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.