“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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance commends Sen. Wendy Davis for her courage as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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: […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone had a good Labor Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Back To School Week as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ferguson in their quest for peace and justice as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“Late last year, scientists unveiled the complete genome of a female Neanderthal whose 130,000-year-old toe bone had been found in a cave in Siberia. As it turned out, her sequence of some 3 billion DNA letters was not all that much different from mine or yours.” “So, we go from bogus attempts to stifle criticism […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is glad to live in an age where we can zap political ads on TV if we want to as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Now Republicans would like for you to believe that “reproductive health” and “women’s health” are two different things. Don’t trust USB devices. Like, at all. This guy hates being stuck in traffic more than you do. “The [Harry] Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks Congress can stay in recess all the way till November as it brings you this week’s roundup.
An older link, but since I’ve been seeing the question come up, here’s why grocery store rotisserie chickens are cheaper than uncooked chickens. A little mockery can go a long way. The state of California is doing just fine, thanks for asking. Dogs get jealous, too. How to raise kind children. “Like I said, I […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance prioritizes due process over expediency as it brings you this week’s roundup.
We have nothing to fear but people who fear inflation itself. Take a tennis ball and a soccer ball and blow the mind of some little kids. Three words: Aerosol cake batter. And you “bake” it in the microwave. Or save time and just spray it directly into your mouth, because of course you would. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the tragedy of MH17 as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“And that means that the Koch brothers, who spent an estimated $30 million on ads opposing Obamacare, might have actually had a hand in getting people signed up for insurance coverage.” Reading the polls is a little trickier than usual this year. As Neil Gaiman once said, George R.R. Martin is not your bitch. Financial […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes you all a Happy Bastille Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Same-sex marriage may soon be the law of the land, but you can still be fired for being gay, and you can still be discriminated against in a lot of other ways, too. Ted Cruz lies every time he opens his mouth. This is not a surprise. Want more Frozen? It’s on your teevee this […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance has been driving around asking about incendiary chemicals as it brings you this week’s roundup.
News flash: Spending a lot of time on your butt watching TV may be bad for your health. If you’re going to take money from the devil, you really need to do some serious good with it. “How did you know my name was Elsa?” “Well, aren’t most girls your age named Elsa?” What’s the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July as it brings you this week’s roundup.
From the You Keep Using That Word – I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means department. These are the people you should sit next to if you don’t want to get bitten by mosquitoes. “If bad behavior—using the nation’s full faith and credit as a hostage to political demands, shutting down the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance managed to tear itself away from watching the World Cup just long enough to bring you this week’s roundup.
#OrangeIsTheNewPrisonReformHashtag. I guess that’s kind of long as hashtags go. The OJ Simpson saga cast of characters, 20 years later. “Hillary Clinton would start out as a favorite — albeit not a heavy one — over Jeb Bush or any other Republican due, in large part, to the built-in advantage Democrats currently enjoy in the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks it’s the Republican Party of Texas’ platform writers that need some therapy as it brings you this week’s roundup.
We really shouldn’t provide tax incentives to give CEOs even higher pay than they’re already getting. If nothing else, Seattle’s $15 minimum wage will provide some objective data on the effect of such increases on employment. It’s not enough to just exercise. You have to enjoy exercising, or it doesn’t count. On integrating transgender students […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance will never forget what happened on Normandy Beach 70 years ago as it brings you this week’s roundup.
How not to get hired by the firm that brought you in as a summer intern. “It may be too soon to know if the Affordable Care Act is making Americans healthier. But there’s a smattering of data that suggests the law is making the health care industry healthier, at least.” Will the last country […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the passage of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Neil Gaiman visits a refugee camp in Jordan. You should read about it. On a completely not-coincidental note, there’s over $100 million lying idle in the campaign accounts of former members of Congress. You could feed a lot of refugees with that kind of money. I’m just saying. “Let’s be real though, I have no […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day as it brings you this holiday week roundup.
“All of which is to say: There are many different ways to measure the same data. When I was putting together this list, I had Pedro Martinez and Warren Spahn coupled in my mind. One is the ultimate example of a brilliant shooting star career. One is the ultimate example of the sun rising every […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the ten-year anniversary of same sex marriages in America – which, at last report, was still standing – as it bring you this week’s roundup.