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Weekend link dump for March 29

There’s no scientific proof that mosquito shield bands actually work. The $500 million art theft you’ve never heard of. Just another reminder that James O’Keefe is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad person. Au pairs deserve better pay. No FEMA funds for you, climate-change-denying red-state Governor. How to draw a better sci-fi or fantasy […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance roots for underdogs even to the detriment of its own brackets as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 22

California > Texas when it comes to business. Don’t tell Greg Abbott, his head might explode. Buffy The Vampire Slayer is as revolutionary now as it was 18 years ago. “This is like watching bad cosplayers fight at the Comic-Con hotel bar, except a person has actually died here.” “We had a lot compared to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still full from celebrating Pi Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 15

The Ides of Texas are upon you. Or something like that. “And, he says, if Oakland—with its bloody, costly history of police brutality—can change, any city can.” How Intuit failed at “know your customer” security. “Whenever possible, make gravity the coyote’s greatest enemy“. “March marks five years since the Affordable Care Act was passed … […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 9

The Texas Progressive Alliance is all about springing forward as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 8

“You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Kardashian family.” So you may as well just surrender now. Be nice to rats, and rats will be nice to you. Dear people 65 and older in America: You are receiving a government subsidy for health care, whether you believe it or not. And it’s a pretty […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks the dress is blue and black and that the llamas should get their own TV show as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 1

If this were next year, it would still be February. Everything you ever wanted to know about Alex Rodriguez. Unless you didn’t want to know anything about him, I guess. The prospect of Hillary Clinton running for President is helping Democratic recruitment efforts in some red states. Just a reminder, the Duggars of 19 Kids […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant on the event of their wedding as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 22

On public shaming and its lasting effects. The war on yoga pants is proceeding apace. “Baseball used to be the sport where all you needed was a stick and a ball. It used to be a way out for poor kids. Now it’s a sport that increasingly freezes out kids whose parents don’t have the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance sends warm thoughts to everyone in the Northeast digging themselves out from snow again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 15

The modesty rules young girls and adolescents are taught to follow are contradictory and harmful. By making this argument in the midst of a measles resurgence, both [Sen. Rand] Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are trying to have it both ways: to emphasize that, no, they would never dispute the science behind vaccines, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 9

The Texas Progressive Alliance will be more than happy to never hear the word “sequestration” again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 8

Is it time to change the NBA playoff system to ensure the best teams qualify? The problem with (and promise of) word problems. “To put that another way: If you’re unvaccinated, you’re about 35,000 times more likely to die from measles than you are to win at PowerBall.” Great interview with Larry Wilmore, host of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that our government should be open and available to all as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 1

Have you checked to make sure all your balls are properly inflated? For those of you who insist on letting ugly facts kill off beautifully constructed Internet hoaxes. Magic secrets revealed by Teller of “Penn and Teller” fame. So long, SkyMall. I never bought anything from you, but I’ll miss you. “Researchers drilling through a […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 26

Well more than two thirds of the Texas Progressive Alliance thinks this legislative session is off to an inauspicious start as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 25

“If Westerners can overcome their disgust of crickets—or any bug—as food, the environmental benefits could be significant.” “That’s why the new plan from House Democrats is so encouraging. It seems they are finally beginning to internalize the fact that American workers have been left behind for over a generation, and proposing the kind of brute-force […]

Minding Houston

Want to know about mental health issues and how they are being addressed by the Legislature? Tune in to Minding Houston, the legislatively-focused blog of Mental Health America of Greater Houston. From their About page: Mental Health America of Greater Houston is pleased to offer the blog, “Minding Houston,” which covers legislation and issues associated […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 19

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes the Supreme Court finishes the job on marriage equality as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 18

John Travolta will star as Robert Shapiro in the FX anthology American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. This is a thing that will happen. “If we ever build a Moon base, I think we should absolutely build a big swimming pool there.” So what does the E in “Wile E. Coyote” stand for, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 12

The Texas Progressive Alliance is girding its loins for what is likely to be an ugly legislative session as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 11

Just a reminder that commercial air travel really sucks. And there’s not much you can do about it without spending a lot of money. David Duke is now part of the mainstream in the Louisiana GOP. “It was bad enough when [Pope] Francis kept mentioning that Jesus scorned the rich in favor of the poor. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 5

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still waiting for someone to invent the hoverboard as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 4

New year, same old linkdumps. “Microsoft and Google don’t agree on much, but they’ve presented a united front against the hotel industry, which is trying to convince government regulators to give them the option of blocking guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots.” Anyone who really wants to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy and abortion […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance is takking a cup of kindness yet as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 28

It’s almost the year 2015, but where are the hoverboards? We were promised hoverboards! Mythbusters meets The Simpsons. “Researchers are unsure why whales have suddenly chosen to inhabit the city, though they posit it has something to do either with an increase in available food, or the high cost of rent forcing them from more […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that all your days are merry and bright as they bring you this week’s holiday roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 21

Happy winter solstice, y’all. Now let’s have some longer days, please. The pros and cons of science stories and their pedagogical value. Instant replay in baseball hasn’t prevented managers from getting ejected for arguing calls. It’s about time – way past time, really – that Democrats and progressives paid some attention to state issues. The […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance is dusting off its recipes for wassail and figgy pudding as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 14

“Indeed, evidence continues to mount that [Obamacare] is working extremely, even shockingly, well.” “And that’s what I’m writing about here—parents who believe that they need to nurture, protect, and encourage their children, especially when they’re still impressionable and very, very young.” “If there’s intelligent life in the cosmos, it’s probably nowhere we can get to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the Garner and Brown families in the quest for equal justice for all as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 7

Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference. If you’re just now coming out of your Thanksgiving coma, this is what put you there in the first place. This is what oligarchy looks like. Tim LaHaye has been wrong for a long time. How to correctly pluralize your surname for addressing holiday cards, and […]