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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, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 20

The Texas Progressive Alliance will light a scented candle outside Ikea in solidarity with the confused people of Sweden as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 19

Robocop was way ahead of its time, and it’s eerie how accurate a reflection of society it now is. Foreign students tend to pay full tuition at American universities, which helps subsidize things for everyone else. So having fewer of them thanks to Trumpian immigration restrictions will make college more expensive for everyone else. If […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance declares that the number of the counting shall be three (to zero) as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff looked at the Congressional seats the DCCC says it will target in 2018. Libby Shaw at Daily Kos exposes the craven hypocrisy of Texas Senator John Cornyn. No John […]

Weekend link dump for February 12

Meanwhile, in America… Heavens to Murgatroid! That time Bob Uecker used a tuba to shag fly balls before a World Series game. “Lesson: your friendly librarian is better at technology than you, so don’t pull crap like that. I will find you and you will pay.” You’re going to need the latest version of Chrom […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance wonders if invading Australia will be next on Trump’s to do list as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 5

“Top athletes demand an immediate end to hijab ban in basketball”. “Still, the survival of tax havens, like shipping flags of convenience, is an anomaly. If big, powerful countries and blocs really had a mind to it, they could roll over both in a week.” “But it has long been a trope of Holocaust deniers […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 30

The Texas Progressive Alliance has never been more proud of the ACLU as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 29

10 Actions for the first 100 Days. Neanderthals were people, too. “Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening”. The Dallas Stars Jumbotron operator is the best person in Dallas. #Seanspicersays I get more readers than the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal combined. Six […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance marches with the resistance as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 22

Watch this video of 15-year-old Francesca Belibi becoming the first girl to dunk in a Colorado high school basketball game. She’s only been playing basketball for 16 months. “Show creator Matthew Weiner and production company Lionsgate have donated the Mad Men archive – including scripts, drafts, notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance already really misses President Obama as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 15

“As a result, a broader array of financial institutions now are in a potentially powerful position over the incoming president. If the Trump businesses were to default on their debts, the giant financial institutions that serve as so-called special servicers of these loan pools would have the power to foreclose on some of Mr. Trump’s […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 9

The Office of Texas Progressive Alliance Ethics remains intact as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 8

“But none of that will dampen the fact that for these last eight years, the President of the United States actually listened to Native Americans and kept his promises to them. That is historic.” Just so we’re clear, there was no great crime wave last year. I’m sure this is how the inaugural speechwriting process […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that fewer of its childhood icons die in the new year as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 1

Here’s hoping 2017 doesn’t suck. Hey, remember that movie where Sinbad played a genie? No, you don’t, because it doesn’t exist. But some people insist that it does anyway. Don’t pay ransomware. There’s a better way. The most egregiously George Lucas-ass names in baseball. “All of the condescension of which liberals have been accused can’t […]