Stories by Jan Frel

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Posted on: Oct 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The media gadfly managed to say a pretty wise thing.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Conservative crackup? Schafly and <i>The American Spectator</i> say not to worry.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Nix the first six: A guide to California's November 8 special election.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

From the <i>National Review</i>: "The military is a proven contributor to foreign policy. Why can’t it make the same contributions to domestic policy?"

Posted on: Oct 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Enviro enemy #1 in Congress, found diddling with the Olive Garden.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Here's a juicy e-mail I got from a Hill staffer.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

More creative than anything you'll hear in DC.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Judy Miller went to Scooter Libby asking about the WMD's that never showed up. She should have asked Scott Ritter.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What's it going to take for Joe Biden and Pat Leahy to say the same thing about Iraq? Probably, a Senate majority.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Former CIA agent Larry Johnson covers Italy's role in the Plame scandal.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

That's the question for Ms. Miers.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Britain accuses Iran of killing eight British troops in Iraq. An act of war?

Posted on: Oct 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The progressive animal rights organization has a ruthless approach for getting coverage in the mass media -- with enviable results.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The trade-conscious Representative from Ohio could take on Sen. Mike Dewine.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

You have the right to remain silent, have a fair trial, and have free Wi-Fi.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

An interview with Mark Ames, whose book about rage murders in American schools and workplaces claims these violent acts are, in effect, failed revolts.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Washington Post hides Dreier's promotion-demotion as it attempts to shine light on it.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What did he say?

Posted on: Sep 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In the wake of DeLay's indictment, David Dreier -- one of the three Republicans who moved up in the power chain -- will likely face greater scrutiny from GOP allies for his closeted sexuality.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

When we exit Iraq, we should incite a vicious sectarian civil war to preoccupy the populace with killing each other so as to distract from our own culpability, shouldn't we?

Posted on: Sep 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The EPA is doing everything it can to make radiation OK for Nevadans.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In-depth reporting is 'balanced' by shallow commentary on PBS.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Reading <i>Harper</i>'s Weekly Review teaches a lot about trying to deal with all the news out there: you can't.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The American press is starting to catch on to the what insurgencies are all about.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The New Orleans mayor's outrage was righteous a week ago, but now he's proving potentially as deadly as Katrina itself.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

An EPA whistleblower with all the cred and experience you could hope for says so.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A song says it better than 1,000 words.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

...and kept hitting the snooze button. But not before they took off their gloves and put something back on their fastball.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Ocean's 11 is the closest we'll ever come to a electromagnetic pulse attack, but don't tell it to the contractors who want to defend America from one.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I had a chat with the deceased senator about Katrina -- here's what he said.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What the hell was Donald Rumsfeld doing in New Orleans?

Posted on: Sep 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If you want to see more of Katrina's devastation than the AP is willing to share, check out the pictures its victims have taken.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

New Orleans is no distraction for George Bush -- it's the summation of his failures and bankrupt ideology.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

We've "lost" New Orleans and the fifth-largest port in the world.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It looks like the merger of two big alt-weekly chains is on the cards -- leaving control of 17 papers in the hands of venture capitalists.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The latest perversion of NYC 9/11 reconstruction has $1.6 billion going to a highly profitable financial investor.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

"Mommy, where do troops come from?"<br>"The South, dear."

Posted on: Aug 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

James Kunstler can't figure out why the media are still in Disneyland about oil.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Imagine being one of the suckers in the White House press pool during Bush's five-week vacation.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If the suppressed Abu Ghraib images are more ghastly than the last batch, then yeah, Dick Myers has a point.