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Texas blog roundup for the week of June 19

The Texas Progressive Alliance has a full load of scurrilous innuendo for you in this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 18

Yet another thing Donald Trump has ruined for us. If Kansas was an experiment to see if “conservative” policies would work, it was a massive failure. I mean, a really massive failure. Maybe we should pay attention to that. What Scalzi says about Coke Zero, though I will drink Diet Coke if that’s what is […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 12

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like to see some thinkpieces analyzing the economic motives of Lord Buckethead voters as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 11

“There may come a day when you will have to be The Advocate for someone you love. Do not do it under duress because that just creates more problems. Do not do it because you think it will somehow get you in the will because it may not. Do it because you love that person […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 5

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still debating whether it’s pronounced “cov-fee-fee” or “cov-fay-fay” as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 4

“The Las Vegas stadium is the new champion when it comes to extracting public largesse for private benefit, a distinguished title lineage that includes the Vikings’ new stadium, which was supposed to be paid for with electronic gambling that raised precisely zero dollars in its first year, or $35M less than expected; the new Braves’ […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t need a back channel to bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 28

“Two big reasons Trump will have a tough time pushing the special counsel around”. “The growing frustration with the Trump administration’s management — reflected in letters to state regulators and in interviews with more than two dozen senior industry and government officials nationwide — undercuts a key White House claim that Obamacare insurance marketplaces are […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance is old enough to remember when even Republicans considered giving classified information to the Russians a bad thing as it brings you this week’s roudup.

Weekend link dump for May 21

Meet Zuul crurivastator, the first dinosaur to be named after a “Ghostbusters” character. Why don’t women’s basketball fans follow their favorite players from college to the pros? “How Unprecedented Is James Comey’s Firing?” “The possibility that a lawyer’s small compromise of principle may put him on a steep slippery slope to a much larger personal […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t take loyalty pledges as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 14

Naming and billboard-shaming the Congressfolk who sold off your Internet privacy. I’m probably “Structure Neutral, Ingredient Purist” on the Sandwich Alignment Chart, but I’m still thinking about it. We’re in no danger of running out of Game of Thrones content just yet. “How can you tell phony drawings from real ones? There’s no easy way […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks lacking human decency should be considered a pre-existing condition as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 7

Six questions on Ivanka Trump’s new investment fund. “Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement, according to new documents obtained by the House oversight committee.” Shoulda listened. “Don’t let those failures lull you into a false sense of security. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 1

The Texas Progressive Alliance has squeezed all the news out of the past week like an $8 juice bag and put it into the roundup for you.

Weekend link dump for April 30

Other Congressional districts that could be as competitive as the 6th District in Georgia was. The evolution of the TV mom. From the archives, how to deal with a psychopath. (Spoiler: If at all possible, don’t.) “It’s hard to call these meetings political, at least in the narrow sense of partisan politics (save, perhaps, for […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 24

The Texas Progressive Alliance knows why the alligator crossed the road as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 23

Meet Jean Afterman, the highest-ranking woman in MLB’s front offices. “So now, 133 years later, in a 7-1 game in the ninth, you have to watch some 27-year-old failed starter huff and puff for 23 seconds, catching his breath while deciding between his fastball and his fastball, all because Pud Galvin and his ilk cheated […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 17

The Texas Progressive Alliance has nothing to hide in its tax returns as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 16

“Unlike the Golden Globes, where film and TV stars mingle on the red carpet but compete in parallel categories, MTV is all but erasing the barrier between the two.” The number of pedestrians being killed by automobiles is way too high. “The lesson that runs through all these moments is this: if you cling to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 10

The Texas Progressive Alliance really just wanted to celebrate the return of baseball as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 9

The original ending for Frozen, in which Elsa was the villain. So why do cartoon characters only have four fingers, anyway? “VPNs can be a useful tool for protecting one’s privacy online. However, it’s important to understand the limitations of this technology, and to take the time to research providers before entrusting them with virtually […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 3

The Texas Progressive Alliance has a story it wants to tell you in this week’s roundup, and it doesn’t require a guarantee of immunity for that.

Weekend link dump for April 2

Apparently, fans of the classic TV show CHiPS are not fans of the movie that they have not yet seen. I will say, if there isn’t at least one scene done in a roller disco, the movie will not be true to the spirit of the show. Beware the “can you hear me?” phone scam. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance promises to repeal last week’s roundup and replace it with something better and cheaper this week. It’ll be easy.

Weekend link dump for March 26

Air pollution denial is the new climate change denial. This is why I always use the Oxford comma. That’s Sir Ray Davies to you, bub. “Did you agree that FitBit owns your information? You probably didn’t think about that when you bought the device.” Sesame Street‘s newest Muppet has autism. “YouTube says it is looking […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 20

The Texas Progressive Alliance has not been wiretapped by the UK as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 19

“For the first time ever, solar ranked as the No. 1 source of new electric generating capacity additions brought on-line on an annual basis at 39%.” “It comes as no small shock, then, to learn that the supposed empirical bulwark of forensic courtroom science rests on what is, at best, a creaky empirical foundation—and that […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance was fake before but is very real now as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 12

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on TV 20 years ago. Yes, we are old. “Scientists announced on March 1, 2017 that they’ve identified the remains of 3,770-million-year-old microorganisms, now the oldest known microfossils on Earth. The discovery is in the form of tiny filaments and tubes – formed by bacteria – that lived on iron. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance solemnly swears that it did not have diplomatic relations with that Russian, Mr. Kislyak, as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff looks at precinct data in Senate districts, which present some interesting opportunities next year. Libby Shaw at Daily Kos is not surprised a Party that relies upon […]

Weekend link dump for March 5

Six tips for parenting your toddler President. We may never see another catcher’s balk again. Now this is what one might call an employment benefit. Where to find good data. “In just the last month since the concept of a March for Science went viral online, 287 satellite marches across the globe have been organized […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of Feburary 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance is always happy to celebrate the start of spring training as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 26

Egregious, intelligence-insulting lying by public officials is still a bad thing even if it isn’t illegal. “You’re about to see a big change to the sell-by dates on food”. Fourteen TV shows that blazed a path of inclusion for LGBT characters. “Brillian parody Twitter account/depressing vision of our global future President Supervillain—created by D.M. Higgins, […]