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: 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.'

Posted on: Sep 1, 2006, Source:

The Virginia senator claimed his 'macaca' comment was a mistake. But George Allen has a long and cozy history with white supremacists.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2005, Source:

The Governor's race in Virginia is heating up, but the ads produced by the GOP candidate's attack-dog media consultant are backfiring and could sink the Republican.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2005, Source: The Nation

The far-right physician and political neophyte is apparently clueless about the law; yet he has a hand in shaping the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2005, Source:

The Christian right activists gathered in Nashville for Justice Sunday II didn't get much of a defense of John Roberts, but learned a lot about 'enemy #1' -- Christopher Hitchens.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2005, Source: The Nation

A conference featuring Rep. Tom DeLay, Phyllis Schlafly, Alan Keyes and other religious extremists demands that judges acknowledge "God as the sovereign source of law."

Posted on: Dec 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Judith Reisman believes sex researcher Alfred Kinsey is responsible for all the cultural decay and sexual permissiveness that she sees. And she's got the ear of the Christian right and the White House.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

For the religious right, Bush was like any other stealth candidate. No matter his unqualifications, he delivered for them in his first term, and so they rewarded him with their votes in record numbers.