Stories by Lauren Kelley

Lauren Kelley is the activism and gender editor at AlterNet and a freelance journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Salon, Time Out New York, the L Magazine, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter. subscribe to Lauren Kelley's feed

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A close look at Romney's past reveals many warning signs -- some even worse than driving with his dog on the roof.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From MSNBC to Fox, the most exciting instances of media figures taking liars and ne'er-do-wells to task.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Nimbyism, racism and classism are fueling neighbors' reactions to a new Panera Cares.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As Stewart notes, "all these guys have to do is show themselves to have a mild familiarity with the English language, and it's considered a win."

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rental companies have long rented cars they know may be unsafe.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While the poor worry about food, "the wealthy have to worry about whether or not their waiter is recording them while they mock half the country."

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Several recent developments that must have Romney and his handlers shaking in their boots.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Even the most savvy shopper could be persuaded by some of these false claims.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As the convention pivoted away from social issues, conservative figures couldn't stop saying weird stuff about rape.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's not just GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. It's practically a party tradition.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A future person reading the newspapers from 2012 would surely conclude that Americans were a bigoted, gun-crazed bunch.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Fining a butcher shop for hanging meat rings in its window? Forcing people to eat McDonald's fries? What is the point of the IOC's rules?

Posted on: Jul 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A number of food chains are owned by far right-wingers who've spent significant money opposing gay rights and abortion rights and funding conservative super-PACs.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We’ve all had reasons to be upset with major companies, many of which have a habit of treating consumers like inconvenient nuisances.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Companies like Oreo have realized that supporting gay rights is good business. The Salvation Army is learning that lesson the hard way.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Millions of Americans continue to be screwed by the banks they helped bail out just a few short years ago. It just isn't right.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Shareholder-activists are taking some of the Occupy movement's messages off the streets and into the corporate spaces where shareholder meetings take place.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Every company uses consumers to sell products, but Urban Outfitters' way of doing so feels especially slimy.

Posted on: May 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The FTC says POM Wonderful has engaged in deceptive advertising. Now the company is doubling down on its false claims.

Posted on: May 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

TED curator Chris Anderson seemed most concerned that "business managers and entrepreneurs would feel insulted" by some remarks about income inequality.