Some of the blogs listed here will be political, with a Green or progressive focus. Some will be literary, although I'm not in the habit of reading literary blogs. Some will be the efforts of friends, most of whom lean left. Some will be miscellaneous.
Lisa Gray curates a group blog at the Houston Chronicle. Actually, it's more of a group essay party.
Brains and Eggs:
Perry "PDiddie" Dorrell swings from the left, Texas-style on local and state issues.
Caitlin Johnstone on Medium:
Caity is one of the Bernie Sanders supporters who have seen the Green Light. I'm a Patreon Patron of hers.
Off the Kuff:
Charles Kuffner gets even wonkier than I do when analyzing elections and campaigns.
Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox:
I should hope that, by now, Cindy needs no introduction.
Portland ME Green activist and YouTube phenom Asher Platts is continually campaigning to combat Yuppification in his city.
Twitter: @PunkPatriot, @AsherPlatts
YouTube: Punk Patriot
She is definitely progressive and literary, in addition to being the patron goddess of piano-slayers.
Amazing People Who Also Happen to Be Writers
This portion is a work in progress.
Rivera is an Occupy goddess and the single most articulate exponent of "leaderful" organizing I have ever met.
Houston-based YA writer whose neo–Riot Grrrl novel Moxie has been optioned for a film treatment.
Jeremy Scahill and Intercepted:
Scahill is a co-editor at the Intercept with the redoubtable Glenn Greenwald. Having read his books and heard him bust through mainstream-news bullshit on Democracy Now! I try to listen to the Intercepted podcast every week.
Harris County Green Party: Web | Facebook
Green Party of Texas: Web (on NationBuilder) | Facebook
Green Party of the United States: Web | Facebook
GreenwatchTV: Vimeo | Facebook
Organizations in Harris County & Beyond
Houston Peace & Justice Center: Web | Facebook
Houston Tomorrow: Web | Facebook
Tar Sands Blockade: Web | Facebook
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: Web | Facebook
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement: Web | Facebook
DBC and His 2014 Campaign
The Facebook Campaign Page
The Tweets (infrequent though they may be)
League of Women Voters, Houston 2014 Election Guide
Texas NORML Voters' Guide (DBC's answers on page 20)
DBC's Texpatriate Questionnaire and Responses
For most of its existence, I have resisted subscribing to any channels on YouTube, even those run by friends. This resistance arose from my worry that I would become hopelessly addicted to the site. Though not addicted yet, I'm finding that this cat-video nirvana is purveying more reliable news and analysis than the traditional media.
Eleanor G., I think you're swell! Ms. Goldfield, co-writer Kit O'Connell, and friends post a half-hour of progressive-to-radical analysis, interviews, and poetry every Wednesday. Look for my name in the Patron credits. You can also find the shows here.
Lee Camp and crew take the news from behind on RT America. Redacted airs Friday evenings, plus there are half-hour web-only Redacted Tonight: VIP casts posted on Thursdays.
The Jimmy Dore Show:
Yes, he's still associated with The Young Turks, but I don't hold that against him. Jimmy is not the smoothest operator on the Tube, but he's good at pointing out absurdities from both major parties, and we need that.
The Humanist Report:
Mike Figueredo is a truly woke Bernie Sanders–supporting millennial who knows that even his heroes can screw up. In the vein of Noam Chomsky, he demands ethical consistency and decries hypocrisy in public figures.
I first met Kate Fahr in Seattle in 2007, at a gathering before the Fremont Solstice Parade, and found her fascinating. The main focus of her channel is atheism, but she also does some excellent animation.