Politics

Fucking White People…

Fucking White People…

The headline of this piece is a sentiment I’ve expressed a lot over these last two years, but following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, it’s also one that’s gotten me banned from social media on two occasions.…

I Sit and Wait for My Trans Friends to Die in Trump’s America

I Sit and Wait for My Trans Friends to Die in Trump’s America

Leon casino, It’s election night, and our honorable and venerable founder Omar has asked me if I will live tweet the election on behalf of Free Press Houston. I took the job, assuming that Florida would be called for Clinton around 8 p.m. Houston-time and we’d all be in bed dreaming of a world with taco trucks on every corner by midnight. That did not happen.…

America Has Spoken: Lie to Me

America Has Spoken: Lie to Me

Donald Trump did not win the presidency last night; falsehood did. The awkward lurch across two years to see who would succeed Barack Obama as the 45th President of these Disjointed States ended late in the night with a string of statistically-improbable losses for Hillary Clinton. …

An Open Letter to Millennials: Get Out and Vote

An Open Letter to Millennials: Get Out and Vote

Baby Boomers, ages 51 to 75, in part because of their wealth,…

Your Harris County U.S. Representatives Election Rundown

Your Harris County U.S. Representatives Election Rundown

Early voting is open in Texas and that means that this election cycle is nearly over. To quote Buffy Summers, these endless days are finally ending in a blaze. Lord. Have. Mercy. I honestly don’t know what I’ll do with all this extra time not spent worrying about the fall of America.…

Changing the System: An Interview with Kim Ogg

Illustration by Shelby Hohl   With the election day on November 8…

Ways to Actually be Pro-Life Without That 40 Days for Life Crap

Ways to Actually be Pro-Life Without That 40 Days for Life Crap

This week caps off 40 Days for Life, our annual reminder that…

I Refuse to Fall In Line: An Interview with Jill Stein

I Refuse to Fall In Line: An Interview with Jill Stein

Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein recently spoke to her crowd…

So You Want to Live in an All-White Utopia?

White Lives Matter rally at NAACP Houston Branch. Photo: Dave Cebrero   Depending…

Voting Democrat in Texas Isn’t a Waste

Voting Democrat in Texas Isn’t a Waste

I am admittedly pretty damned hard on third party voters, and that isn’t going to change any time soon. As I said before, voting for a third party presidential candidate is the electoral equivalent to sending thoughts and prayers, a virtually meaningless act that meant to make the person saying it look sophisticated and free thinking even when the people they are voting for are really, really terrible applicants for the big chair of America.…

Why Won’t the Alt-Right Call Out Their Terrorists?

Every time a Muslim commits an act of terror by killing or injuring people, you see the same comment over and over and over again; why won’t the Muslim community condemn such actions? Of course, the chowderheads who spout that drivel never bother to check if there’s actually been any widespread Muslim condemnation, which there always is, in every case, without fail.…

We’re Only Gonna Get Louder: An Interview with a Prison Resistance Movement Insider

The largest U.S. prison strike in history is in its third week and yet we’ve…