Stories by Jan Frel

Jan Frel is AlterNet's editor-at-large and associate publisher. He is the author of Neighbors from Hell: An American Bedtime Story (Feral House, 2015).  subscribe to Jan Frel's feed

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Illustrated and written in rhyme, 'Neighbors from Hell' gives parents a way to talk about our messed-up society.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tom Engelhardt discusses his new book and the national security state.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Klein discusses her new book, "This Changes Everything."

Posted on: Apr 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Mark Ames, the journalist who pushed the story into national attention, discloses some lurid details about the case.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Sad stories like these are preventable.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There are many causes of violence in our culture, but the least understood is the heavy influence of media.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's a treasure trove of background info on the woman who inspired Romney's VP pick to go into public office.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

According to the theology of one of the leading experts of "9/11 truth," America is in the grips of a struggle with "demonic evil."

Posted on: Oct 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

An interview with legendary historian Lawrence Goodwyn on Obama, the larger currents in our political life, and the possibility of a rebirth in our democratic culture.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A look at one of the more fascinating alternate universes of belief.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A megabucks multinational thinks it can intimidate its unionized workers in the California high desert, but L.A. unions offer a show of union muscle and support.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Rep. Donna Edwards and Jamie Raskin assail the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and call for a mass movement of people to support a constitutional amendment.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A misogynostic kick-off for the Republican's Senate career.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Transparency was all the rage in the election -- one year in, it's gotten very quiet.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Chuck Todd also admits a conservative bias.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A blog entry on Summer's Indian billionaire sponsor became a major TV sensation in the southern India, sparking mass riots against the oligarch's business interests.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The rating for 'It's Complicated' has kicked up dust in Hollywood, with movie bloggers starting blistering attacks on the M.P.A.A. for being out of touch.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

New poll shows 53% support for legalization.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Richard Cohen's teachings have been debunked by essentially all national psychological associations, and related peer-reviewed assessments.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"My campaign slogan is going to be, 'Which candidate would you rather smoke a joint with? Credico or Schumer?’"

Posted on: Oct 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Oh vey. What was the Minnesota Supreme Court thinking?

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Heather Graham stars as the Public Option in this funny ad, showing how she'll force the lazy, bloated private insurance companies to get back in the game and compete.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Difference between Raj Rajaratnam and my jocky high school classmates is that he got Kenny to sing it live.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Slavoj Zizek's book tour gets a serious interruption at Cooper Union.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"Michael Moore's Capitalism, A Love Story" has revealed a deep dark secret that the typically heartless corporate media can't let by.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Wearing fatigues and combat boots, cops who look like soldiers throw citizen into car.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A remarkable achievement, right up there with the world's largest ball of twine.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Right wingers who claim they're worried about large government and taxpayer waste while fixating on a tiny organization like ACORN proves the insincerity of their cause.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Are your parents part of the new Boomer trend?

Posted on: Aug 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Splattered ink blotch at the bottom of the page is so Ralph Steadman.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: MSNBC

Targets Blue Dog Dems, Sen. John McCain, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We all knew it was strange that McAuliffe should run for governor. This video captures the essence of his hollow existence.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Progressives will spend $82 million mobilizing against big business interests that stand in the way of better, more affordable health care.

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Will Allen, urban gardener extraordinaire, makes the case for local food produced by you and me.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

HuffPo uses its mighty citizen journalism capacity to collect Tea Party reports from across the country.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

And you can read it online.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama picks outspoken Bush critic and public-interest advocate Michael Copps to run the Federal Communications Commission.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What will Obama do, and how could he screw it up, given the fact that pretty much everything is riding on him getting things right the first time?

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Strange talk in a goodbye interview with degenerate father and son on Fox News.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Instead of just locking people up for harmless offenses like drug possession, Prop 5 pushes for rehabilitation.