Alex Pareene

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Are NYC Candidates Finally Done 'Scaring White People'?

Alex Pareene hopes that's what Bill de Blasio's decisive win means

(Newser) - One surefire way to win an election in New York City: Scare the white population, which is almost big enough on its own to score a victory. Rudy Giuliani was the best at this, and it's also how Michael Bloomberg won, Alex Pareene writes at Salon . But with Bill... More »

If Gun Control Fails, Blame McCain, Not 'Extremists'

Alex Pareene thinks we're seeing a vivid illustration of why the Senate is broken

(Newser) - Washington elites are no doubt applauding Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey for attempting to forge a gun control deal . That such tense negotiations are necessary, even though most Americans and at least 51 senators support comprehensive background checks, "isn't considered particularly distressing or embarrassing," observes Alex Pareene... More »

Don't Expect GOP to Change

It won't alter policies, it'll just rebrand: Alex Pareene

(Newser) - Now that Mitt Romney's out of the game, we're hearing a lot of Republicans say it's time for the party to change its ways. But Alex Pareene, writing for Salon , says we should be wary of that old trick. He points to a recent Politico interview with... More »

CNN Should 'Fire Everyone'

Wolf Blitzer 'plainly an idiot': Alex Pareene

(Newser) - With CNN's president leaving at the end of the year, it's time for a shake-up at the struggling network: It needs to get people to watch even when there isn't currently a major disaster happening. At Salon , Alex Pareene offers a handy first step: "Fire everyone.... More »

Jamie Dimon Should Be on Trial

JPMorgan boss should face public questioning: Alex Pareene

(Newser) - JPMorgan lost $2 billion last week, and it's time for the bank's CEO to answer for it. Congressional questioning isn't enough: Jamie Dimon should be required, ideally on prime-time TV, "to answer questions plainly and clearly, to an unfriendly audience of non-Davos people," Alex... More »

Romney Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

At least, according to Alex Pareene, who goes on to list all the reasons why

(Newser) - The Romney campaign says that labeling its candidate "weird" amounts to a veiled attack on Mormonism. But in an excerpt from Alex Pareene's new e-book at Salon , Pareene holds that Mitt Romney is, in fact, just plain bizarre, like "a brilliantly designed politician android with an operating... More »

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