Stories by Matthew Wheeland

Matthew Wheeland is a former editor at AlterNet. He is currently managing editor at and lives in Berkeley, Calif. subscribe to Matthew Wheeland's feed

Posted on: Jan 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

An interview with author Michele Simon, whose latest book covers the ruthless manner in which corporate giants market junk foods to boost their profit margin.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The government's newest plan in data-mining aims to dig up information about you and your friends.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Even with Zarqawi gone, Mr. 36 percent is still in trouble at home...

Posted on: Jun 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's almost as if your life depends on it...

Posted on: May 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The author of a new book about hitchhiking says all the myths about the dangers of thumbing it are just part of our culture of fear.

Posted on: May 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's not so much a lecture, as the Times would have it, but more a sermon.

Posted on: May 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Another scandal-plagued Republican hits the road.

Posted on: May 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

As big as everyone expected these protests to be, they turned out to be even bigger.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Is the planet doomed, or are we saved? Depends who you ask.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Resignations "rock" the White House.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

...who are your eco-heroes?

Posted on: Apr 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

... no matter what the cost.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

This weekend, Chicago becomes a hotspot for the debate on biotechnology.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives may dominate talk radio, but the left owns our nation's chests.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Does George Will's column yesterday signify a desperate response to the momentum to fight global warming?

Posted on: Mar 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Saturday is the day to highlight our absurd addiction to oil.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new survey shows that maybe we have, for both better and worse.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

At long last, could it be that American drivers are realizing that size matters?

Posted on: Mar 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Here's a good one: It's packaged with a poison intended to disguise the fact that it's old and/or spoiled.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's like the Dixie Chicks, part two, but this time, Bush loses.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Thomas Kinkade may be considerably less wholesome -- in both his business and personal dealings -- than his art would suggest.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Put some pants on!

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Big surprise: turns out the president lied -- repeatedly -- when he said no one predicted it.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Eight lucky meatpackers are meatpackers no longer.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

… and it's not a pretty story.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

At which time Harry Whittington apologized to the veep and his family. Come again?

Posted on: Feb 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The history of American elections is not pretty: Voting irregularities have been widespread since long before Bush v. Gore, but now is the time to reverse course.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

An Iranian newspaper leaps into the fray, saying their Holocaust cartoons will test the West's embrace of freedom of expression.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The record-breaking profits recently announced by ExxonMobil and Chevron come hand-in-glove with exceptionally -- and artifically -- high energy prices.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The makers of Teflon seem to be defensive about something…

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Congressional staffers are using Wikipedia to attack and revile their bosses' opponents.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The new documentary 'The Real Dirt on Farmer John' offers a wonderfully eccentric look at the past and future of the family farm.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A smattering of interesting news items today, including the Vatican's stance on intelligent design, drunken animals, an end to the chili-finger case, and bin Laden's truce offer.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

And the 'culture of life' is no doubt up in arms…

Posted on: Jan 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The environmental group's new television series dishes the dirt on what happened to rescue workers after Ground Zero.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

... Because of a new EPA policy

Posted on: Jan 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The government agency in charge of mine safety has been weakened by the GOP's business-friendly (and people-hostile) politics.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Of the many political words and phrases repeated <i>ad nauseam</i> last year, here are a select few that deserve to be banished from the lexicon.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

This time, one of the funniest shows of all time may be resurrected.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new trend in the offing: pictures and text about the "unicorns of the sea."