Turns out “tiger” parenting isn’t such a good idea. When pirate costumes go wrong. “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. Oh, and they should put those damn smartphones down and get off my lawn already.” Please turn off your portable electronic devices prior to takeoff. Unless [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is thankful for the mothers in their lives as it brings you this week’s roundup.
On Homeland and The Americans. I don’t watch the former, so I can’t comment on it. I will say that I have been struck by a parallel between The Americans and The Sopranos in the sense that as with Tony Soprano, there are only so many ways that Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings’ story can end, [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks the state is a safer place without Wayne LaPierre in it as it brings you this week’s roundup.
It was Cinco de Mayo, I was down on the bayou… Here’s a video of a cat, dressed as a shark, chasing a duckling while riding on a Roomba. Also features a dog in hammerhead shark costume, because of course it does. If this doesn’t represent the pinnacle of the Internet, I don’t know what [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance would have gotten rid of the entire sequester, not just the part that inconvenienced the few, as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Better music through data. Metadata, that is. It’s hard to find a scripted drama that hasn’t used rape and/or murder as a plotline at least once. I will note that their list is incomplete – by my reckoning, “Royal Pains” and “Veep” are not listed, and there may be others. But you get the point. [...]
The thoughts and prayers of the Texas Progressive Alliance are with the people of Boston and West as we bring you this week’s roundup.
An Anthony Weiner mayoral candidacy would be a gift for shameless headline writers, if nothing else. It’s time for MLB to honor all of its pioneers, without whom there couldn’t have been a Jackie Robinson. “People who assumed Siskel & Ebert was just about movies were never really paying attention.” “Eden Foods — an organic [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is settling in for another long hurricane season as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The first obstacle for Hillary Clinton to overcome if she wants to run in 2016 is to not have Mark Penn on her campaign payroll in any fashion. The untold story of how Apple built an operating system. Maybe Mark Sanford isn’t the right guy to defend traditional marriage. Superhero women wearing pants? It could [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance has seen what Battleground Texas wants to do and is ready to do its part as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Ah, baseball. I’ve missed you. Twenty great Billy Joel songs that haven’t been overplayed. It’s great living in the future, isn’t it? “Many big network breaches begin not with brainy hacker code but with workers who are tricked by so-called social engineering, which manipulates people into revealing sensitive information. So companies are trying to get [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance believes strongly in marriage equality as it brings you this week’s roundup.
And out like a lamb… Geez, now even I’m worried about Gmail. Thanks, Ezra. The Nielsen Family ain’t what it used to be. This five-year-old girl discovered a new species of dinosaur, which is now named for her. What have you done with your life? “70′s Actor Erik Estrada To Star In Right Wing ‘Religious [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance roots for underdogs regardless of the bracket effect as it brings you this week’s roundup.
I understand there may be a basketball game on TV right about now… First and foremost, what Charlie Pierce says. “Can we challenge ourselves to come up with some new or adjunct language for mean girl? How about angry girl? Fearful girl? Insecure girl? Perhaps this would shift our conversation to one of less judgment [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance has all its brackets ready as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Are we feeling a little green today? RIP, What Not To Wear. I hope by now we all have it figured out. Latinos love movies, and Hollywood has noticed. Need some good female role models from the world of fiction for your budding scientist? Now you have them. Personally, I’d like to see him pay [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is always ready to spring ahead as it brings you this week’s roundup.
What self-inflicted crisis is next on the agenda? I’ve lost track. Ain’t no party like a toddler birthday party, ’cause a toddler birthday party don’t quit till everyone loses their pants and pees on their shoes. A Lego Hogwarts that will make Olivia insanely jealous. This is a lousy reason to build a park. You [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ever grateful that the word “blizzard” is not part of its usual vernacular as it brings you this week’s roundup.
In like a lion… The way we measure how we watch TV is about to reflect how we actually do watch TV these days. The same will be true for how we listen to music, too. Some geeky origami to help celebrate Pi Day. “Cruz is a very smart guy. There’s no question about that. [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance remains unsequestered as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“I asked Jack White if Jack White had met Jack Black. They had. It has been on my mind for a long time. Now I know.” I’m not embarrassed to punctuate with exclamation points where I feel they properly convey my intentions, but I’d totally use an ElRey mark if one were available on my [...]
The start of Spring Training always makes the Texas Progressive Alliance happy as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Dunk or dunk not. There is no try. James Harden is a Zen master. And then God made a more accurate representation of farming in America. No, we don’t have a fertility crisis in the US. Illegally uploaded movies on YouTube aren’t being blocked as often as they once were. Twenty-five years of “Raising Arizona”, [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance sends its best wishes for an early spring to everyone digging out from last week’s blizzard as it brings you this week’s roundup. The school finance ruling has been handed down, and it could be a game-changer for schools and the Legislature. Off the Kuff explains. The Democrats in the Texas [...]
There needs to be a constitutional right to vote. So how do owls twist their heads so far around, anyway? From the Don’t Criticize What You Don’t Understand department. Now this is how you deal with an obnoxious troll. When was the last time you saw the Shakespeare insult generator? Well, that’s too long. On [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the Baltimore Ravens on their Super Bowl win as it brings you this week’s roundup.
See you in the fall, football. What if Jimmy Olsen were a woman? Doesn’t bother me. Derek Jeter goes to Davos to talk about climate change. Maybe they’ll listen to him. Please don’t photograph the food. Thank you. The march towards equality continues apace. What Nate Silver gets wrong. App and mortar retailing is the [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for a ruling in the school finance lawsuit as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Jimmy Carter makes a stand for equality. I hope many of his fellow Baptists follow him. There are a lot of things we don’t know about gun violence. The HP Lovecraft problem. On “healthwashing” Girl Scout cookies. When a (Yankees fan) man loves a (Red Sox fan) woman. Beware the rogue cloud. Google says “Death [...]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes President Obama all the best at the start of his second term as it brings you this week’s roundup.