed Comment)...

Posted on: Feb 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The 2005 numbers are in. And what do you get for a $300 tax cut and an ill-conceived and brainlessly executed war? Cuts in drug prevention programs, dropout prevention programs, hydropower, Rural fire assistance, veterans...

Posted on: Feb 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Rigorous Intuition has a lightbulb moment upon hearing of the Jeff Gannon/James Guckert story and its ties to gay prostitution...there was a brief moment when it looked like the first Bush administration had a gay...

Posted on: Feb 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

That so few major establishment papers have latched on to the unfolding Manchurian Beefcake story helps explain why major establishment newspapers are losing readers in droves, unable to spot a juicy scandal when it's doing...

Posted on: Feb 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Your comprehensive source for all things Gannon......

Posted on: Feb 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Is the right-wing Free Republic website being used to "launder rumors" so that damaging lies aren't associated with high-profile Republicans? Is this a sign of things to come? (World O'Crap)...

Posted on: Feb 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Fox News anchor Brit Hume's deliberate distortion of FDR's words on Social Security are worse than Rathergate. He should resign: (Air America)...

Posted on: Feb 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Ted Rall: "We're already at war with Iran..." (Smirking Chimp) and: The "Defense Department was regularly updating its war plans for various regions, and that process included Iran. (AFP)...

Posted on: Feb 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

New findings from 9/11 report reveal earlier warnings to the FAA about as explicit as Condi's "bin Laden determined to strike US" PDB: (Oliver Willis)...

Posted on: Jan 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Media reformers look to the future as Powell leaves his post.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Owned by Bush-backers, an emboldened Sinclair Broadcasting is pushing forward with its right-wing agenda. It's time to push back.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Nov. 2 wasn't a wash for progressive causes. Anti-war senators won by landslides, polluters were voted out of office and progressive initiatives on the minimum wage, education, and drug policy won in states that Bush dominated.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The ethically challenged Texan House Majority Leader has represented his district of Sugarland for 10 terms. It doesn't look like the people want him back for an 11th.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The painful stories and pictures of some of the 16,000 American soldiers &#8211; like Cpl. Tyson Johnson &#8211; wounded in Iraq might move Americans to action. Maybe that's why we don't see them in the mainstream media.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Thirsty for the trappings of corporate power? For the Yes Men, all it takes is a suit and a laser pointer.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Rappers and poets unleashed eloquent and audacious rhymes at the Slam Bush party in Soho, New York.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Braving bad weather and a long bus ride, volunteers fan out through a swing state's suburbs, knocking on thousands of doors to talk to voters &#8211; and get a surprise visit from Howard Dean.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Will George Bush come clean about his youthful profligate ways?

Posted on: Sep 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Wealth inequality, wrongful death on 9/11, Ashcroft's attack on human rights laws, science snuffed, and more: these are the stories that didn't get the play they deserved this year.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The latest: Evan strikes out badly when he tries to get passes for the convention from the delegates.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Arrests, agent provocateurs, and a wide mix of protesting hit New York's Herald Square.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Believers in the Second Amendment aren't necessarily believers in a second term for Bush.

Posted on: May 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Ralph Nader keeps claiming he will take more votes away from Bush than from Kerry. Now comes a study of polls which puts the lie to that assertion.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

WireTap Magazine's new book creates a bridge between the daily lives of youth and the act of voting.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The assassination of Hamas' spiritual leader has unleashed the potential for violent chaos that could threaten not only Israel, but also the United States.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If the giant cable company succeeds in its plan to take over Disney, it will become the nation's single largest media conglomerate.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet

An outrageous tax loophole actually incentivizes the purchase of gas-guzzling SUVs -- and it has just been increased 300 percent.