Alex Henderson,

Alex Henderson

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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  • Pasadena Weekly
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Recent articles by Alex:

Watchdog reports evidence the State Dept. IG may have been fired in a cover-up for Trump’s friend

The Acting State Department inspector general resigned months after his predecessor was fired by Trump → Read More

Trump makes an overtly racist appeal to white suburban voters but doesn't understand modern suburbia

"Trump’s claims about suburbia are not only blatantly racist — they are also painfully out of date" → Read More

4 reasons why Richard Nixon would be too liberal for Trump Republicans

It was 46 years ago, on August 8, 1974, that President Richard Nixon — overwhelmed by the Watergate scandal — announced his resignation. And the following day, Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn in as president of the United States. Nixon, in his day, was considered arch-conservative, promoting anti-communist hysteria, a "law and order message" and the War on the Drugs. And in 2020, President… → Read More

'It's A Disgrace': Former Top GOP Consultant Rips Republicans For Big Lies

In 2012, Stuart Stevens served as the chief strategist for Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and tried to prevent President Barack Obama from winning a second term; in 2020, he is a Never Trump conservative who is rooting for former Vice President Joe Biden, → Read More

Appeals court rules House can subpoena former White House Counsel Don McGahn for testimony

Trump asked McGahn to defy a subpoena, claiming he was “absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony” → Read More

A "growing sense of doom": Republicans privately admit the polls look grim

The GOP is now predicted to not only lose the White House in November but also lose the U.S. Senate → Read More

Federal judge "fast-tracks" census lawsuit against Trump administration

Trump issued a memo calling for the exclusion of undocumented immigrants “from the apportionment base" back in July → Read More

Republicans "actively helping" Kanye West get on presidential ballot in several states: reports

“If Mr. West’s goal is to disrupt the general election . . . He is going about it in a strange way" → Read More

Mike Pence: "Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives"

The Christian right has a history of railing against Supreme Court justices who were nominated by GOP presidents → Read More

Mike Pence says Johns Roberts is a ‘disappointment to conservatives’

The Christian right a long history of railing against Supreme Court justices who were nominated by Republican presidents but weren’t the far-right culture warriors they anticipated — and now, social conservatives have turned their ire on Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed by President George W. → Read More

GOP Operatives Push To Place Kanye West On Presidential Ballots

On July 4, West tweeted that he planned to run for president. Now Republican operatives are trying to help the rapper get on the presidential ballot in various states. → Read More

How White Evangelicals’ Hostility To Science Fueled Spread Of Coronavirus In The South

Historian Laura Ellyn Smith discusses the fact that COVID-19 has been hitting the South so hard recently — and argues that the "anti-science" views of far-right white Christian fundamentalists are partly to blame. → Read More

"Irregularities" found in Trump administration’s contract for company used to collect COVID-19 data

The COVID-19 hospital data system that bypasses the CDC has been plagued by delays and inaccuracies → Read More

Trump-appointed judge tosses out Rep. Devin Nunes' defamation lawsuit

The Republican from California has not been shy about filing lawsuits against his critics → Read More

GOP operatives push to get Kanye West on the presidential ballot: reports

In 2018 and 2019, Kanye West was President Donald Trump’s most prominent supporter in the hip-hop community, sometimes inspiring criticism from other rappers who considered the president overtly racist. But on July 4, West tweeted that he planned to run for president — running against Trump and form → Read More

Trump-appointed judge throws out Devin Nunes’ defamation lawsuit

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes of California has not been shy about filing lawsuits against his critics, including journalist Ryan Lizza — who he sued for defamation in response to an article published in Esquire on September 30, 2018. But a judge who was appointed by President Donald Trump, as Politico’s Jos → Read More

Historian details how ‘anti-science’ views of white evangelicals in the South helped fuel the 2nd wave of COVID-19 – A

When the coronavirus pandemic was killing thousands of New York City residents in the spring, many far-right Republicans in Texas and the Deep South argued that they shouldn’t be forced to practice social distancing or wear protective face masks because of a Northeastern Corridor problem. They faile → Read More

New Poll Shows McConnell Safe — But Graham In Serious Danger

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have spent decades in the U.S. Senate — McConnell was first elected in 1984, Graham in 2002 — and the southern Republicans are both up for reelection this year. Democratic voters would love to see both of them voted out → Read More

Foreign policy experts struggle to explain Trump’s devotion to Vladimir Putin

Americans who are old enough to remember the Cold War find it ironic that President Donald Trump has such a favorable view of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s relationship with Putin is the focus of an op-ed that Jim Sciutto, CNN’s chief national security correspondent, wrote for its websit → Read More

Researcher explains how white supremacy came to dominate evangelical Christianity — and the modern Republican Party

Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, in an August 3 column, explains the prominent role that racism plays in the modern-day Republican Party and the Christian Right — and she draws on the insights of Robert P. Jones, author of the book, “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremac → Read More