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.
“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 […]
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes the Supreme Court finishes the job on marriage equality as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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, […]
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.
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. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is still waiting for someone to invent the hoverboard as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is takking a cup of kindness yet as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that all your days are merry and bright as they bring you this week’s holiday roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is dusting off its recipes for wassail and figgy pudding as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is back from its tryptophan vacation as it brings you this week’s roundup.
So how many screens do you have going right now? Some alternatives to Uber that are hopefully available in your town. Please come to Houston, Sidecar. A review of the ways Major League Baseball is experimenting with to speed up the pace of the game. Beware, Sherlock fans: “Tragedy” is coming to the show. Learn […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance knows that even in a bad political year it has plenty to be thankful for as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Fans of comic art should be sure to check this out. Duck Dynasty: The Musical. Not a joke, apparently. When corn mazes get out of control. Maybe this will help Ted Cruz understand what net neutrality is all about. Republicans don’t have to show they can govern. Anyone who tells you otherwise is at best […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance continues to look forward as it brings you this week’s roundup.
I was always sure that all six of these things were at the very least rude, but it’s good to write them down and make it clear. Beware Uber’s auto financing scheme. “Most people can think of someone who is a jerk or a pushover and largely clueless about how they’re seen. Sadly, our results […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that it’s not whether you stumble that matters but whether you get up and keep going as it brings you this week’s roundup.
What the President’s chip & PIN executive order is all about. “Americans did what they so often do after disasters. They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross, confident their money would ease the suffering left behind by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. They believed the charity was up to the job. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance fervently hopes that all of the election winners have our state’s best interests at heart as we bring you this week’s roundup.
If you haven’t voted yet, your last chance to do so is Tuesday. “Bewitched: The Next Generation After The Next Generation”. I dunno about that. A constitutional right to vote is something we should have established a long time ago, but better late than never. “It is also possible — and probably more likely — […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance says VOTE VOTE VOTE as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Placebo power should not be underestimated. You’re no Brooklyn, you know. In her spare time, Laurie Holden, aka Andrea from The Walking Dead, rescues sex slaves. And what have you done this weekend? Are you looking for a good way to ascertain that you are in fact old and out of touch with pop culture? […]
“Voting freshens your breath, whitens your teeth, and improves your sex life.” — Molly Ivins The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that EARLY VOTING HAS BEGUN as it brings you this week’s roundup.
On dealing with horrible bosses, in Hollywood and elsewhere. We’re using less gasoline. This is a good thing. “I have a friend who is a police officer and he never watches police procedurals. Even in the years when the Law & Order franchise owned the soul of NBC he wasn’t ever tempted to tune in. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the advance of marriage equality and looks forward to the day when it comes to our state as we bring you this week’s roundup.
News flash: “Reality” TV is heavily scripted and directed. Film at 11. A look at the extremely warped world of marriage counseling and advice columns of the pre-feminist era. “The prohibition against clause-final prepositions is considered a superstition even by the language mavens, and it persists only among know-it-alls who have never opened a dictionary […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance implores you to get a flu shot since the flu is a much bigger threat than ebola as it brings you this week’s roundup.