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Texas blog roundup for the week of May 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 17

You do not have the constitutional right to sing in a post office. Does Ted Cruz know about this? A whole bunch of African rhinos may get relocated to South Texas. “The bottom line is that Brown Recluse spiders are extremely common in some areas but hardly ever bite anyone, and totally absent from vast […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 11

The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy designing its own TexMoji as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 10

Don’t buy me any peanuts or Cracker Jack, I’m allergic to them. “This is important, because even if you’re a hard-ass law-and-order type, you should understand that we no longer need urban police departments to act like occupying armies. The 90s are gone, and today’s teenagers are just ordinary teenagers.” Why you can cross giant […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Star Wars Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 3

There’s still work to be done on Title IX. I had a friend in college named Dave. In our senior year, he lived off campus and wanted to have the phone number 520-DAVE. He managed to convince the person who had it at the time to let him have it instead. After reading this, all […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that Blue Bell can get its act together before it’s too late as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 26

The war on acronym overuse continues apace. “Universal Television, which developed the project and is producing it, always had been high on Emerald City, initially trying to shop it elsewhere and then taking a new stab at the premise, described as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 20

The Texas Progressive Alliance honors the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing on the 20th anniversary of that dark day as it brings you this week’s roudup.

Weekend link dump for April 19

Wait, The Rules is still a thing? We are doomed as a species. Also, what Amanda Marcotte says. The Rules was as sexist towards men as it was towards women. Three reasons to be optimistic about the fight to save the climate. Electric cars are getting more affordable all the time. Let’s do the Time […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance revels in the start of another baseball season as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 12

There are so many better ways to spend tax dollars than spending them on prisons. “Brand owners are now expected to pay a fee to register the .sucks of their domain, or else face a third-party potentially misusing the domain. Coupled with the pricey per year cost, it’s hard to see ICANN’s confirmation of a […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of April 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that our state can learn the lesson of the Indiana debacle as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for April 5

Martin O’Malley is running the campaign for president that some folks have been begging Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run. A writer/producer for Lost explains in depth what was planned and what was made up as they went along. “LBJ did have some unique abilities that mattered at the margin. But the biggest factor in his […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 30

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks even Ted Cruz deserves affordable health insurance as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 29

There’s no scientific proof that mosquito shield bands actually work. The $500 million art theft you’ve never heard of. Just another reminder that James O’Keefe is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad person. Au pairs deserve better pay. No FEMA funds for you, climate-change-denying red-state Governor. How to draw a better sci-fi or fantasy […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance roots for underdogs even to the detriment of its own brackets as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 22

California > Texas when it comes to business. Don’t tell Greg Abbott, his head might explode. Buffy The Vampire Slayer is as revolutionary now as it was 18 years ago. “This is like watching bad cosplayers fight at the Comic-Con hotel bar, except a person has actually died here.” “We had a lot compared to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still full from celebrating Pi Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 15

The Ides of Texas are upon you. Or something like that. “And, he says, if Oakland—with its bloody, costly history of police brutality—can change, any city can.” How Intuit failed at “know your customer” security. “Whenever possible, make gravity the coyote’s greatest enemy“. “March marks five years since the Affordable Care Act was passed … […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 9

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

Weekend link dump for March 8

“You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Kardashian family.” So you may as well just surrender now. Be nice to rats, and rats will be nice to you. Dear people 65 and older in America: You are receiving a government subsidy for health care, whether you believe it or not. And it’s a pretty […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of March 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks the dress is blue and black and that the llamas should get their own TV show as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for March 1

If this were next year, it would still be February. Everything you ever wanted to know about Alex Rodriguez. Unless you didn’t want to know anything about him, I guess. The prospect of Hillary Clinton running for President is helping Democratic recruitment efforts in some red states. Just a reminder, the Duggars of 19 Kids […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant on the event of their wedding as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 22

On public shaming and its lasting effects. The war on yoga pants is proceeding apace. “Baseball used to be the sport where all you needed was a stick and a ball. It used to be a way out for poor kids. Now it’s a sport that increasingly freezes out kids whose parents don’t have the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance sends warm thoughts to everyone in the Northeast digging themselves out from snow again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 15

The modesty rules young girls and adolescents are taught to follow are contradictory and harmful. By making this argument in the midst of a measles resurgence, both [Sen. Rand] Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are trying to have it both ways: to emphasize that, no, they would never dispute the science behind vaccines, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 9

The Texas Progressive Alliance will be more than happy to never hear the word “sequestration” again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 8

Is it time to change the NBA playoff system to ensure the best teams qualify? The problem with (and promise of) word problems. “To put that another way: If you’re unvaccinated, you’re about 35,000 times more likely to die from measles than you are to win at PowerBall.” Great interview with Larry Wilmore, host of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of February 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that our government should be open and available to all as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for February 1

Have you checked to make sure all your balls are properly inflated? For those of you who insist on letting ugly facts kill off beautifully constructed Internet hoaxes. Magic secrets revealed by Teller of “Penn and Teller” fame. So long, SkyMall. I never bought anything from you, but I’ll miss you. “Researchers drilling through a […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 26

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.

Weekend link dump for January 25

“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 […]