Stories by Laura Gottesdiener

Laura Gottesdiener is a freelance journalist and the author of "A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home," forthcoming from Zuccotti Park Press. subscribe to Laura Gottesdiener's feed

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From global warming to obesity, these elected officials have some crazy ideas.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

José Díaz Balart, the television anchor for Telemundo, shares his personal thoughts.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Radical Christian televangelist Pat Robertson with one of his most offensive statements of all time.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Droughts, fires and heat waves have sent the price of hay skyrocketing -- and the temptation to swipe it.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Investigative journalist Dean Starkman explains why the mainstream press is so soft on Wall Street.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The bailed-out insurance giant has backed off after reportedly planning to sue the government for billions.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The company's strategy of domestic outsourcing appears to be crumbling under legal scrutiny.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Yoga could put a small dent in the extreme stress on soldiers, meanwhile there's aggressive proselytizing at key military institutions.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A deeper look at Peter Jourdan's life reveals the complicated interplay between mental illness, criminality and guns.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The US Senate now has twenty women senators.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Investigative project reveals shocking numbers.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Could freshly blended cannabis become the health food craze of 2013?

Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The blasts from a series of these tsunami bombs can create waves up to 33 feet high, which could wipe out small towns or villages along the coast.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From Houston janitors to Chicago teachers, 2012 will be remembered as the year workers played their most powerful card: the strike.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Newly-minted tobacco critic promises to "educate the public," giving Marlboro Reds an A grade.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

16 biggest banks in the world fixing global interest rates -- that's hard to beat.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In Florida, banks who slack on maintaining their properties are getting a taste of their own medicine.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

"Scoring on the first date" takes on a whole new meaning.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Despite breaking the religious prohibition of alcohol, he’s often toed the Mormon political line during his three terms as a U.S. senator.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge wanted to know the ratio of "black people to white people" for an upcoming party--then denied African Americans access.

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