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.
So, what should HBO do when Game of Thrones catches up to the books? And what does an old episode of The Simpsons have to do with the civil war in Syria? “All the papers and history of singer-songwriter Willie Nelson won’t be on the road again, but have found a permanent home at the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance says Bring Back Our Girls for this post-Mother’s Day roundup.
Happy 50th birthday, BASIC. I sure hope there will be a celebration we can all GOTO. /rimshot I’ve eaten crickets before, in Japan. I’d eat cricket chips as described in that post. 17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex. We should probably stop teaching them to boys, too. How have women fared […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance strongly supports efforts everywhere to eradicate inequality as it brings you this week’s roundup.
On Clyde Bruckman, one of the early pioneers of movie comedy. Animals Sitting On Capybaras. As Fred said, you didn’t know you wanted to see this until someone made it, and now you will realize the world needed it. “An international research team, including a George Washington University (GW) professor, has discovered and named the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance strongly favors net neutrality as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The four levels of discrimination. Not quite the 16 Levels of Losing (see followup as well), but it’ll do. “The cities with the largest share of cyclists have the fewest cycling fatalities. And the same is true of pedestrians.” “In my research, successful professional women—lawyers, academics, executives, scientists—repeatedly said they’ve been expected to bring cupcakes […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy enjoying springtime as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Personally, I think the way to deal with fans who run onto the field is to have more stadium security at the fences. Yeah, most of these guys are just drunken fools, but it only takes one evildoer to cause a possibly preventable tragedy. The mother of all binge-watching opportunities is coming this August. How […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance honors the legacy of LBJ and the continuing struggle for civil rights as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance always comes in ahead of projections as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]