The Religious Right’s idol worship of Trump is dead wrong

Given Donald Trump is a serially accused sexual predator, known racist and misogynist, proven liar, scammer, longtime cheapskate, and creep, some had wondered if the White evangelical Protestants who supported his presidential bid in 2016 would eventually remember who Jesus Christ was and how Christianity and Trumpism aren’t much of…

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…

Our educators deserve a raise and a compassion, not condemnation, as they try to educate American children in a pandemic

Earlier this month, a millionaire cable news host offered a message to teachers afraid of their classrooms being a deathtrap in an ongoing plague.

“If you don’t want to teach, don’t teach,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough shouted on Morning Joe. “Quit. Just stay at home and stop teaching children, okay? …

The former First Lady is right to call on voters to storm the midterms, but her party needs to show more results with the power it has now

As moderate Senate Democrats continue to allow their obsession with the filibuster to aid and abet Republican-led efforts to dismantle what’s left of American democracy through a wave of voter suppression laws, to her credit, former First Lady Michelle Obama is at least trying to do something to save America…

The vice president hasn’t been set up to thrive in her position—and she’s done her public image no favors, either

Given we are slugging towards year three of living through a plague, it would not be politically expedient for any politician to openly tout their ambitions in this climate of exhaustion and frustration. That’s why it was unsurprising to read Vice President Kamala Harris stress to the Wall Street Journal

We all miss the fallen icon, but dropping subpar releases after her death is straight-up disrespectful

If you’re going to release a “new” song from Aaliyah, it should at least be audible. That not only meets the bare minimum for any musical release in 2021, but when it comes to Aaliyah specifically, it’s a sign of reverence for someone who managed to become one of the…

Michael Arceneaux

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

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