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. She was the recipient of a 2009 Project Censored Award. subscribe to Lindsay Beyerstein's feed

Posted on: Apr 13, 2011, Source: The Media Consortium

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.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2009, Source: Majikthise

We are very close to tasering infants for crying.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2009, Source: Majikthise

An adviser to "interim president" Roberto Micheletti says just agreeing was enough to gain international recognition of the upcoming elections.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009, Source: Majikthise

The "crunchy conservative" admits he has no good reason for his position.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: The Media Consortium

A Congressional Budget Office report suggesting that a robust public option would actually cut the deficit seems to have lit a fire under Speaker Pelosi.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2009, Source: Majikthise

'Spreading democracy' continues to be easier said than done.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009, Source: The Media Consortium

The showdown in the Senate Finance Committee over a public health insurance plan is taking place today. Analysis here, with livestream of the debate.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: Majikthise

Get to it, folks -- innovation requires it.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: Majikthise

The BusBank, a "Tea Party Express" sponsor, will pay millions for its inexcusable disregard for safety.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2009, Source: The Media Consortium

The White House is signaling a willingness to drop the public plan from health-care reform. Progressives turn up the heat.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2009, Source: Majikthise

Another day ...

Posted on: Jul 31, 2009, Source: Majikthise

Something to celebrate?

Posted on: Jul 25, 2009, Source: Majikthise

What happens when you're already in the Foreign Legion when you screw up?

Posted on: Jul 24, 2009, Source: Majikthise

Truly a bizarre, misogynistic attack.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2009, Source: Majikthise

Does the Big Lie still work? We're seeing it in action.

Posted on: May 27, 2009, Source: Media Consortium

Yesterday, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina and the third woman ever nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. But where does she stand on abortion?

Posted on: May 13, 2009, Source: Media Consortium

This week, the White House teamed up with health care industry giants for a two-day PR blitz on health reform.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: Media Consortium

Of all the hurdles facing healthcare reform in 2009, the U.S. Senate is arguably the most formidable.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: Majikthise

It's creepy to see so many Americans are exulting over the fact that the United States military managed to shoot three teenagers.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: Media Consortium

The full implications of the reversal are more complicated than you might suppose.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2009, Source: Media Consortium

Two major nominations on Monday: Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for Secretary of Health and Human Services and Nancy-Ann DeParle for health czar.