Stories by Terrence McNally

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Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Are you ready for a new world?

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It is an industry that produces huge profits and countless wasted lives.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Germany has somehow managed to create a high-wage, unionized economy without shipping all its jobs abroad.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An interview with Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of 'The Myths of Happiness.'

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Three of the film's key contributors share their experiences of filming in the middle of a revolution.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Christopher Ryan, coauthor of "Sex at Dawn," discusses the essence of human sexuality.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Paul Gilding talks about his new book, "The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World."

Posted on: Apr 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a new memoir, Ghonim describes how the Egyptian people finally rejected 30 years of oppression and found their voice. Here, he discusses with Terrence McNally.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Tech futurist and game designer Jane McGonigle on how computer games can help the fight against AIDS, heal disabilities, increase optimism, and make us better people.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Dr. Gabor Mate discusses with AlterNet the principles of harm reduction, the connections between ADD and addiction, and the work he's done with drug addicts.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

NYT business reporter Gretchen Morgensen discusses her new book and the corruption of the mortgage lending industry.

Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Authors Phil Goldberg and Greg Epstein share their provocative views on why a quarter of Americans now call themselves agnostic, atheist or nonreligious.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Tax journalist David Cay Johnston explains what's so rotten about our taxation system and the distribution of wealth in this country.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Author Sherry Turkle on her new book arguing that relentless connection through technology leads to a new solitude.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Germans have six weeks of federally mandated vacation, free university tuition, and nursing care. Why the US pales in comparison.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

For more than 50 years, Washington has subscribed to the absurd notion that America can police the world with military action. All we've managed to do is bankrupt our country.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Drug prohibition is remarkably ineffective, costly and counter-productive -- it has cost people their lives, and put millions behind bars. Is the tide turning?

Posted on: May 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney tells the sordid story of super lobbyist Jack Abramoff from Beverly Hills High to federal prison.

Posted on: May 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Author Bill Greider argues that a more democratic money creation system could have saved the country from the brink of financial collapse.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

An interview with Atul Gawande, whose book 'Checklist Manifesto' can revolutionize the way we organize our lives.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Raj Patel argues that the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis are the result of our bankrupt political system.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The ideas and institutions that define our culture are breaking down -- and that's a good thing, say authors Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Cornel West dishes on his new memoirs and Obama's clique of 'recycled neo-liberals and recycled neo-Clintonites.'

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Ben Skinner spent four years inside the world of modern-day slavery; an industry that produces huge profits and countless wasted lives.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Christianity, Judaism and Islam are both peaceful and violent. Robert Wright discusses what circumstances bring out the best and worst in religion.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The free market didn't work. People bought when they should have sold, and they need to get spanked. Author Thomas Frank explains why.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Sad but true: Intelligence is a political liability in the US. Author of <i>The Age of American Unreason</i> Susan Jacoby explains why.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Author Nina Hachigian shows that some of the biggest threats to our security don't come from rival nations. They come from us.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Lester Brown, author of <i>Plan B 3.0</i>, shows us how we can change in enough time to save life on earth, as we know it.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Much of what lines supermarket aisles is not food. It's merely foodlike, and it's making us sick.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Our excessive consumption is trashing more than just the planet. An interview with Annie Leonard.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Marketers are targeting kids at disturbingly young ages, compromising the nation's health, creativity and democracy. An interview with Susan Linn.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Labor economist Robert Reich argues Americans are split between wanting low prices and opposing the corporate behaviors that make them possible.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

All logic points to Republican losses in 2008. But logic doesn't vote -- and logic doesn't win elections, argues Drew Westen.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

An interview with writer/filmmaker Kenny Ausubel about taking back the planet.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Johnathan Cohn, author of <i>SICK</i>, discusses why the U.S. is the only developed country that does not guarantee access to medical care as a right of citizenship.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Surely leaky pipes aren't more important than our children. Yet, in America, most plumbers make five times what caregivers do. Author Riane Eisler shows how our economic system, rooted in gender inequality, is failing us. An excerpt from her latest book follows.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Paul Hawken, author of <i>Blessed Unrest</i>, discusses what he sees as the largest social movement in human history, and why that movement is so invisible to the media -- and itself.

Posted on: May 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Lisa Margonelli traveled thousands of miles from her local gas station to oil fields half a world away to try and understand how Americans can buy 10,000 gallons a second without giving it much thought.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The government and the food industry know that Type 2 diabetes is linked to lifestyle and diet; yet profit continues to determine food policy, and nutrition remains a scant part of medial education. Dr. Neal Barnard offers a solution to the crisis.