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: 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.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Awkward eight-second pause while candidate tries to remember how he voted.