Stories by Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein is an investigative journalist in Brooklyn, NY. Her reporting has appeared in Newsweek, Salon, Slate, In These Times and other publications. subscribe to Lindsay Beyerstein's feed

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian

It's easier to ban the fictional character blamed in the Wisconsin stabbings than confront the real causes of violence.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2011, Source: Media Consortium

The financial sector has destroyed $8 worth of wealth for every dollar it earned over the last 5 years.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2011, Source:

U.S. GDP quintupled since the 1980s, but most of the extra wealth has gone to the top 1% of earners.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2011, Source: Media Consortium

The old sense of noblesse oblige among the ultra-rich is giving way to the attitude that if the ultra-rich could do it, everyone else should pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2010, Source:

Congress has always extended benefits when unemployment was over 7.2%. Today's unemployment rate is over 9% and the lame duck session of Congress has so far failed to extend them.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A major investigation reveals the extent of America's vast and heavily privatized military-corporate-intelligence establishment.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: In These Times

Unattractive people are less likely to get hired and promoted and earn less on average. Should discrimination based on looks be outlawed?

Posted on: May 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Last month, we told you about RNC Deputy Finance Director Debbie LeHardy's lavish spending on the RNC's dime. It only took Michael Steele a month to fire her.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

If you wanted to lure a violent anti-health-care nut to a undercover interview, who would you pose as? Looks like the astroturf Americans For Prosperity fit the FBI's bill.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

For one Republican National Committee official, a spin through a trendy clothing boutique racked up hundreds in "office supplies," all billed to party donors. And there's more.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2010, Source: The Media Consortium

In a speech from the White House, President Obama called for Congress to pass health-care reform via reconciliation.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

While the president made a show of listening at the White House health care summit, Republicans played their part as the party of No. Can we have reform now?

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: Media Consortium

The Senate Democrats have already passed their bill, and their only remaining task would be to pass a "fix" through budget reconciliation to make changes.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

One of the men arrested in the plot to bug Sen. Landrieu's phones has ties to the intelligence community -- and an angry penis (according to himself).

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: Majikthise

She's using the oldest negotiating tactic in the book.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2010, Source: Majikthise

Roeder has to prove 4 sketchy arguments.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: The Media Consortium

The Senate bill seems destined to pass. Then the negotiations to merge the House and Senate bills will begin.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: The Media Consortium

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid eviscerated the Senate's health care reform bill on Tuesday.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2009, Source: Majikthise

I am so sick of hearing this straw man argument from liberals.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2009, Source: Majikthise

You can tell a lot by what gets displayed in a case behind lock and key.