• 01:00

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - The politics of religion

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    This week’s show  
    June 30th, 2014


    The politics of religion


    I attended the Texas Democratic Convention this weekend. The entire convention was inspiring and filled with energy. I spoke to a woman, an ordained minister who placed religion, politics, policy, and compassion for fellow human beings into context. Maybe the Supreme Court should listen to her after what they did today. Maybe they need to realize that religion has no place in business.


    Today is a day that will live in infamy. Everyone knows that the Supreme Court over the years have given corporations progressively more and more human rights. Today the corporation was also given the ability to have a religion.


    The Supreme Court in ruling on the side of Hobby Lobby has done two things. It has declared war on women’s rights from the highest court of the land. It has codified into its interpretation of the law that companies like people can go to church. Maybe they will find some way to lock corporations up, throw them in a jail cell when they misbehave.


    But you know what? Of more concern is that the Supreme Court has made corporations people with a license to discriminate. They are people with the right to control women. They have authorized a war on women.


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  • 01:00

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - America can afford Medicare for all

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    This week’s show  
    July 7th, 2014


    America can afford Medicare for all


    Last week while performing my engineering duties on KPFT’s Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig, a rather disturbing call came from a caller. The caller was not a bad person. The caller was not ill willed. The caller simply bought into the tenet that the mythical free market can solve all of America and the world’s problems.


    I do not mind folks having different ideological beliefs in most segments of our economy. In fact it may even be a great experiment to show what works effectively.


    Where these ideologies cause pain, financial distress, or deaths unnecessarily to our fellow human beings, to our fellow Americans, one should not leave it up to some unseen, unknown, or so far failed market.
    When the caller implied that morality had no role in the implementation of healthcare, I was left flabbergasted. He seemed to be of the belief that somehow there was some intrinsic benevolence to our mythical free market.


    There are grey areas in every debate. However there are areas where there are absolutes. Healthcare is one of the areas with absolutes. Those who want a complete mythical free market answer to healthcare have already been proven wrong. Americans need not have had to go through the past decades of wasteful medical spending and medical robbery. Simple arithmetic had the answer.


    There is only one solution that makes mathematical sense. It is Medicare for all.

  • 01:00

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - False choices on war with ISIS / ISIL

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    This week’s show   
    September 29th, 2014
    False choices on war with ISIS / ISIL


    It is déjà vu all over again. How shallow is our memory? For those who believe the narrative that is prevailing, it is imperative that we note that the art of persuasion is powerful. The American media for all practical purposes is a monolith. It is a monolith easily manipulated and controlled by the American plutocracy, by the military industrial complex, by the titans of finance, by all that benefit except you. They are one and all the same.


    The small boat that those powerful puppeteers are steering is dense. It displaces most rational thought. It isn’t that Americans are ignorant. It isn’t that Americans are dumb. It is that the art of persuasion is powerful. They have the means, the financing, and the medium to get believable false choices between the grey matter residing between your ears. They have the proper delivery and studies to push your buttons.


    The ramp up to this war is no different than the ramp up to the Iraq war in the early 2000s. Every move by Islamists were made an existential threat. They played on our fears. They are doing it again. So far the polls says we are falling for it. Is it not time for us to wake up?


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  • 00:59

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - President Obama heard the electorate, GO LEFT!

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    This week’s show 
    President Obama heard the electorate, GO LEFT!
    November 17th, 2014


    Today we will discuss the renewed President Obama. Did the 2014 Midterm election reinvigorate him. It sure seems that way. Let us discuss where do we go from here.


    Let’s get busy.


    Give me a call at (713) 526-5738. That is 713-526-KPFT. Remember you can also send me a tweet to@egbertowillies. Let us engage. It is politics done right.


    You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here.

  • 00:59

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - Will we be conned into war again?

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    This week’s show   
    September 8th, 2014
    Will we be conned into war again? ISIS / ISIL the pretext?


    Is it déjà vu all over again? Yes it is. The drumbeat for war is getting stronger everyday. This drumbeat is by the same suspects. Then of course the weakling fearful of appearing weak decide to grow one.


    The reality is that ISIS/ISIL is dangerous. However the question that must be asked, Is it for America to invest most of the resources to destroy this antiquated medieval thinking group? Absolutely not.

  • 01:00

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - Stereotyping Islam hurts us all

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    This week’s show 
    Stereotyping Islam hurts us all
    October 6th, 2014


    I am a fan of Bill Maher. He has the canny ability to break through the minutia. His political acumen is generally very good and well thought out. He does however have a weak spot that he needs to correct.


    Bill Maher has a following young and not so young. His display of a virulent Islamaphbia is something that Liberals of all stripes must call out and call out strongly.


    Over the last several months his rhetoric has been over the top. It is not good for our country. Moreover, he is feeding into the Right Wing politics that have led our country astray.


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  • 01:01

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - States no expanding Obamacare killing citizens

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    Today’s show is a discussion with you about the biggest poorly reported travesty occurring in our country. Some governors are causing the deaths of thousands of their citizens.


    While the talking heads on TV talk Obamacare strategy and how it will affect the 2014 elections, they continue to effect a disservice on every American citizen. Why because they concentrate on frivolities. The truly impactful aspects of Obamacare are under-covered yet the fallacies are given plausibility. Where is Charlene Dill’s story? Where is Elizabeth Hand’s story?


    Surely in a mobile country like the United States one has relatives in both Red States and Blue States. Everyone must be made aware of the different outcomes that result from the actions of their governors relative to the implementation of Obamacare in their respective states.


    If enough Texans, Floridians, Louisianans, Alabamians, and the citizens of other states not implementing Obamacare were fully informed, governors irrespective of party would be forced to do the right thing. Absent valid information, many are stuck in a state of fear and confusion.


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  • 01:00

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - Democratic Candidates Mike Collier & Sam Houston

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    This week’s show   
    September 22nd, 2014
    Texas Candidates Mike Collier, State Comptroller & Sam Houston, Attorney General


    Today it is my honor to present two of the most important Texas statewide candidates.


    Mike Collier says he is a “cop on the beat” who built a reputation for rigorous financial analysis, independent decision-making, and a commitment to telling the truth, no matter what. Is that’s what Texas needs right now.


    Sam Houston is running for Texas Attorney General. Sam Houston says that as our Attorney General, we can count on him to aggressively defend the rights of all Texans. Sam says he will bring the values he learned as a young man to work every day and will protect the legal rights of Texas businesses and citizens alike.


    Both of these candidates have been endorsed by the Austin Americans Statesman.


    You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here.

  • 00:59

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - Rand Paul encroaching Hillary Clinton’s turf

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    This week’s show  
    August 11th, 2014
    Rand Paul encroaching Hillary Clinton’s turf


    Narratives matter. Most importantly they metastasize over time. In watching Rand Paul over the last several months it is evident that he is running for president of the United States. Many rightly see him as a deeply flawed candidate. That notwithstanding, Rand Paul is building a narrative for himself that will appeal to many. Too many professional political watchers are discounting this man as they fail to really take the temperature of America.


    Rand Paul was one of the first politicians out with a bold statement in a Times op-ed. Who would ever think that Rand Paul would be leading the narrative on a social justice issue concerning Black men and referenced in a piece with a Black anchor and a civil rights leader? Progressives better wake up. I repeat, Rand Paul could be your next President.


    Let’s get busy.

  • 01:01

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - Obamacare is a winning message in next election

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    This week’s show


    Obamacare will be a winning message in next election


    This is the first Politics Done Right radio show on KPFT 90.1 FM. It is the progressive programthat will take the mystery out of politics. This is the program that will encourage you to make sure  government becomes we the people. Whether you are Liberal, Conservative or otherwise you get to air your point of view.


    Today is the last day to sign up for Obamacare. Will it reach the 7 million enrollment mark?


    Give me a call at (713) 526-5738. That is 713-526-KPFT. Remember you can also send me a tweet @egbertowillies. Let us engage. It is politics done right.


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  • 00:59

    Politics Done Right on KPFT - Corporations want big government. We on that works

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    This week’s show   
    September 15th, 2014
    Corporations want big government / Americans want government that works


    It was just a matter of time. One has to wonder what took so long. There was a time when Republicans would clobber Democrats on social issues, fiscal issues, religious issues. They’ve done it even though America has never really been a centrist Right country.


    The plutocracy for many years engineered that center Right myth. They did it by fusing a several  groups that were not natural allies. They created the Liberal that was anathema to God, guns, and gay hate. And with that they controlled us all using big government – not big government for Americans but big government for themselves.


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