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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 14

The Texas Progressive Alliance honors the legacy of LBJ and the continuing struggle for civil rights as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 13

How to bake scientifically accurate cake planets. Because who wouldn’t want a Uranus cake for their birthday? It’s hard out here on a pregnant TV star whose character isn’t pregnant. All about Aereo in Houston. If Alfred E. Neuman were a real person, you’d never be able to un-see his face. It’s never too early […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 7

The Texas Progressive Alliance always comes in ahead of projections as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 6

The national divorce rate is a more complicated question than you might think. Who wants to get hoaxed about marrying a prince? The best day of the week to buy groceries is Wednesday. “Put aside, for now, the shameless hypocrisy of these self-styled heroes of the free market secretly engaging in such grotesquely anti-competitive practices. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 31

The Texas Progressive Alliance is glad that so many people will be getting health insurance even if that number should have been much higher as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff pushes back on some happy talk about the voter ID law. Dos Centavos reviews the biopic of Cesar Chavez and reminds […]

Weekend link dump for March 30

Time for Chief Wahoo to go away. The anti-social network has finally arrived. “Scientists have discovered a bizarre, bird-like dinosaur, named Anzu wyliei, that provides paleontologists with their first good look at a dinosaur group that has been shrouded in mystery for almost a century.” Micro-entrepreneurship ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. Someone please […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 24

The Texas Progressive Alliance has no idea what’s so hard to understand about the concept of equal pay as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 23

I am Locutus of WalMart. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. If you think coverage of Hillary Clinton is bad now, just wait till she actually announces her candidacy for President. Oh, and you’d better get your Hillary Clinton-related domain while you still can. “Looks to me like the fast food workers would benefit […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 17

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to bust some brackets as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 16

Spring break! For the kids, anyway. Blair and Tootie, together again. Wait, I thought drunk people placing ill-advised bets was Vegas’ entire business model? We really are making huge advances in the fight against HIV. Want to be a better boyfriend, or at least make your girlfriend think you’re a better boyfriend? There’s an app […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 10

The Texas Progressive Alliance is always springing forward as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 9

“I don’t know about you, but the idea that every single person in America who has ever had an injection has been protected because we harvest the blood of a forgettable sea creature with a hidden chemical superpower makes me feel a little bit crazy.” Go ahead and post that picture to Dogshaming.com, but your […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 3

The Texas Progressive Alliance is delighted to see marriage equality take another big step forward as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 2

No, the Scooby Gang has nothing to do with the Five College Consortium. The credit card data theft will continue for the foreseeable future. The power of third parties compels you. Sometimes it’s better to help from a distance than up close. In other news, Tom DeLay is still an idiot. Girl Scout cookies and […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 24

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks Ted Nugent is an appropriate spokesman for the modern Republican Party of Texas as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 23

Some Sharknade 2: The Second One news, for those of you (and you know who you are) that want it. I love Paris in the modern era, because in the old days it really stank. “Practically every big battle you see in the media arena is, one way or another, a battle between gigantic producers […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 17

The Texas Progressive Alliance is always ready for voting to begin as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 16

So how do ants drink water, anyway? Among other things, gentrification is anti-gang. Law and Order and computers, documenting history by the screenshot. Ever wonder what judges wear underneath their robes? Don’t smoke, y’all. Mr. Spock says so. Forget Wal-Mart, Costco is the new battle line in the culture war. Come to San Antonio for […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 10

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still learning the rules of team figure skating as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 9

I keep trying to come up with a pithy summary for this and I keep failing. It’s just…I can’t even. From the “Brevity is the soul of wit” department. Sharknado 2: The Second One is a thing that is happening. “Your humble, obedient servant” has always worked for me. Cutting food stamps hurts businesses, too. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 3

The Texas Progressive Alliance still has a dozen or so Republican responses to the SOTU it needs to get through as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 2

We’re not reading as much as we used to, but there are some promising signs. “So why aren’t these CEOs clamoring for economic policies that might actually address this?” I’ll give you three guesses. From the couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy department. On the reboot of the Carl Sagan TV show Cosmos, now […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to delete the phrase “polar vortex” from its vocabulary as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 26

You can now use Bitcoins to buy basketball tickets. In Sacramento, anyway. Pot legalization is the gay marriage of 2016. It’s hard out here on an atheist. “Having somebody to watch your kid(s) during the day opens a lot of additional options– for a second source of income, further education, or just general parental sanity. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 20

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks that if same sex marriage is OK for Utah and Oklahoma it’s OK for our state too as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 19

As The Slacktivist keeps saying, they are coming for your birth control. This is not about faith, it’s about politics. Now that we have a little distance from the Hall of Fame vote, let’s talk about ways to improve the process. Bill James advocated for enlarging the electorate years ago in The Politics of Glory. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance has no knowledge of any bridge lane closures as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 12

First world problems are still problems worth solving. When Captain America wears a turban, it’s pretty cool. As The Slacktivist often says, they are coming for your birth control. Don’t be surprised by it. “As a result, Netflix can’t, any longer, aspire to be the service which allows you to watch the movies you want […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance is off to a roaring start to 2014 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for January 5

Anyone know how to quit bringing auld acquaintance to mind? Anonymizing data is pretty much an oxymoron. We may yet have Anthony Weiner to kick around again. The Jon Swift Memorial Roundup for 2013. Would six Californias be better than one? Spoiler alert: Probably not. Spectacular photos of abandoned places around the world. Ah, Louie, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 30

The Texas Progressive Alliance bids farewell to 2013 and wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2014 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 29

It’s the end of the year as we know it… Porn filters are ineffective, blocking things they shouldn’t, not blocking things they should, and generally annoying everyone. As someone who was alive and using the Internet in the 90s, I could have told you that. Death of blogging predicted. Film at 11. “Under the norm […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a joyful and joyous holiday at it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 22

A link dump for kids from one to ninety-two… A long but provocative read on smarm and snark. From the Is Our Children Learning? department. RIP, Peter O’Toole, and RIP, Joan Fontaine. Hollywood is a little less royal today. Sergio Aragones draws 60 years of MAD Magazine history in a single pullout poster. A full […]