Dealing With Social Media Bots in Future Elections: A Guide

Dealing With Social Media Bots in Future Elections: A Guide

Illustration by Shelby Hohl   What lurid posters and leaflet campaigns were…

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…

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.…

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

Changing the System: An Interview with Kim Ogg

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

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?

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.…