Jump to Navigation
Environment / Food
Media / Culture
Sex & Relationships
Stories by Marty Kaplan
Why I'm Skipping the Inauguration
Posted on: Jan 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet
The peaceful transition of power is dependent on a president respecting his office.
Do CIA Revelations Mean Trump Will Be Putin's Puppet?
Posted on: Dec 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The Cold War politics of left and right have been flipped.
Trump's Quiet Pick for Legal Adviser Shows He's Dead Set on Nuking Our Democracy
Posted on: Nov 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Trump isn't draining the swamp; he's creating a reptile enclosure.
The Prostate Presidency
Posted on: Nov 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet
What is good citizenship, what is true patriotism, at this disorienting moment in our history?
King Comey Is Rigging the Election
Posted on: Oct 31, 2016, Source: Jewish Journal
Shockingly close to Election Day, James Comey’s intervention upends Justice Department policy and precedent.
Have You Ever Seen a More Cynical Political Pivot Than Donald Trump Trying to Avoid Electoral Disaster?
Posted on: Aug 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Pundits are oh so ready to engage in the masquerade that Trump has "changed."
Why the Normal Rules of Politics Don't Apply to Donald Trump
Posted on: May 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet
This transformation of the election into a soft-core reality show is also where Trump’s greatest vulnerability lies.
Spiritual, but Not Religious, but Not Woo-Woo
Posted on: Apr 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet
If I hesitate today to call myself religious, it’s not because I don’t identify as a Jew; it’s because “religious” can imply, and to more than just me, dogmatic authoritarianism.
I've Seen Trump's Li'l Donald — Believe Me, It Was Little
Posted on: Mar 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet
One man's glimpse of the Trump family jewels.
Jihadism Isn't Nihilism: What Everyone Gets Wrong About ISIS
Posted on: Nov 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet
ISIS's ideology has been called extreme nihilism. Here's why that's not accurate.
Is It Game Over for Jeb Bush?
Posted on: Oct 31, 2015, Source: AlterNet
It's a question GOP elders are asking this weekend.
Why It's Getting to Be Damn Near Impossible to Know What Food Is Actually Healthy
Posted on: Aug 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Corporate funding is producing oceans of questionable information when it comes to health.
The Incredible Effect Jon Stewart Had on Society
Posted on: Jun 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet
There's something very interesting about the Daily Show's final episodes.
Republicans Who Think They Can Mau Mau Hillary Clinton Might Want to Think Again
Posted on: May 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The master 2016 narrative they’re going with – dishonesty – is as dangerous for them as they want it to be for Hillary Clinton.
Does Our Cultural Programming Make Satire Impossible in America?
Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet
It's one of the most potent ways to challenge authority there is.
8 Events That Have Turned This Summer into a Hellish Experience
Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Gaza, Ebola, and Ferguson -- there wasn't much to be optimistic about in these last few months.
Having a Facebook Account Is to Beg to Be Manipulated
Posted on: Jul 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet
You’re a guinea pig in research studies of how best to target, engage and monetize you.
How to Organize Your Books
Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Even in our digital world, there is still something uniquely special about physical books.
It's a Little Creepy When Political Candidates Send You Mail Tailored to Your Religion
Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet
When we use campaigns to exaggerate differences among us, it becomes harder to use the time between them to bind us together.
Why Is This Blog Post Different From All Other Blog Posts?
Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Ma Nishtana -- Let's not fool ourselves again about the true situation humanity is in.
Who We Are
Advertise on AlterNet