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 [email protected] 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.