Stories by Alex Henderson

Alex Henderson's work has appeared in the L.A. Weekly, Billboard, Spin, Creem, the Pasadena Weekly and many other publications. Follow him on Twitter @alexvhenderson. subscribe to Alex Henderson's feed

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Here are some frightening, egregious examples of Americans being terrorized by SWAT teams and military-like units.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Young people living in the United States have inherited a broken country.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No, medical bankruptcy is not freedom.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Data shows that these hypocritical GOP-leaning states are likely to be the biggest recipients of federal tax money.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The GOP and the Tea Party are doubling down on their insanity, especially in the Deep South and Texas.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite all of the weight-loss schemes and goofy fad diets, life in America promotes obesity.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Throughout history, important figures of different religious backgrounds promoted positive change for the world.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Europe is ahead of America when it comes to healthcare, better sex ed and less violent crime.

Posted on: May 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These essentials need to remain in the public sector.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No wonder people in the U.S. are confused about what to eat.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If USPS in its current form ceases to exist, the results will be harsh.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

White and rural often means far-right Republican. Not in these states.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Customers benefit when actual competition occurs. But that's rare these days.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republicans promote policies that entrench poverty, and obesity and poverty often go together.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Behind the sex talk and hipster jeans, these groups are just as conservative.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Too-big-to-fail banks that should have been reined in back in 2008 continue to pose a major threat to the economy.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The GOP’s dirty little secret is that Republican and Tea Party policies are killing their base.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Many Americans, especially in the South, can look forward to dying far younger than their counterparts in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and much of Europe.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The party of Lincoln has become the party of Ted Cruz.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Young people living in the United States have inherited a broken country.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What will it take for America to reverse its dramatic decline?

Posted on: Aug 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Many innocent victims have become collateral damage in our pointless, destructive drug war.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Most of the terrorist activity in the U.S. in recent years has not come from Muslims, but from radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If the Christian Right had its way, the U.S. would be a theocracy.

Posted on: May 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The ones who scream the loudest about how godly they are often turn out to be the exact opposite.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Sexual attitudes in Europe are the stuff of the Christian Right's nightmares — yet many of those societies are better for having more open attitudes toward sexuality.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The GOP presidential hopefuls keep vilifying porn. Odd that the very people they're trying to pander to consume massive amounts of it.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For some women who become pro-dommes, working in a dungeon can be one way to cope with a brutal economy.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

From the Army of God to the Hutaree Militia to Gary North and his Christian reconstructionists, radical Christianity is alive and well in the United States.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In an economic downturn, some debt collectors have concluded that violating federal law is simply the cost of doing business.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Universal health care, better public education systems, socially liberal attitudes, a frustration with American politics ... there are many reasons to live in Europe.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Submissive kinky women are far from the shrinking violets that BDSM's critics have characterized them as being. Often they're women who know exactly what they want.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Thanks in part to the GOP's failed policies, America is such a hard place to raise a family that many people are delaying getting married and having kids.