Stories by Rachel Neumann

Rachel Neumann is the author of the new book Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness. She has worked with numerous leading Buddhist and spiritual authors, including the Dalai Lama, Sylvia Boorstein, and Sulak Sivaraksa. subscribe to Rachel Neumann's feed

Posted on: Dec 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I've noticed they've become a lot more blatant.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

McDonald's is now the largest purchaser of apples, tomatoes, and lettuce in the United States, but our kids aren't getting any healthier.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Can globalization teach our children to be polite?

Posted on: Dec 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Samuel Alito and Don King. Condoleezza Rice and Traian Basescu.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Maybe the Bush administration can start paying <i>me</i> to write only good news?

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Justice Department gave reporters three hours to read 470 pages on Samuel Alito. That was long enough to know the man loves a good police state.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Apparently, the poor multi-billion dollar defense agency thinks you have too much privacy.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Why H&M and other "disposable clothes" retailers aren't as cool as they think.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Instead of coming up with a soul-destroying "compromise," the Senate should make Bush veto its anti-torture ammendment.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Come on, folks. If a confirmed hawk like Congressman John Murtha can come out against the war, why can't Harry Reid?

Posted on: Nov 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

After being ordered to Afghanistan, Katherine Jashinski applied for conscientious objector status. The Army says she's going. She says she's not.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Is the Bush administration "so over" civil rights?

Posted on: Nov 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The murders of two of Saddam's lawyers is as good a sign as any that the whole Iraq Democracy thing isn't working.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A list of opinions I'd rather not hear.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Unless you count torturing Arabs, Aghanis, or Pakistanis.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A primer on how to stop Samuel Alito.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There is only one question left about Samuel Alito. How hard should grassroots groups and Democratic Senators fight the nomination?

Posted on: Oct 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The fight against Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is going to be an ugly uphill battle. But it's one very much worth fighting.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Just in time for Halloween, here's the buzz on Bush's truly frightening Supreme Court nominee.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

While you were, ah, distracted, Congress was quietly renewing every major provision of the Patriot Act.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Whether its ultimately about her gender, her qualifications, or her poltiics, Harriet Miers withdrawal is a victory for right-wing ideologues and fundamentalists.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

No one's ever called Dick Cheney "nice," but this is a new low, even for him.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

This morning it finally came to me, a little too late: I want someone like Rosa Parks to be the next Supreme Court Justice.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There's new scientific evidence for what many of us have known all along.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A pop composer is moved, for the first time in his life, to write a number of anti-War, anti-Bush political songs.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay are being violently force fed with dirty feeding tubes.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Are the American Girl dolls Commie abortion-loving queers?

Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In this exclusive interview, Barbara Ehrenreich talks about the thin line between the middle class and the working poor and why she wants to slap the next person who insists on the power of positive thinking.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Who should pay for the messes in Iraq and New Orleans? Low-income seniors, of course.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If you're between the ages of 16 and 25, chances are the Department of Defense knows a whole lot more about you than your mother does.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

No Republican Senator has publicly called for the withdrawl of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. Think Bush is going to listen to a bunch of rabble-grousing conservative "activists."?

Posted on: Oct 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In just one month in Baghdad, there were over 1,100 violent deaths of men, women, and children. What are we to do with this number?

Posted on: Oct 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

With Republicans blustering and no chance of filibustering, Ms. Miers is looking better to Democrats every day.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Just because conservatives are concerned about Harriet Miers doesn't mean progressives should support her.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Soldiers, military commanders, and 90 U.S. Senators are asking the Bush administration to take a firm stand against torture. So why is Bush shaking his head?

Posted on: Oct 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to DeLay, Rove, Cheney, Meirs, et al, we finally have the perfect tag line for the Bush administration.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's the Mix's Special Rumor Edition: Is Harriet Miers, like Condi, in love with George? Are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes having a baby or an alien?

Posted on: Oct 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

People don't like people who seem smarter than they are. With Harriet Miers, this won't be a problem.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

First Condi, now Harriet. The secret to Bush's survival is his ability to cultivate women who are loyal to him above all else.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Why does the Website of the progressive magazine <i>The Nation</i> have anti-abortion ads?