Stories by Adele M. Stan

Adele M. Stan is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., who specializes in covering the intersection of religion and politics. She is RH Reality Check's senior Washington correspondent. subscribe to Adele M. Stan's feed

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013, Source: RH Reality Check

We must remember that the Catholic Church is losing members and desperately needs to remake its image.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013, Source: RH Reality Check

Defense authorization bill won’t include Sen. Kristen Gillibrand's measure to remove reporting of sexual assault from chain of command—despite having bipartisan support.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In his speech to Howard University students, one of the Kentucky senator's oratorical choices was most confounding: T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a speech at Howard University, the Kentucky senator tried to change his record on the Civil Rights Act and explained to an African American audience all the great things the GOP has done for them.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

To help America's neediest, we've got to raise tax rates on corporations and wealthy Americans back to the levels they paid in 2001.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At the Mason Temple in Memphis, labor and civil rights leaders gathered to commemorate the anniversary of Martin Luther King's final speech.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Tradition, Family & Property, a far-right Catholic group born of opposition to land reform in Brazil, recruits young men and schools them in medieval combat.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's a potential big opportunity for non-union employers.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When right-wingers from every corner of the movement gather in one place, you hear a lot of crazy stuff -- about slavery, booty calls and grocery bags, for starters.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Palin whistled for the birther crowd, made a joke about her 'rack' and anointed herself the right's king-maker.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In his rambling speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, the junior senator from Texas took shots at his party's elites and painted himself as a constitutional warrior.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Following his father's tradition, Paul won the CPAC presidential straw poll. The Republican Party needs to change, the Kentucky senator said, and he's aiming to change it in his own image.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The new pope is the first Latin American ever to grace the papal throne.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Finding himself duped by Rand Paul’s publicity stunt, Salon's David Sirota misrepresents the work of an AlterNet writer.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Kentucky senator's brand of 'courage' springs from the same poisoned well as that of segregationist Gov. George Wallace.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At an event hosted by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist held forth on mistakes progressives make when talking about the economy.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

While the world cries for the church to reform itself, the next pope's electors include cardinals who coddled priests who preyed on children.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At a party in a famous Washington hotel, CODE PINK and Fresh Juice Party gave the CIA whistleblower a rambunctious send-off. "They can't break me," he told the crowd.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

And then took it back.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The president's call to raise the general minimum wage will do nothing for tipped workers. Congresswoman Donna Edwards wants to change that.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a speech that laid out a sweeping investment agenda, the president also chided Republicans for taking U.S. from 'one manufactured crisis to the next.'

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Not since the 15th century has a pope resigned his throne. Speculation abounds regarding the pope's unusual decision. Was it the sex-abuse scandal?

Posted on: Feb 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

With his new Conservative Victory Project, Rove seeks to knock off Tea Party candidates in GOP primaries. Tea Party leaders are crying treason.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's prescription for the GOP is unlikely to succeed. Stupid is stubborn; it likes to stick around.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Reclaiming the language of patriotism, Obama then threw it back in the faces of right-wing Republicans to advance a liberal agenda.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From climate-change deniers to Confederacy buffs to Ayn Rand acolytes, Obama had a smack-down for every right-winger.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a White House press event, the president called on gun owners to support gun control, called out opponents for ginning up fear, and signed gun-safety executive orders.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In his last press conference of his first term, the president struck a defiant stance, explaining why he spurned Democrats' pleas for an end run around Congress on the debt ceiling.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The answer all depends on what you mean by "Tea Party."

Posted on: Jan 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Hilda Solis is the first Latina to lead a cabinet-level office, and a friend to workers. Will Obama replace her with a woman of color, or continue his trend toward a pale, male brain trust?

Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

After a White House meeting, Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to work to hammer out a deal before the New Year's witching hour.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When 'Meet the Press' host Gregory displayed an empty ammo magazine to the cameras in his D.C. TV studio, the local police sicced investigators on him.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Is the writing on the wall for Speaker Boehner?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In his first appearance since the Sandy Hook shootings, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre rolled out a program to help schools arm "good guys," blaming gun-free school zones, video games and Obama for the tragedy.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Give Christmas the heave ho-ho!

Posted on: Dec 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Across the nation, the rush is on to grab assault rifles and large-capacity magazines -- even in Connecticut.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

At a rally called by CREDO Action in the wake of the mass killing of children in Newtown, Conn., progressives demanded changes to the nation's gun laws.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Before the official count of the dead in the Sandy Hook massacre was released, right-wingers bitterly promoted their guns and religion as the solution.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A law that seemed to happen overnight was actually years in the making, but Gov. Snyder's election-year fear of a Koch-funded group may have tipped the balance.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Education activist Sabrina Joy Stevens, a former teacher in the Denver school system, tells right-wing, would-be policymakers how their agenda is destructive to education.

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