Stories by Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene subscribe to Alex Pareene's feed

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: Salon

It has become an exclusive, expensive elite networking experience.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014, Source: Salon

MSNBC's conservative talking head doesn't care that there's not a shred of evidence for that claim.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: Salon

Rand Paul, the great libertarian hope, embraces the "Obama is weak on defense" argument.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Salon

A quick rundown of presidential jokes that might have violated the "majesty" of the office.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: Salon

Score a victory for politicians who worry about electoral consequences of cutting Social Security.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2014, Source: Salon

Will the GOP be in total disarray in 2016?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: Salon

The idea that major reforms could happen with this Congress is a fantasy. Here's why the media pretends otherwise.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: Salon

The combination of the financial crash and the election of Barack Obama made a generation of billionaires lose their minds.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: Salon

Bipartisan reforms to our embarrassing voting system have been proposed. Here's what's holding up their passage.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013, Source: Salon

Beltway media personalities dominate the list.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: Salon

From Thomas Friedman, to Richard Cohen to Peggy Noonan and more. Here is Alex Pareene's worst of the worst.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: Salon

The establishment is miffed. Hooray for Harry Reid

Posted on: Oct 24, 2013, Source: Salon

The non-revenge-based case for punishing bankers more.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: Salon

His faux filibuster will be great for his career—unless he actually aspires to be president.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2013, Source: Salon

A totally non-shocking look at mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio's activist past makes him... more sympathetic.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2013, Source: Salon

Paranoid culture of secrecy includes a political campaign-style PR apparatus that plants smears against critics

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: Salon

The rich don't buy newspapers to run them as public goods, nor do they make money. They buy them to get influence.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2013, Source: Salon

If Snowden's NSA leaks truly crippled our intelligence agencies, how can we be sure the terrorists are up to something?

Posted on: Aug 3, 2013, Source: Salon

Professional conservatives suddenly realize that a superstar senator doesn't want to help their movement.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: Salon

A paragraph-by-paragraph rebuttal to NYPD Commissioner and would-be Homeland Security Chief Ray Kelly.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: Salon

Commenting on Zimmerman case, admittedly racist columnist explains how hoodies are the "uniform" of criminals.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: Salon

Anti-vaccine conspiracist and "View" co-host Jenny McCarthy isn't just quirky -- she spreads lies that hurt people.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: Salon

Supreme Court's arch-conservative says legalizing same-sex marriage discriminates against people who don't want it.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: Salon

The branch of the conservative movement that bred the party's scummiest strategists urges a softer sell.

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: Salon

Did you need more proof that our Senate is broken?

Posted on: Apr 30, 2013, Source: Salon

Ted Cruz has nothing to lose and everything to win by opposing any reasonable policy and generally acting like a jack-ass. Our system is truly broken.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: Salon

He (and it) won't be around forever.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: Salon

Sorry, women! Your "freedoms" aren't as important as freedom from excessive taxation.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: Salon

Begging Republicans to let us cut Social Security and Medicare is insane (no matter how much pundits lust after it).

Posted on: Feb 4, 2013, Source: Salon

The Senate minority exercises its right to block an agency from functioning because they don't like it.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2013, Source: Salon

Bobby Jindal and Jim DeMint exemplify an ossified movement with no new answers for poverty or anything else.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: Salon

Why politics is so dysfunctional, in a nutshell.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: Salon

The most prominent conservative organizations in the nation are primarily dedicated to separating conservatives from their money.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2013, Source: Salon

The New Jersey governor helps the GOP keep power -- then doesn't like the results.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2013, Source: Salon

Here's to a year of austerity, dysfunction, lousy Obama negotiations -- and no "Louie."

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: Salon

The failure of "Plan B" puts us on the path to default.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: Salon

Part II of the list of the worst of political media highlights.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: Salon

A list of the worst of political media highlights.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2012, Source: Salon

That doesn't mean we can't ban some, make them a lot harder to get -- and maybe even tax the hell out of them.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: Salon

The will of the people has been outstripped by the interests of professional drug warriors, and we should be complaining constantly and loudly.