Editorial

Bernie Sanders in Houston Sunday, While Clinton Does a Weak Imitation

Bernie Sanders in Houston Sunday, While Clinton Does a Weak Imitation

On July 13, Hillary Clinton delivered a ‘comprehensive’ speech on the economy…

What Happened to Sandra Bland?

What Happened to Sandra Bland?

Organizers and participants at today's rally vow to persist in their efforts until all their doubts and questions about the mysterious death of Sandra Bland while in Waller County custody are answered. …

Trump and the Ayn Rand Fans: Laugh or Cry?

We have nothing to learn from other countries or science. Only powerful business leaders have important knowledge. If politicians have foreign-sounding names, consider themselves part of the rest of the world, or if they compare the wisdom of US policies to the wisdom of policies in other countries, then they are anti-American.…

They Will Never Accept You?

They Will Never Accept You?

You can have this flag back if you come to our office and ask for it politely. Just promise not to throw it on the ground again. …

Pot, Policy, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

“I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix,” Rep. Simpson writes in an op-ed published by the Texas Tribune entitled “The Christian case for drug law reform.”…

Wasting the San Jacinto River Waste Pits

FPH spoke with Jackie Young and Chris Schillaci, members of Texans Together, a grassroots advocacy group that, together with the San Jacinto River Coalition, is fighting for communities affected by the Waste Pits.…

H-Town Copwatch — Policing the Police

Over the course of three months H-town Copwatch has documented 16 traffic stops, and in every case but one, the driver and occupants of the vehicle were Black. …

Activists Protest Bill Targeting Pregnant Minors

Activists Protest Bill Targeting Pregnant Minors

By Laila Khalili “Graciela’s family lived in a tiny town—her step-father worked…

Five Years On: Bryan Parras on the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

Five Years On: Bryan Parras on the Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe

Free Press Houston Talks with BP on the Fifth Anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster…

Puff Puff Pass Marijuana Decriminalization

Puff Puff Pass Marijuana Decriminalization

“The eyes of Texas” are opening to the truth that cannabis is being recognized (again) for it's remarkable abilities as a medicine for numerous maladies and conditions. …

A Gringo Goes to Cuba

A Gringo Goes to Cuba

Obama announced the new relationship with Cuba on December 17th, the day I arrived in Havana. On the way into the city from the airport, the lack of advertising was like a breath of fresh air. …

Union Made: Safety in Numbers

Union Made: Safety in Numbers

On February 1, 2015, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) launched the largest strike by refinery workers since 1980. 6,500 union members are striking at 15 petrochemical sites across the country, including 5 facilities in the Houston area.…

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