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Weekend link dump for October 15

What not to order at a chain restaurant, according to the people who work at them. It’s the end of the world as we know it, though probably not right away. The Babel Fish is coming. It’s decorative gourd season, y’all. “About half of fetuses with serious anomalies won’t be detected until an ultrasound at […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 9

The Texas Progressive Alliance also does not deny that it called Donald Trump a moron – among other things – as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 8

Pocatello, Idaho no longer has the worst flag in North America. “For for the fourth time since early last year, astronomers announced the detection of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of space-time created by the powerful collision of two black holes.” “On average, someone gets shot by an American toddler a little more frequently than […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance again urges our government to take utmost care of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 1

Sabrina, the Gritty Reboot, next on The CW. “For the first time in over 60 years, Brigham Young University will sell caffeinated soft drinks on campus.” “Artificial Colors are Back in Trix Because Nobody Liked Natural Ingredients”. Equifax sends an email to people affected by their data breach with instructions for how to protect themselves, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance urges our government to take utmost care of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 24

I guess this means my kids are Generation Z. I can already hear them rolling their eyes. How young is too young to take public transit by yourself? “In a just world, the name of Joseph De Laine would already be familiar to South Carolinians.” Basically, everything about this. Just go read it. “It is […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance encourages you to keep supporting Harvey and Irma relief efforts as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 17

How Game of Thrones spoilers happen. Because people want them to happen would be my explanation. “We’re not talking here about anything as puny as political economic power. No, climate is about something far more terrifying it its capacities: Climate change is about planetary power.” What’s really going on with Google Drive. “Why the Equifax […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 11

The Texas Progressive Alliance sends its thoughts and prayers to Florida as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 10

“Legal Aid should be a backbone of our social safety net, and limiting that service based on state bar requirements doesn’t seem to be helping anybody.” How does a remake of Lord of the Flies, but with girls instead, grab you? Assuming you didn’t realize that such a work already existed in another form, of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance suggests a donation to the United Way Houston Relief Fund to help everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff celebrated the federal court ruling that halted enforcement of the “sanctuary cities” ban before it went into effect. SocraticGadfly, from up in North Texas, […]

Weekend link dump for September 3

Just another day at the movies. No big deal. “Why would you attempt to pull a con on a community made up of hundreds of thousands of Meddling Kids?” The case for Taylor Swift’s new song being about Arya Stark. “Depending on how you’ve set up two-step authentication, however, this may be far from airtight […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 28

The Texas Progressive Alliance suggests a donation to the United Way Houston Relief Fund to help everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 27

“Three years ago, however, a small German town found a fourth option — you can involuntarily conscript Nazis into anti-Nazism.” “It’s a dramatic story, this epoch-defining tale about automation and permanent unemployment. But it has one major catch: There isn’t actually much evidence that it’s happening.” “With the start of the State Fair of Texas […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 21

The Texas Progressive Alliance supports the efforts to get rid of Confederate monuments as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 20

Good. Actions have consequences. “Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have introduced bills to crack down on protesters. Among those proposals are bills that would allow cities to sue protesters in order to collect money to pay police forces required at demonstrations, increase the potential penalty for nonviolent demonstrations, and increase fines against picketers.” […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 14

The Texas Progressive Alliance strongly condemns the racist Nazi violence in Charlottesville as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 13

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest for 2017. Go see gorgeous photos. Donald Trump could have been president in Sharknado 3. Which would have been infinitely preferable to current reality. “Now that the Republican Party has won the House, the Senate and the Presidency the effort it is making to Repeal and […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 7

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like you to know that Donald Trump did not dictate any of the contents of this week’s roundup to us.

Weekend link dump for August 6

A little thought experiment about a shift of power in the Senate. Chase your dreams, y’all. “If you’ve been asking why McCain is getting so much credit for this hit job, rather than his two female Republican colleagues without whose “no” votes the bill would have also passed, one of the answers is that he […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 31

The Texas Progressive Alliance puts skinny lattes over skinny repeals as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 30

“There’s no public indication yet what Trump Jr., Kushner, and Manafort specifically hoped to receive from the Russians. But if they were aware of (and believed) these conspiracy-theory reports regarding the Russians and Clinton’s emails—real-life fake news that had been bolstered by right-wing media and Trump’s own social media guru—they probably would have been particularly […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 24

The Texas Progressive Alliance is dancing like nobody’s watching them delete their old tweets as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 23

Same sex marriage is likely to be safe from future SCOTUS rulings even if Justice Kennedy retires in the next couple of years. I’d rather not test that hypothesis, though. Those hot girls on Twitter who want to follow you? It’s a scam. Don’t fall for it. “I don’t want to have the Bible debates […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 17

The Texas Progressive Alliance will only be discussing Russian adoptions in this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 16

What part of DO NOT TOUCH was unclear to you? Somehow, this is not satire. I got nothing. “This, of course, presents a problem for marketers: How do you sell food to a group of people that American culture has harassed into a near-universally fraught relationship with your products? It turns out the answer is […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 10

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like to bottle and sell Angela Merkel’s eyerolls as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 9

So is there a limit to human lifespans or not? A long and thoughtful story on lip synching and our changing attitudes towards it. I fall into the camp of those who prefer actual singing and playing of instruments by people, but I’m old. The Nuns on the Bus are back on the bus. Sweet […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 3

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone had a good Fourth of July as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 2

“They just stared at me, and at that moment, Tom’s door opened and another girl came out, adjusting her hair and taking off down the hall, while the first girl in line slipped into Tom’s room. This was a young man who knew something about time management and understood how to successfully juggle Bible study […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 26

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks lack of compassion should be treated as a pre-existing condition as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 25

“The AHCA would raise employment and economic activity at first, but lower them in the long run. It initially raises the federal deficit when taxes are repealed, leading to 864,000 more jobs in 2018. In later years, reductions in support for health insurance cause negative economic effects. By 2026, 924,000 jobs would be lost, gross […]

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.