Stories by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart is the author of "Wag the Dog," "The Librarian," and "Fog Facts: Searching for Truth in the Land of Spin." His latest book is Salvation Boulevard. Responses can be sent to subscribe to Larry Beinhart's feed

Posted on: Nov 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If the scheduled spending cuts go into effect, that’s bad. Seriously bad. It wipes out jobs. It hurts people.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We all pay taxes, but not all of us pay federal income taxes.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When you hear about frivolous lawsuits and tort reform, what that really means is taking away your ability to make right a harm that’s been done to you.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

History shows that when spending is cut -- in the name of balancing the budget -- recessions immediately follow.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How has a tiny fraction of the population arranged for their narrowest economic interests to dominate those of the vast majority?

Posted on: Jan 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Countries with wide income inequality are unstable: they have large underclasses, high rates of crime and little opportunity.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We already have low taxes, and all it means is that profits for the wealthy are up.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Imperial occupations have become geometrically more difficult since the Second World War.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"24" helped brainwash Americans to accept the brutal, illegal actions of the Bush administration.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Many people continue to clutch to their belief in God, even though there's no evidence of a higher power. Why?

Posted on: Jan 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Why are we so resistant to raising taxes? It's our nature. Nobody likes to give up their own money for the common good.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We never know 100 percent about anything. There's always an information gap between ourselves and certainty.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Only a lack of belief in God offers the possibility of increasing our understanding of him or her.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Why did faith re-emerge as the driving force in America and in the politics of many Islamic countries?

Posted on: Nov 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The raw truth is that the economy has grown faster when taxes were higher, but how can we explain that phenomenon?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

That tax cuts stimulate the economy is taken as a matter of faith, but the brute facts suggest otherwise.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Palin has helped reveal to the public pit-bull snarl that rouses GOP supporters to cry out, "Traitor!" against Obama, and "Kill him!"

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

It's wrong the way we line up the presidential candidates and cross-examine them about their faith.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Each week, sometimes daily now, we slide by a new economic warning sign, by another wreck that's already off the road.

Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

They buried the truth about the 2000 election, and they're still burying it today.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The condition of the Jews in Iran is a matter of political significance.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The recession of 2001 never ended -- at least not for ordinary Americans.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Fog Facts: The Bush White House calls Iran's President Ahmadinejad a "dictator" when he isn't -- part of scaring the public into thinking preemptive war is a good thing.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The War in Iraq has cost about $453 billion to date. That's pretty hard to grasp. Especially on my income and probably on yours. Let's bring that home and make it a little more understandable.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Fog Facts: How can we expect the man who failed at doing just part of the job -- training Iraqi soldiers -- to succeed now that he has the whole job?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The economy keeps growing, as does the enormous largesse of the wealthy, while the average person makes less than they did when Bush took Office. This is Bush's magic economic formula.

Posted on: May 18, 2006, Source: BuzzFlash

History shows that it was secrecy and incompetence that helped the hijackers get on those planes.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Like Bush's dreams of democracy in Iraq, most of the worst lies in our society find their source in colossal delusion.