Stories by Jan Frel

Jan Frel is AlterNet's editor-at-large and associate publisher.  subscribe to Jan Frel's feed

Posted on: Aug 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's internal policy at <i>The New York Times</i> that reporters don't have to protect bad sources. So why is Judith Miller doing it?

Posted on: Aug 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What do you get with $2.50-a-gallon diesel? Announcements that the rail industry is hiring.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

For once, Bush or Rove or somebody in this administration may get an uppercut that keeps them down on the mat, or at least out for an eight-count.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

After soul-searching about the war in Iraq, the NC congressman made one of the most staggering political about-faces seen in Washington since Bush took office.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Jerome Armstrong of the political blog MyDD discusses how the Internet has changed -- and how it's changing Democratic politics.

Posted on: May 9, 2005, Source: CorpWatch

Every spring, activists and investors attend general meetings to protest and meet with CEOs and corporate boards. The goal is to place their agendas -- on everything from the environment to labor practices -- front and center.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Does peer-to-peer file sharing spell feast or famine for the recording industry?

Posted on: Mar 1, 2005, Source: Personal Democracy Forum

Did a couple of paid bloggers help unseat South Dakota senator and Democratic leader Tom Daschle?

Posted on: Oct 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

John Kerry showed the nation he has practical ways to deal with America&#146;s problems. Meanwhile, Bush dodged all the difficult questions.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Mitch Kapor helped make the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s with the company Lotus, which he founded. Now he wants to start a national dialogue about self-governance in the 21st century and the restoration of our republic.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the second of three debates, Bush sticks to his guns while Kerry reaches out to talk about making America stronger and safer.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

John Edwards managed to counter Dick Cheney&#146;s self-righteous tone in the vice presidential debate by successfully questioning his opponent&#146;s veracity and patriotism.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

John Kerry came across as a mature candidate during the debate, while George Bush squirmed repeatedly at challenges to his record.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

As a young senator, John Kerry spearheaded courageous investigative work on the Contra drug scandals, shedding light on the hypocrisy of the Reagan/Bush administration.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Mark Crispin Miller opens fire on the Bush administration in an interview with AlterNet.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Jim Bovard, a critic with libertarian and conservative leanings, tells us that we won't see anything conservative at the Republican convention in New York.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Discussing fictitious voter blocs like NASCAR dads, the redness or blueness of states, or the electoral scoreboard has helped push our national elections into horse races.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Activists are driving across state lines to counties in Arizona and Nevada to help swing a Democratic victory in November.