Stories by Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal is a senior writer for AlterNet, and the award-winning author of Goliath and Republican Gomorrah. Find him on Twitter at @MaxBlumenthal. subscribe to Max Blumenthal's feed

Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

With neither side exhibiting willingness to back down, the stage is set for a contentious clash between Israel and the U.S. over settlement policy.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Gun show enthusiasts make it abundantly clear why they're stocking up on firepower.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

The governor is reeling after nominating for attorney general a man who allegedly defended the right of men to rape their wives.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Richard Poplawski, the man who allegedly murdered three Pittsburgh cops, was clearly influenced by Fox News's Glenn Beck and right-wing radio.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

A leading Catholic conservative says Newt's sins -- including an affair with a congressional aid -- have magically been absolved.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Given Limbaugh's history of racial controversy, and Steele's prominence as the first black GOP chair, this is a huge blow for the Party's image.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Did you know about the exorcism? The name that came from The Brady Bunch? Those and other surprising facts about a GOP rising politician.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Vitter's phone number was found in the records of the notorious D.C. madam. Now he faces re-election against a sultry adult entertainer.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Didn't the Republicans who turned to Rush Limbaugh read the poll which found that he's one of the least popular political figures in the country?

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Attendants of a rally joined by Sen. Chuck Schumer and Gov. David Paterson in support of Israel's attacks on Gaza went far beyond the pale.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Team Obama likes to cite Warren's work on AIDS in Africa to combat criticism about the controversial pastor. But how does burning condoms save lives?

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

Could it be the rise of online progressive media telling the truth about Israel, or that the public rejects the same pundits who sold us Iraq?

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: The Daily Beast

How a racist created the conservative movement's favorite holiday season outrage -- and has O'Reilly dreaming of a pure, white Christmas.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2008, Source: The Daily Beast

The reclusive billionaire, the mother of Blackwater's Erik Prince, and the drive to fund this year's most controversial referendum.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008, Source: The Daily Beast

David Duke and white supremacists are grappling with arrests for an Obama murder plot, while hoping an Obama presidency will be good for them.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: The Daily Beast

How a Minnesota congresswoman became the poster child for the GOP's election 2008 crack-up.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2008, Source:

You cannot make this stuff up ...

Posted on: Sep 1, 2008, Source: Talk To Action

The very secretive CNP met (secretly) in Minneapolis to vet Palin.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

Corsi's success represents the apotheosis of a long, strange trip from the furthest shores of the right into the national spotlight.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

"Thanks to Keith and his unsuspecting hosts, lynching is becoming cool again."

Posted on: Jul 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

"I think the word 'Holocaust' is odious," he told me. "It's American commercialism at its worst." -David Irving

Posted on: Jul 15, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

McCain cut loose his out-of-touch economic adviser -- the latest in a long line of Gramm failures.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2008, Source:

Obama has made a major effort to woo evangelicals, but at what cost to church-state separation?

Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Hagee's comments become more outrageous, as does his support from Lieberman.

Posted on: May 27, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Just how self-hating is Joe Lieberman?

Posted on: May 17, 2008, Source: Al Jazeera

Fears grow over Republicans' controversial campaigning.

Posted on: May 2, 2008, Source: Brave New Films

Fall out from the Sean Bell verdict in Queens.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Making coded appeals to white racism is nothing new for Mike Huckabee.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Mike Huckabee tells America: end the abortion "holocaust," save the country from illegal immigration.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Anti-immigration zealot and GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo hired what he often refers to as "criminal aliens" to renovate his Colorado house.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Max Blumenthal: If anything, the religious right movement seemed more extreme and paranoid than it did four years ago.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2007, Source:

With the Pentagon's blessings and assistance, apocalyptic evangelists are proselytizing US troops in Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2007, Source: Media Matters for America

Apparently, those are the best sources that the <i>Weekly Standard</i> can find.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

From Iraq to homosexuality and abortion, a visit with the next crop of Republican leaders reveals the utter hypocrisy and delusional thinking that sustains GOP politics.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

The concept of "ex-gay" therapy, repudiated by the medical world, will be thoroughly examined when Bush's new surgeon general nominee comes up for confirmation.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

When Monica Goodling's name erupted into the news last week in the attorney scandal, the mainstream press suddenly realized that Pat Robertson's Regent University exists -- and that it's got a big footprint in the Bush admin.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2007, Source: The Nation

Sen. McCain has suffered a significant political defeat in his home base of Arizona by local Republicans activists who think he's a hypocrite who will do anything to get elected.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2006, Source:

Armed with a list of names of gay Republican staffers in Washington, Christian Right leaders are calling for their exit.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2006, Source: The Nation

There's a desperate fight for control at the top of the <i>Washington Times</i>, and accusations from the staff are flying that the newsroom is run by racist good ole' boys.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2006, Source: The Nation

How conservative zealot David Horowitz and a band of little-known operatives produced and promoted ABC's skewed 'The Path to 9/11.'