Striketober is the latest chapter in a long-overdue fight for better wages and fair treatment for workers

As many can surely attest, working generally sucks. Working through a plague is a particular brand of awful.

To those who kiss up to employers, that doesn’t mean anyone stating the obvious is an ingrate — certainly not at a time when so many in this country continue to suffer…

Enthusiasm behind a Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson run at the White House is growing. Here we go again.

I’m not surprised that in spite of the ongoing nightmare that’s been Donald Trump’s era as a politician, Americans maintain an appetite for celebrity political candidates. That’s why it’s not so much of a question of whether an ex-professional wrestler can become president of the United States of America, but…

The real story isn’t only about what the disgraced former NFL coach wrote — it’s about the culture that encouraged it

Are you surprised that an NFL head coach has turned out to be a racist, homophobic, sexist piece of shit?

If you’ve got even surface-level knowledge about the National Football League, you probably shouldn’t be. This is an organization criticized for protecting men accused of beating women more than those…

The president’s broken promises suggest he’s taking a valuable bloc for granted

Joe Biden owes his presidency to Black people. This is a fact. Yet it so often feels as if his administration plans to be as cheap and empty as possible when it comes to paying us back.

Last week, it was reported that in light of an ongoing rift between…

The former president’s new social network proves he won’t go away silently — and his encore might be more perilous than ever

Despite being banned from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in January following the Capitol riots that same month, we were warned that, like it or not, Trump was going to find his way back to trolling America regularly on social media.

In March, a top adviser for the former president announced

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk

In May, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant landed in the hospital after a passenger punched her in the face. According to a representative for Southwest’s flight attendants union, she lost two teeth in the altercation.

One week later, a passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to…

The Democrat bill blockers holding up important legislation need to feel the pressure

On Monday, President Biden helped disrupt a media-crafted narrative over the ongoing chaos that is in-party negotiations over the bipartisan infrastructure bill and accompanying reconciliation bill designed to expand the social safety net. According to most of the mainstream media I’ve consumed lately (do not recommend much less during a…

The system’s working effectively, that’s why

Last Friday, an American president told the American people a familiar line about how Americans treat people far better than the country’s history reflects. …

It’s the federal government’s fault for the growing confusion over the booster shots we will obviously need

This was the week Americans were set to start receiving booster shots in an effort to prevent more of us from succumbing to the ongoing plague. Unfortunately, while I for damn sure know that I will be getting the extra protection I need against Covid-19 before this year wraps, exactly…

Larry Elder taking a page out of Trump’s playbook is a sign of shadiness to come

When a political party morphs into a cult of personality themed around an unchecked deranged buffoon who can’t accept defeat and is prone to conspiracy, no one should be surprised that those who seek to follow in his footsteps employ similar political candidacy scams.

Even before Tuesday’s gubernatorial recall election…

Michael Arceneaux

Author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.” Houstonian.

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