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Weekend link dump for May 22

Apparently, John Stewart doesn’t think much of the coverage of this Presidential campaign. “People who think that important legislation gets passed by presidents making opening bids far outside the expected negotiating space have no idea how presidential power works. (And, for that matter, have no idea how negotiating works. If the Mariners phone up the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like for everyone to be able to pee in peace as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 15

“The 500-euro note, the bill of choice for many criminals looking to transfer large amounts of money without the authorities knowing, is being eliminated.” “Among all these classes of professionals, all these institutions, that whole superstructure of US politics built around two balanced sides, there will be a tidal pull to normalize this election, to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 9

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the Leicester City football club for its amazing underdog Premier League championship as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 8

I for one welcome our robot monk overlords. “There’s a sickness here. We’re covered with ticks. We call them trolls, and they are, but that’s also a way to dismiss them — as if they’re just cantankerous outliers hiding under bridges.” Two words: Chewbacca weevils. You’re welcome. “Here, then, are several Things I Have Learned […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 2

The Texas Progessive Alliance notes that Festivus poles can be repurposed for May Day celebrations as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 1

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? Signs point to Yes. “The emergence of companies as social activists is complicating traditional attitudes on both the left and the right.” “Wall Street executives would have to wait at least four years to collect most of their bonus pay and could be forced to return money if their […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance is gathered here today to get through this thing called mourning the loss of Prince as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 24

At some point, you’d think they’d have to actually find a Bigfoot, right? It’s time for Animaniacs once again. Has Carroll Spinney passed the torch on playing Big Bird and Oscar? You want to claim your product is “all natural”, you’re going to have to prove it. “Today, throughout white evangelicalism and the rest of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the LGBT community of North Carolina and Mississippi as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 17

That Amazon Galaxy Quest project will sadly not be happening in part due to the death of Alan Rickman. A richly deserved honor for Sonia Manzano. I do love a good Joel Kotkin takedown, yes I do. What’s at stake in Texas’ lawsuit against the Obama immigration order, which will be heard by the Supreme […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 11

The Texas Progressive Alliance cannot be found in the Panama Papers as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 10

Lots of corporations are getting nervous about being involved with the Republican national convention. As well they should. “Thus, in America’s increasingly polarized political climate, the LDS Church has managed to do the impossible: maintain credibility among their ideological brethren (religious conservatives) while also winning praise from their political opponents (American progressives).” The gas station […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance is buying some peanuts and Cracker Jack as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 3

“Why has marriage declined in America? Here’s my dorm room bull theory: it’s because men are pigs.” You kids today don’t know how good you’ve got it. In my day, we didn’t have illustrations by XKCD artist Randall Munroe in our science textbooks. Honestly, the real crime was renting Freddie Got Fingered in the first […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 28

The Texas Progressive Alliance is sad that Rick Perry won’t come out of retirement to run as a third-party alternative to Donald Trump as it brings you this week’s roundup. (Sad for all the missed comedy opportunities, of course.)

Weekend link dump for March 27

“The genetic roots of today’s Irish, in other words, existed in Ireland before the Celts arrived.” That so-called VA “scandal” was a load of bollocks stirred up by the usual suspects. “The GOP is divided between those people — variously called the Tea Party or the base or the insurgents — and the rest of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 21

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes your brackets are in better shape than its own as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 20

Oh, just another massive Web vulnerability you need to worry about. Fifty things about Game of Thrones season 1, if you’re into that sort of thing. “That’s the paradox of I Am Cait. Jenner might not be a perfect spokesperson or advocate for trans rights herself, but she is still responsible for increasing trans visibility […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 14

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for its annual overdose of college hoops as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 13

High School Musical 4: The Next Generation is a thing that will happen, though not quite under that title. Rob Gronkowski is your new Mister Rogers. Sort of. “We found that people who eat chocolate at least once a week tend to perform better cognitively.” “David Alan Grier has been cast as the first African […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 7

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates all the winners of last week’s primary elections as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff explored the pros and cons of Universal Vote By Mail. Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos argues that there are subtle tactics taking place at election polls, at least in Harris County, […]

Weekend link dump for March 6

OJ Simpson thinks that show about his murder trial makes him look way too guilty. Poor baby. Should we kill the C-note in the name of fighting crime? What Chad Orzel says. It’s OK for dead Republicans to vote. A few more reactions that Facebook forgot to add. Three words: Giant prehistoric armadillos. You’re welcome. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to rumble for November as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 28

Depending on your outlook, tomorrow is either a bonus day in February, or an “oh my God this month isn’t over YET?” day. Further evidence to bolster the more lead = more crime hypothesis. Prince’s passport photo is better than yours. “Instead, the reality may be another kind of simple numbers game: More time in […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that early voting for the 2016 primaries continues through Friday as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 21

The Recommended English Names for Fungi 2014 also serves as an excellent band name generator. I’m claiming “Blushing Rosette” while I still can. (Hat tip.) “Around 50,000 years ago, anatomically modern humans shacked up with some Neanderthals—and the genetic consequences are still doing a walk of shame through our generations.” “In fact, nearly every female […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you to get out and vote in the 2016 primary as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 14

What Marcia Clark thinks of The People v. OJ Simpson. How Game of Thrones could have gone horribly wrong. “In a stunning trend with broad implications, the U.S. economy has grown significantly since 2007, while electricity consumption has been flat, and total energy demand actually dropped.” “Ibtihaj Muhammad will be the first U.S. athlete to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds everyone that early voting for the primaries begins next week as they bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 7

What drives some people to collect dinosaur bones? The author of this piece was a high school classmate of mine. Oklahoma really wants to hate the gays. This guy hates The Big Bang Theory more than you do. (Warning: profanity) Turns out the measles vaccine has been an even greater boon for public health than […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 1

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to be able to ignore Iowa again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 31

Evangelicals deserve Donald Trump. “Eventually, the two parties may come to agree on the challenges the country faces, and then have actual discussions — and disagreements and competition — over how to address them. That’s bipartisanship. And counterintuitive as it may seem, Obama’s executive actions may be necessary to produce bipartisanship down the road.” The […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone stays safe in the snow as it brings you this week’s roundup.