After a caller said he loved his Medicare Advantage, I explained why it is a fraud, and everyone should stick with traditional Medicare if they can.
A West Bank family sent their kid to America, believing it was safer. A hate-filled gun touting Vermont resident did more harm with a gun than back in the Middle East.
While the design of our economic system is severely flawed and biased toward those with capital, compared to past economies and world economies, the U.S. is doing fine.
A cop called into PDR to complain that we painted all cops with one brush. After a back & forth, he agreed the good cop must also be held responsible for the bad cops they choose to appease.
Amy McGrath did not mince her words about the state of the Republican Party and its impact on our security. She said the GOP elevates their dumbest.
The Hartmann Report
Bringing our manufacturing back from overseas will reverse the 40-year-long slide of the American middle class and rebuild our nation’s security & economy. China is threatening the United States: this could get very ugly, very quickly. Here’s what’s happening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a trip to Taiwan, the first for a Speaker in […]
use he has not been held to account, Trumpism has spread across the US landscape like metastasized cancer, with GOP politicians who aspire to corrupt strongman status emulating him in every state
America is no longer all-white or all-under-white-control and white supremacists on the Court are bound and determined to do something about it
As a five-decade social justice organizer, college educator of 32 years, and parent to two activist adult children, I was and am repeatedly asked, okay so you’ve defined a serious problem – in this case,
Know thine enemy. The ongoing threat of full-blown Fascism triumphing here on, or shortly after, January 20, 2025, Presidential Inaugural Day, should deeply, deeply concern every pro-democratic, patriotic, thinking American.
League of Independent Voters of Texas
Are imperial governance and the related constitutional wreckage taking Texans down a dangerous path to a constitutional crisis?
The elephant in the Texas voting booth that neither party wants to talk about is the suppression of a plurality of Texas voters. Surprise! There are more non-aligned and independent Texans than Democrats or Republicans.
Egberto Mentioned In Media
The Tribune took up the story of my home being firebombed with fireworks in Kingwood, TX. This was a very frightening experience for my wife and daughter. As I told the reporter, if they try this again, we will be ready to protect our property. Act of delinquency in Kingwood casts shadow on New Year […]
Byron Thomas is 19, a freshman at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, an African-American and a proud Southerner. He hung a Confederate flag in his dorm room window until the university asked him to take it down because several people had complained about it. (The university later stepped back from the request, saying […]
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Egberto’s Published Articles
by Egberto Willies and Keyan Bliss (Originally Published at Common Dreams) Three weeks after Christmas, the American judiciary gave telecommunications corporations a huge present. On January 14 a federal appeals court decided to weaken the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Internet Neutrality policy by striking down the rules it adopted in 2010 to regulate Internet service […]
It seems like I chose just about the right time to write an article on Wendy Davis. She finds herself under attack not only by the entire Right Wing establishment, but from the traditional media as well. She happens to be the story to balance the myriad of bad acts by Republicans. There is a […]
Judge McLeod turned around his office in two months. McLeod and his staff accomplished more in 2 months than his predecessor did in two years.
Occupy Kingwood VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL This is our 46th week of Occupy Kingwood. It is the week before the election and some folks are a bit nervous, some do not care, and some think it really does not matter who gets elected. I personally believe it does matter for inasmuch as both parties […]
My disappointment with some Netroots Nation Liberal brothers and sisters was their willful inability to empathize. The post-mortem after many have reevaluated gives me great hope.
Coffee Party Posts
The Coffee Party USA board of directors coalesced around a strong voter education and turnout strategy that we will be releasing in the forthcoming weeks.
icture a rhinoceros in the rainforest. Add a herd of elephants, families of orangutans swinging through the treetops, and tigers prowling the understory, and there is only one place in the world you could be. Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem is one of Earth’s most ancient forest ecosystems, a laboratory of life’s potential where the alchemy of evolution has […]
’Tis the season for holiday shopping, and as American consumers ready their spending dollars, few of us are likely to link our gift buying to the high cost of low prices on the other side of the planet. This is especially true for what has come to be known as “fast fashion,” the clothing equivalent […]
“Thirty years ago,” Damon Linker told The Guardian, “if I told you that a bunch of billionaires and intellectuals on the right are waiting in the wings to impose a dictatorship on the United States, you would have said that I was insane.”
Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, recently issued a scathing statement about the shameful state of the United States economy.
In 2023, Republican state governors went to unprecedented lengths to enact universal school voucher programs in legislative sessions across the country and made support for these programs into rigid party ideology.
Ryan Andreas helped his union push through legislation for a national infrastructure program in 2021, realizing that historic upgrades to America’s utilities, ports, and bridges portended brighter futures for him and his co-workers at Travis Pattern and Foundry.It turned out exactly as Andreas anticipated.
A Few Takes
In fact, she was a trailblazer that feared no one. Women like her laid out the path for all the subsequent journalists. She was so good in so many aspects of journalism.
Well, this may be Elon Musk’s landing path to leave Twitter to someone less biased. Otherwise the platform is dead. The good thing that came out of this is likely the search for social media decentralization.
It is time that we decentralize social media. Mastodon may be the platform to start the transition.
People Making a difference
Young activist, Brialle Ringer, a Living Room Conversations, Communications Partner, made me think. Pleasure activism is where it is at.
Angeliina Lawson is the sole progressive on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees trying to be fiscally accountable and transparent.
This weekend I took my daughter, who’s had two strokes and is compromised on her left side, to Houston’s Abilities Expo. We encountered a rude, insensitive, foul-mouthed attendant.
This is what leadership looks like; unlike the Humble Independent School Board, whose lack of science-based serious care for our most precious resources, our kids, have already endangered many of their lives, our county leaders are acting responsibly.
Our local Kingwood Texas friend, Mike Collier (@CollierForTexas), is ready to kick the failed Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick out of office. Finally, someone who instead of giving away the store to corporate friends will do the bidding for Texas citizens.
A friend/neighbor was walking through the trails in our Kingwood, Texas neighborhood and came across an epithet that clarifies Trumpism & Racism are alive & well in our town.
Our outdated power grid is indeed a significant hindrance to efforts to combat climate change. One of the key issues is the grid’s limited capacity to integrate renewable energy sources (solar, wind, etc.), a needed step if we’re to make the transition to a clean energy economy.
I watched Chris Rock on Netflix this morning. It was clear that the Will Smith slap at the Oscars has affected Chris Rock’s comedy.
Just got back from the movie “Honk for Jesus.” It felt familiar. A woman told my wife, “That’s the Eddie Long story.” Yes, it is similar to the iReport I did in 2010.
It’s not uncommon to hear talk about the dire consequences of global warming—rising-sea levels, extreme weather and ecological disruptions. But there’s another dimension to this crisis that doesn’t get much attention but is equally concerning: the link between global warming and increased violent behavior.
Kitchens have traditionally had one of the worst environmental footprints in the home. However, technological advancements have brought more eco-friendly materials and tools for greener kitchens.
The Texans vs Bills game was exciting but it should have ended in regulation. Bill O’Brien is lucky to have stellar players.
Simone Biles continues to make Houston proud as she wins female athlete of the year. Congratulations! COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Gymnastics powerhouse Simone Biles has been named the 2019 Team USA Female Olympic Athlete of the Year after another record-setting performance in competition this year. Biles topped a list of award-winners of the honors presented […]
Move To Amend
Many grassroots organizations have converged on Philadelphia, PA using the Democratic National Convention as the catalyst to organize for a better America.