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: 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.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A struggle for power within one of the nation's most powerful unions, UNITE HERE, has devolved into all-out civil war.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2009, Source: Media Consortium

Czar 44, Czar 44, where are you?

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: Media Consortium

A look at reactions to Bristol Palin's statement on Fox News that abstinence doesn't work.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2009, Source: RH Reality Check

In an effort to court Republicans, Obama is trying to strip from the stimulus package a plan to extend birth control coverage under Medicaid.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2008, Source: The Media Consortium

That's right: Conservatives are terrified that a new system would be so good we would never want to get rid of it.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2008, Source: The Media Consortium

A compilation of the progressive media's health care coverage.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2008, Source: The Media Consortium

Your weekly guide to the progressive media's best reporting on health and health care.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A new book by the award-winning photojournalist Nina Berman probes how the U.S. homeland security apparatus stokes fantasies about war.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2008, Source: The Media Consortium

A roundup of this week's best independent, progressive reporting on health.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: Majikthise

Stevens currently holds a tiny lead, but there are quite a large number of ballots yet to be counted.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

This is probably not the best sign for democracy.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

A Sarah Palin supporter pulled a loaded handgun while leaving a campaign rally in Colorado on Monday.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

BNF released a new short film yesterday debunking the McCain campaign's smears against ACORN.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

These faux debates are bad for democracy.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Talk about bad taste.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

So much for the myth of the ravening liberal media elite bent of the destruction of plucky Sarah Palin.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

News that Wasilla charged rape victims for forensic work has hit the mainstream. But the practice is more common than we think.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Palin's Email Hacker a university student in Tennessee?

Posted on: Sep 18, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

He's right.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

It's time for the McCain campaign to grow up and lay off the hazing.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

McCain promises to slash earmarks and save us money. But earmarks are a tiny fraction of the federal budget -- less than 1 percent in 2008.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

What's the big deal? It was only one.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Cops detained hundreds demonstrators on the final night of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

"I observed a lot of instigation and escalation of violence [on the part of the police]," Flemming said.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

It should be stressed that this wasn't a loud boisterous march like Monday's, but just a crowd of 100 people walking calmly down the street.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The most common charges included obstruction, unlawful assembly, conspiracy to riot, and rioting.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

Abuse of "probable cause holds" shows the importance of habeus corpus protections.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

"You figure this would be going on in South Africa, or Russia, not in St. Paul."

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source: Firedoglake

The entire U.S. is supposed to be a free speech zone, isn't it?

Posted on: Aug 7, 2008, Source: Majikthise

There are different views on the particulars.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2008, Source: Majikthise

The source's account seems plausible in light of the Bush administration's extensive record of public deception.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2008, Source: Majikthise

John McCain's Obama tire gauge joke falls flat.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: Majikthise

A private intelligence outfit is attempting to recruit journalists around the world.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: Majikthise

The firm was recently given another fat contract as a reward for its excellent performance.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008, Source: Majikthise

Boys have long led girls in math scores, but that's no longer the case.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: Majikthise

Robert Novak struck a man in the street this morning while driving his black corvette convertible to work.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2008, Source: Majikthise

Rove is spearheading the $500 million "partisan institute and think tank."

Posted on: Jul 14, 2008, Source: Majikthise

Lobbyist Stephen P. Payne, a new rising star of pay-to-play politics, makes Jack Abramoff look like a piker.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: Raw Story

Alabama US Attorney denies any involvement in university editor's termination.