Stories by Jan Frel

Jan Frel is AlterNet's editor-at-large and associate publisher. He is the author of Neighbors from Hell: An American Bedtime Story (Feral House, 2015).  subscribe to Jan Frel's feed

Posted on: Sep 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Author Nomi Prins says it's time to stop letting so-called conservatives pull the money right out of our wallets.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bill and Hillary Clinton and the rest of the political class should be shaking in their boots after the Times' Lamont endorsement.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's odd, isn't it, that the Democrats who are out front on getting out of Iraq are Ike Skelton and Jack Murtha?

Posted on: Jul 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A friend running for Congress tells me it has everything to do with 2008, Hillary, AIPAC, and Israel.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

700 a week, 3,000 a month...

Posted on: Jul 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Cold Warriors almost managed to stomp Russia into the ground over the past 15 years, but now the country looms mightily over Asia and Europe once again.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A week before North Korea's missile practice launches, two of the former Clinton administration's top aides called for an attack.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A Nuremberg chief prosecutor says there is a case for trying Bush for the 'supreme crime against humanity, an illegal war of aggression against a sovereign nation.'

Posted on: Jul 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Would you risk seven years in the slammer to make a point?

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The higher the oil prices go, the better the writers are getting at summing up our petro crisis in as few words as possible.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Host Brit Hume takes exception to our article on air conditioning and conservatives.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

There is enough for another Oil Century buried deep in Colorado, but it ain't going to be easy to get out -- unless we nuke it. All in favor, say aye.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Whaddya know, drug and medical supply companies have a habit of making large contributions to charitable foundations run by physicians.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Barack Obama is the latest politician to call me and my antifaith friends out as divisive and harmful for the Democratic cause. Thank God that I know better.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An interesting article makes the case.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

"Americans are far more socially isolated today than they were two decades ago"

Posted on: Jun 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

He says we face “resource-based wars of all kinds."

Posted on: Jun 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The likes of Alexander Cockburn and others have praised Rep. Murtha to the rafters -- but he's no pacifist; just the voice of the Army brass. Give him credence and you'll still have empire.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A transcript of the Pennsylvania Democrat's speech bashing the occupation.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The new media wars will be fought and won by progressives if they focus on the new tools out there.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A country that spends $45.8 million an hour on Iraq can't commit to community farms in urban areas.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

As the fight to save the Internet moves to the Senate, only a dozen so far have made their good intentions clear.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Colossal delusion by Gitmo guards turns a desperate act by three prisoners into a military tactic.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Consultants for the military say hip hop and pop would be better for ratings.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An off-the-record chat went on the record, things were said that shouldn't have been printed...

Posted on: Jun 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

John Tester's victory in Montana offers a great chance for a serious progressive in the Senate; a loss for Marcy Winograd in CA against Dem hawk Jane Harman; Busby comes close in Republican-heavy San Diego in spite of $10 million in GOP cash; <b><i>new</i></b> -- corporations get a county smackdown.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

"Today, you desecrate America's House by using the White House grounds to denigrate part of the American family."

Posted on: Jun 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A life-long war nerd says that Iraqis didn't more than shrug after Haditha, while they are still fuming about the humiliations of Abu Ghraib.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In Nigeria, they didn't just negotiate with a bunch of militants and saboteurs -- they sold them oil rights.

Posted on: May 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Nevermind that .01% of youth abductions in America are conducted by strangers, the feds want to get their claws on the internet.

Posted on: May 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Jim Winkler, head of United Methodist Board of Church and Society with eight million members revs up and calls BS on the "illegal war of aggression" in Iraq.

Posted on: May 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

One of the best English-speaking journalists in Iraq thinks so.

Posted on: May 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A serious look at Fannie Mae will reveal that the federal government has spiralled out of control.

Posted on: May 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Another failed attempt by the neocons to compare Iran to Nazi Germany suggests the public won't stand for another propaganda campaign meant to drum up war fever.

Posted on: May 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Holding military exercises, playing war games, practising riot control, and a bunch of other things we aren't hearing about.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sen. Rick Santorum proves to be the Senate's top money "getter" from lobbyists.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Washed-up curmudgeon John Updike sizes up a fine French novelist and can't contain his jealousy.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The evangelicals. No contest, according to one conservative author.

Posted on: May 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sort of, but the deal on the table will probably deny statehood, and the power that comes with it.

Posted on: May 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In which I make a GOP politician and <i>Slate</i> duel it out for dung heap status & <i>bonus</i> -- a reader rebuts my suggestion that Hillary might give us health care