Stories by Matthew Wheeland

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Posted on: Dec 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new hack of Google Maps lays out which way your neighborhood's political dollars are flowing.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

...When, if ever, will the U.S. follow suit?

Posted on: Dec 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Not paying part of your phone bill is a valid and increasingly popular way to protest our government's appetite for war.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Apparently miffed at losing the option to capitalize on the reconstruction of New Orleans, the telecom giant lashes out.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The lengths to which we are going to fill our gas tanks are shocking and often ludicrous. If only it was a dying trend.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The plan will spur the city's recovery and speed responses to future disasters.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The <i>Post</i> has proof that, contrary to their testimony last week, four oil chiefs took part in Cheney's 2001 Energy Task Force.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Another brilliant idea to undermine the Constitution's separation of powers, courtesy of the radical right.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

So says the Roman Catholic Church of England...

Posted on: Oct 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Schools back down from ghouls and ghosts in the face of protests.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Apropos of nothing but Halloween, here's a scary costume that's just not safe for kids. Or the environment.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Finally, someone -- the Times, no less! -- talks about how deadly that ring on your finger is...

Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Electronic Frontier Foundation confirms that the Secret Service uses a Secret Code to tell who's printing what.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Last Sunday's "Personality Parade" column stepped beyond the realm of pointless celebrity gossip into outright propaganda.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

After more GOP arm-twisting and rule-bending to sneak a bill over the wire, politics as usual gets uglier than usual.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

After years of study in the U.S., links to health damage caused by phthalates have been made clear. So why are corporations dragging on phasing them out?

Posted on: Oct 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

At least 19 dead, 50 wounded in first reports from Indonesia.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The next round, worse than the first, will likely give the lie to the "bad apples" theory of prisoner abuse in Iraq.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Considering how badly they're treating journalists, what's happening to Iraqi citizens?

Posted on: Sep 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Although Rita has weakened in recent hours, it still poses considerable danger. Here's a roundup of the latest news, from journalists and bloggers.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Probably the Japanese mafia, according to a TV weatherman.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's a Republican wet-dream made real, in the interest of "easing the regulatory burden" on those oh-so-burdened corporations.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The hurricane currently headed for the Texas coast is now officially a Category Five storm.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It looks like Bush's attempts to pin the blame for Katrina on local governments isn't working, so administration fingers are pointing in a new direction.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The 'Under God' clause is far from over.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's been bumped from the headlines repeatedly, but there are new developments

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Apparently CNN producers want guests to "get angry."

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Even gay penguins, it would seem...

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Well, okay, sure there were some arrests, but there WAS some walking.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Many of the bizarre and ill-advised responses in the hurricane relief effort seem to stem from a very simple emotion.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Do you know the right people and have poor qualifications for an important job? You're perfect for the Bush Administration!

Posted on: Sep 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Who's to blame for the ongoing tragedy in the South? Anybody but Bush.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Senator Mary Landrieu thinks he did...

Posted on: Sep 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Barbara the elder shows off some of that legendary Bush cluelessness.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Right now, looking back is easier than looking forward.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Bush is back on the job, for whatever that's worth, but Cheney's AWOL.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The disgraced assassination-monger's group stands to reap big bucks from the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Photos from New Orleans reveal the simple difference between "looting" and "finding."

Posted on: Aug 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

...And it's all around us

Posted on: Aug 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The inevitable has happened: the FBI is invoking section 215 of the Patriot Act to get access to library records.