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: Sep 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

When people are doing well, it can be hard for them to grasp the economic realities of the U.S. in 2015.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

FDR’s New Deal is in trouble in 2015.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Revelations about the actual doings of Scientologists are truly shocking.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Guess who has the worst customer service?

Posted on: May 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From too-big-to-fail to TPP, Sanders' entry into the race is sure to elevate the conversation.

Posted on: May 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

While homophobic bills can rally the GOP's far-right evangelical base, they can also be bad for business.

Posted on: May 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The most strident and sanctimonious moralists in the U.S. turn out to be total hypocrites.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Unless the U.S. changes course economically, the worst may be yet to come.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

These disgraceful incidents say a lot about the hard economic times we are living in.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Submissive kinky women are far from the shrinking violets that BDSM's critics have characterized them as being.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Just because they don't get as much coverage as ISIS or Boko Haram doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Americans' lack of worldliness clouds our views on everything from economics to sex to religion.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The middle class is facing a full-fledged economic assault, making parenthood harder.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Quite often, Fox News is too busy being racist and xenophobic to let facts get in the way.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Business is booming thanks to the prison-industrial complex.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. treated Cuba as an enemy while backing deeply oppressive Latin American regimes.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A man is staring down death row after killing a police officer during a no-knock SWAT raid.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It'll get worse if the Republicans continue their attacks on anti-hunger programs.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Nov 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We're becoming an industrialized nation marked by an ultra-wealthy minority and widespread poverty.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Authoritarianism creeps in slowly.

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.