Politics

Meet the Trans Woman Running for Pete Sessions’ Seat in Congress

Meet the Trans Woman Running for Pete Sessions’ Seat in Congress

The election of Donald Trump has brought out a great many people…

How Houston Artists Are Affected by Trump

How Houston Artists Are Affected by Trump

Giant Kitty. Photo: Michael Villegas   In addition to the journalism work…

Trump and the New Confederacy of Dunces

Trump and the New Confederacy of Dunces

Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore   During Donald Trump’s campaign for the…

Local Voices at the Women’s March on Houston

Local Voices at the Women’s March on Houston

The Women’s March on Houston kicked off right after 11 am on Saturday,…

We Belong: An Interview with Miriam Hakim of Giant Kitty

We Belong: An Interview with Miriam Hakim of Giant Kitty

On January 20, Donald Trump will take his oath of office and officially be recognized as the 45th President of the United States. That same night, four bands with members who are Muslim or come from Muslim families — including Giant Kitty, Turnaways, Ruiners and Revels — will take part in a protest concert at Walter's Downtown called We Belong: Houstonians of Muslim Descent Dissent. …

What Embarrassing Things Have Our Texas Representatives Done Lately?

What Embarrassing Things Have Our Texas Representatives Done Lately?

Sen. John Cornyn. Photo: Gage Skidmore   Caveat – by the time…

A Look at Three Unexpected Presidential Winners

A Look at Three Unexpected Presidential Winners

Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore   The resiliency of American democracy and…

Moving from Labels to No Labels in 2017

Moving from Labels to No Labels in 2017

Pedestrian Pete is excited about the New Year. Pete clearly understands that this is a strange time of uncertainty and troubles around the world. We will no longer have the steady hand of President Obama to guide our ship of state, and the evolving Trump administration at this point promises more uncertainty. …

Dear Santa: A Political Christmas List

Dear Santa: A Political Christmas List

Dear Nick (Saint),It’s been a while since my last letter on my own behalf, though I do write one regularly on behalf of my daughter through that creepy elf delivery system you and Hallmark started back in 2005. An addendum to this year’s letter, by the way. Please don’t bring her a FitBit. It’s hard enough keeping her glasses on her face.…

Pedestrian Pete’s Message to FPH’s Millennial Readers

Pedestrian Pete’s Message to FPH’s Millennial Readers

Holy smokes! The guy actually won! Even for many of his supporters, this may be the “unthinkable” actually happening to our country. Given the thoughtful and measured character of President Obama,…

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

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.…

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