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Texas blog roundup for the week of December 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance is dusting off its recipes for wassail and figgy pudding as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 14

“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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 8

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.

Weekend link dump for December 7

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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 1

The Texas Progressive Alliance is back from its tryptophan vacation as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 30

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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 24

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.

Weekend link dump for November 23

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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 17

The Texas Progressive Alliance continues to look forward as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 16

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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 10

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.

Weekend link dump for November 9

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. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 3

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.

Weekend link dump for November 2

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 — […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance says VOTE VOTE VOTE as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 26

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? […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 20

“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.

Weekend link dump for October 19

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. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 13

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.

Weekend link dump for October 12

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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 6

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.

Weekend link dump for October 5

A psychic tour of lower Manhattan. “Today the media are covering the next part of this story, the inevitable outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, mostly among children who have not been vaccinated.” Congratulations to Irish teenagers Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, winners of the 2014 Google Science Fair. “There were many kinds of people […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone read at least one banned book last week as it brings you this weeks’ roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 28

Immunization rates in the toniest LA preschools are in line with immunization rates in developing countries like Chad and South Sudan. “In short, mainstream economics – and the concept of homo economicus – recognizes only half of what makes us human. We are undoubtedly motivated by self-interest. But we are also fundamentally social creatures.” I […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes it had as much vacation time as Congress does as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 21

I once had “equinox” played against me in a Scrabble game. On a triple word score square. Needless to say, I lost that game. How to find your tribe, in one easy step. “Rigorous studies tend to find that wellness programs don’t save money and, with few exceptions, do not appreciably improve health.” This is […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t need Congressional approval to bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 14

“But if policymakers really want to clean up the tax code, they need to look at tax breaks that are embedded in our system. And the best place to start is with some of the most regressive ones: taxes breaks for homeownership.” Wait, so that silly Budweiser town thing involves a real, actual town? Who […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance commends Sen. Wendy Davis for her courage as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 7

Ten things college professors hate. I’m going to guess teachers at other levels don’t like most of those things, too. Some employers are still being jerks about contraceptive coverage. “If we want to write Ulysses, our generation may not be sexting enough.” “A few colleges are doing something else about the problem of campus rape: […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 1

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone had a good Labor Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 31

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a nice little windfall for the ALS Association, but what they really need – what we as a country really need – is a greater public investment in medical and scientific research. Thanks to the stupid sequester and our general fetish of “balanced” budgets, we’ve cut a ton of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Back To School Week as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 24

Have you ever said to yourself “What the world really needs is a Tumblr of motivational cat posters with Samuel Beckett quotations“? Well my friend, you are in luck. Sometimes life really does hand you lemons. “Several new apps offer quick ways for college students facing unsafe or uncomfortable situations to reach out to their […]