Stories by Lynn Stuart Parramore

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore. subscribe to Lynn Stuart Parramore's feed

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Let’s call this Conservative Chaos Theory. Without hypocrisy, the conservative mind would explode from the sheer force of its eternal contradictions.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Democracy is getting a black eye this election season from brazen CEOs. Is it legal?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If promotion eludes you, a new study suggests cranking up your flirt-ometer.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Frenchman's fantasy of freedom misses le point.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This is what plutocracy looks like.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Armed with “zombies” and “botnets”, invisible cyber hooligans are said to have designs on your account.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How did a happy civil union end in a homophobic kidnapping horror?

Posted on: Oct 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Muslim faith is inextricably woven into the fabric of American history.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Raiders of Your Lost Retirement are busy laying plans in Washington. Will Obama help them if re-elected?

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Far from the respectable businessman he claims to be, Romney has long engaged in horrific practices that mock American values.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Everyone is freaking out about Obama's debate performance. But the President did what anybody paying close attention would have known he would do. He played it safe.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Three cheers for America’s innovative capitalists, who are leading the world in sh*t.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The "Meet the Press" host focused on controversy rather than issues and set off a Twitter firestorm.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Just what New York's poorest borough needs: a fancy golf course plopped over over a methane-plagued landfill and named for an asshole.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The bulk of America’s superwealthy refuse to pull their weight and kill opportunity for the rest. And they want your thanks!

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rampant financial trickery distorts markets and potentially threatens the entire economy.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Leave it to Newt to see opportunity in the foulest political morass.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The United Nations will be today's vehicle for the presidential campaign.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Hanna Rosin’s new book "The End of Men" bears tidings of a gender apocalypse.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Can the ideology of capitalism bend to a stronger ideology of justice and love?

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In 2008, John McCain's suspension of his campaign for the financial crisis was seen as a political ploy. Romney may suffer the same fate for trying to score political points in the wake of tragedy.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Men may have finally broken the style barrier.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Sep 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

But after sensational speeches from the first lady and Bill Clinton, the president's speech was something of a letdown.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Sep 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

He may have unleashed the destructive force of Wall Street, but Bubbah's charm is a force unto itself, and if anyone can whip up the crowd in Charlotte, he's the man.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Peter Pan of American conservatism is bursting with immature, half-baked ideas for the country.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A native explains how the people of North Carolina have been giving hell to fatcats for over 300 years.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From the Wandering Uterus to the Toothed Vagina, myths and misapprehensions about the female body have plagued us through the ages.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Congressman Ryan's stock trades deserve the closest scrutiny. So why is he getting a pass from the media?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Team Romney wants you to believe Ryan didn’t really profit from privileged information. Don’t buy it.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Unemployment fears are now following us into the bedroom.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Keep talking, Ann. The little people are all ears.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

For young people facing a tough job market, the chances of tragedies increase: suicide rates spike, as does the incidence of violence

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Aggressive marketing and paid promotion by doctors like Drew Pinsky obscure medication risks and can lead to human tragedy.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The symbol of capitalism was lately a vampire. Enter the CEO with nipple clamps.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Big Pharma gets a Big Fine. Will it be enough to prevent future criminal behavior?