Republican strategist Rick Tyler did not mince his words. He said that the Republicans in Congress now are not intelligent enough; instead, they are too stupid to be there.
Rep. Cori Bush did not mince her words at the sham Merrick Garland Judiciary hearings as she lectured her colleagues on oversight and their support for a ‘twice impeached white supremacist election overthrowing demagogue.’
Ted Lieu did his best to show the general audience that he could use the sham judiciary hearing to provide a substantive Jan 6th message.
Former Republican Operative turned Democrat Steve Schmidt did not mince his words as he slammed Sen. Mitch McConnell and the entire GOP for their implicit attacks on our democracy.
The caller implied that a man should have agency over a woman’s body if he is the one who impregnated her. We made it clear he was wrong.
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
I actually agree with Ron Paul quite a bit on foreign policy only (ONLY FOREIGN POLICY). We need to stay out of other countries’ business. The reality is the top one percent reap the rewards for what the average American taxpayer pays for and the average soldier bleeds and dies for. We have a big […]
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 […]
Egberto On TV
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.
I listened to the song with the new lyrics and got goose bumps. I can’t help but feel that we are at the cusp of the awakening most of us activists have been working and hoping for. Again I will admit that I was hesitant in supporting this movement but after speaking directly with many […]
I had a wonderful time at Netroots Nation 2011. It was very informative. Every Liberal and/or Progressive activist should make this a yearly conference to be attended. The breakout sessions were invaluable. Learning how to improve on engaging communities both online and offline, learning in how to get news coverage, learning how to engage minority […]
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.
The only useful thing to deduce from polls more than a year away from the next presidential election is this from Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin: “We have a deficit of accurate, reliable information in the electorate.” She’s right. A ghastly chunk of today’s voters simply don’t know what they’re talking about. “They tell pollsters […]
At the college where I teach, the school year started with an “LGBTQ Appreciation” reception. It was followed by a Black student reception, followed by a first-generation student event. Then the school celebrated a new multicultural resources zone at the student center. At my school, the words “diversity, ethnicity and inclusion” are points of pride. […]
Nobody ever accused Donald Trump of not knowing his constituency. Having lost the presidency, having made a list of suspects behind the “steal” (which he concocted long before losing), he and his MAGA kin have compiled a list of new offenses linked to the theft. The terms fit well with the old Jim Crow standby, […]
It has always been my view that good policy is good politics. If you deliver for the American people, if you address their needs, they will respond accordingly. It has also been my view that being honest with the American people, even when speaking the truth is uncomfortable and painful, is not only the right […]
Reviewing my shiny new set of Fulton County Indictment Cards, hearing a TV analyst piercingly call events “corruption colliding with consequences,” I thought of a nice old lady I encountered in 2016. Well, not exactly nice. Gray-haired and petite, she certainly looked less than deadly. That was before she saw literature with which I had […]
Well, Republicans: Now you can tell the bleeding hearts at the Brennan Center for Justice how wrong they are. Named for the late Justice William Brennan, fiercely dedicated to voting rights, the center calls the modern-day wave of Republican “ballot security” and “voter ID” measures a “solution in search of a problem.” Meaning the “problem” […]
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
As I walked in between protest movements at the Democratic Debate at TSU. Patricia Esteves was giving away T-Shirts. Her T-Shirts say.
Our communities would do well having more people like Ashley Mosley. She stayed in community where many have left intentionally.
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.
Sustainable parenting isn’t easy given all the ways modern society has become largely a profusion of disposable products. Besides making conscious decisions about the products you buy
Since the 1950s when uranium was discovered below the desert in the Grand Canyon region of Arizona, land managers, resource extractors, environmentalists and locals have debated the ecological impacts of mining this heavy metal
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.