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Texas blog roundup for the week of December 5

The Texas Progressive Alliance plans to send half its members to Mexico unless it gets a tax break as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 4

“Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his sprawling business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject Trump.” “Those who can only see Obama and Trump’s executive actions in […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 28

The Texas Progressive Alliance is more familiar with the word “emolument” than ever before as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 27

What Larry Summers says. From August but worth reading if you haven’t already: Why Twitter has such a problem with harassment and abuse, and has never figured out how to mitigate it. Homer Simpson Is Now the Subject of a College Philosophy Course. “Politicians do not deserve respect simply on the basis of the fact […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 21

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 20

Making the case for the Detroit Lions as America’s next favorite sad-sack perennial-loser franchise. “Donald Trump is Marion Barry for rural white people.” RIP, Leon Russell, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician and songwriter. RIP, Robert Vaughn, versatile character actor best know for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. “According to two sources with direct knowledge […]

Weekend linkdump for November 13

So apparently the Cubs winning the World Series represents a minor plot problem for one of Scalzi’s book series. It’s like that episode of Star Trek: TNG where Picard talks about Fermat’s Last Theorem still being unsolved, an assertion that became untrue five years after that episode aired. The amazing story of a former MLB […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 7

The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy this election is over as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 6

“More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The preliminary verdict: The kids are all right.” I Waited 96 Years: Women who were […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 31

The Texas Progressive Alliance asks if you have voted yet as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 30

“The 2016 campaign may have reached dispiriting new lows, but voter registration in America has soared to new heights as 200 million people are now registered to vote for the first time in U.S. history.” That’s a 33% increase – over 50 million registrations – since 2008. Who wants a Game of Thrones/Westworld crossover? Some […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 24

The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the start of early voting as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 23

It’s hard out here on a clown. Your Internet-connected devices have lousy default security. You might want to do something about that. President Obama’s list of essential sci-fi movies and TV shows. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown turns fifty years old this Halloween. It’s still as sincere as ever. Robbing banks ain’t what it […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 17

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t even know where to begin with the latest allegations in the Presidential race as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 16

“Walk-to-School Day also is also a reminder of the many ways we’ve engineered walking out of the lives of children, and how forbidding our culture and environment can be toward walking.” What James Madison said, or at least what he would have said if he were alive today and had a potty mouth. Is the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 10

The Texas Progressive Alliance has never said anything like what Donald Trump said to Billy Bush when they thought no one was listening, not in a locker room and not anywhere else. No decent person says things like that because no decent person thinks like that or acts like that. What the TPA does say […]

Weekend link dump for October 9

“Donald J. Trump has a cruel streak. He willfully causes pain and distress to others. And he repeats this public behavior so frequently that it’s fair to call it a character trait. Any single example would be off-putting but forgivable. Being shown many examples across many years should make any decent person recoil in disgust.” […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 3

The Texas Progressive Alliance knows it picked a bad week to quit snorting Dristan as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 2

The Jerry Orbach Memorial Art Car is a thing that needs to happen, especially if they promise to bring it to Houston for the next Art Car Parade. On being a cafeteria Catholic in American politics. Complete with dissenting view to accompany it. Roger Maris and The Asterisk, 55 years later. What Scalzi and Orzel […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 26

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes Tom “Smitty” Smith a happy and healthy retirement as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 25

Density is easier said than done. Beware of ransomware, and know how to protect yourself. If you want to know how much time you’re going to spend watching TV this fall, this can tell you. You’re on your own for how you cope with that information. This is why I don’t plan to see that […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 19

The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers tote bags for its deplorables as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 18

Two-factor authentication still has its limitations. Deep Space Nine was my favorite Star Trek, too. “So maybe more than any issue right now, Putin has become the ultimate test of GOP loyalty to Trump. Do you agree or disagree with Trump on Putin? That question will separate the ardent Trump supporters from the Republicans who […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 12

The Texas Progressive Alliance has a secret plan to ask someone else for a plan to bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 11

What kids wish their teachers knew about them. “We hear too much about what’s wrong with baseball. We need to hear more about what’s awesome about baseball.” Crime is a big problem at WalMart. “The Beach Boys’ Southern California sound was synonymous with sunshine, but founding member Mike Love remembers when darkness crept into their […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 5

The Texas Progressive Alliance will not be appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” this fall, though it will be bringing you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 4

“I get a lot of emails these days, (a good thing!) and a lot of them involve people sending me links to houses (or pictures of their own) asking me whether or not the house in question is or is not a McMansion. This post aims to explain the important differences between the two.” “According […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance urges support for Louisiana flood victims as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 28

Here are those pictures of cats sitting on glass tables that you didn’t know you needed. The Iron Nun. We are not worthy. “[F]alse confessions happen. They happen all the time. Brendan [Dassey] is not an anomaly.” Behold Rossia pacifica, an adorable purple googly-eyed not-really-an-octopus. “Ibtihaj Muhammad’s message of inclusion—her embrace of an America that […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance keeps the flame burning as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 21

“What’s really most important is that each of these people believe that the center of gravity in the GOP is pro-Trump and that their political futures would be damaged by turning against him. That is the big deal, far more important than this or that single person being admirable by bucking the tide.” Meet the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance announces that all of its members have renamed themselves “Simone” as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 14

Derek Jeter celebrates Ichiro Suzuki and his pursuit of 3,000 hits. Easily my favorite Ichiro story is how he learned Spanish phrases so he could banter with/trash talk Latino players. There’s a new world record for mattress stacking, and it was set in Wichita Falls, Texas. You’re welcome. What Ibtihaj Muhammad says. A-Rod‘s playing career […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance is feeling the Olympic spirit as it brings you this week’s roundup.