Stories by Suzy Khimm

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Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: Mother Jones

In the name of balanced budgets, Republican governors and legislators are pushing controversial plans to privatize prisons.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2011, Source:

If Republicans have their way, food safety could fall casualty to the congressional budget-cutting fervor.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

Though women are more likely to vote Democratic, they're also more likely to stay home. Can Dems bring them to the polls?

Posted on: Sep 17, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

The Christian right, which O'Donnell's campaign has quietly begun to court, could end up riding the tea party wave back into the halls of power.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

The newly formed caucus tried to dispel accusations that the Tea Parties have racist elements.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online

He beat the establishment candidate in the Democratic primary race for South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat, but nobody's ever heard of him. Who is Alvin Greene?

Posted on: May 21, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

In midterm races throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic, the Tea Party movement could have a very different—and unintended—beneficiary: moderate Republicans.

Posted on: May 9, 2010, Source: Mother Jones

For Kris Kobach, the former Bush administration lawyer who helped draft the legislation, the crackdown in Arizona is just the beginning.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010, Source:

If Democrats tackle the issue, they could provoke Tea Party-GOP warfare.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

As part of its campaign to bolster America's image, the State Department is funding a hip-hop funk group from New York to tour Southeast Asia.

Posted on: May 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The pink-striped cars on Brazil's trains and subways are reserved for women only, but is it protection or segregation?

Posted on: Dec 7, 2003, Source: WireTap

For 10 years the Grupo Cultural Afro-Reggae has been providing an alternative to drugs in Rio de Janeiro's most infamous ghetto.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The defeat of Prop 54 has cheered on civil rights advocates, who believe that the campaign's success may mark a turn toward a more progressive, pro-diversity agenda in California and across the country.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The death of a Chinese businessman provokes public furor over a prison system characterized by torture and rampant corruption.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2001, Source: WireTap

Hear from young poets, in their own words, about the "infectious vibe" of youth poetry slams.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2001, Source: WireTap

Youth from around the state gathered this week to raise their voices against an Alameda County SuperJail that is planned to house nearly 500 juvenile offenders at a time. WireTap reporter Suzy Khimm attended the rally and found young activists chanting, shouting and freestyling their way towards change.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2001, Source: AlterNet

Eight Internet search engines have been accused of violating federal "truth in advertising" laws by Commercial Alert, a group started by Ralph Nader.