I’m Oliver Willis and since 2000, OliverWillis.com has provided opinions, analysis, rants and humor about politics, pop culture and anything that crosses my mind.
I consider myself an FDR-style Democrat: Strong on national security, progressive on domestic policy.
I voted for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama (twice!), and Hillary Clinton for President.
I live in Takoma Park, MD. I am originally from Silver Spring, MD. I have lived in Maryland, Jamaica, Florida (Lauderdale Lakes, Boca Raton), California (Los Angeles), and Massachusetts (Boston).
My parents and my family are from Jamaica.
Things People Have Said About Me
“The great Oliver Willis” – Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show, 8/24/12, 10/6/10
“Straight-up monster” – The NRA, 4/25/18
“Schmuck” – Neil Cavuto, Fox News, Cavuto Coast to Coast, 9/29/15
“Lowlife McCarthyite”- Glenn Greenwald, 12/10/16
“The president actually met with five far left internet people at the White House. Folks who have said extremely hateful things, for example blogger Oliver Willis” – Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, 10/28/10
“When Oliver Willis talks, it turns out, the blogosphere cares.” – Boston Globe, A1 Profile, 7/23/03
“… allied with other leftist bloggers to vilify those they want to silence or intimidate” – Washington Times, 5/8/07
“Blogger extraordinaire” – Joe Conason, 7/20/15
“You really do enjoy being a jerk, don’t you?” – Sopan Deb, NY Times writer, 8/21/17
“Oliver Willis, a popular Boston-based blogger” – Boston Herald, 11/4/05
“Willis doesn’t pull his punches, even when his target is the Democratic Party.” – Campaigns & Elections, 7/06
“Oliver Willis, a bright young African-American” – American Conservative, 6/19/06
“Blogging wunderkind Oliver Willis” – Baseline, 12/1/03
“Nationally prominent blogger Oliver Willis” – Louisville Courier-Journal, 6/6/05