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: 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."