Egregious, intelligence-insulting lying by public officials is still a bad thing even if it isn’t illegal. “You’re about to see a big change to the sell-by dates on food”. Fourteen TV shows that blazed a path of inclusion for LGBT characters. “Brillian parody Twitter account/depressing vision of our global future President Supervillain—created by D.M. Higgins, […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance will light a scented candle outside Ikea in solidarity with the confused people of Sweden as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Robocop was way ahead of its time, and it’s eerie how accurate a reflection of society it now is. Foreign students tend to pay full tuition at American universities, which helps subsidize things for everyone else. So having fewer of them thanks to Trumpian immigration restrictions will make college more expensive for everyone else. If […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance declares that the number of the counting shall be three (to zero) as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff looked at the Congressional seats the DCCC says it will target in 2018. Libby Shaw at Daily Kos exposes the craven hypocrisy of Texas Senator John Cornyn. No John […]
Meanwhile, in America… Heavens to Murgatroid! That time Bob Uecker used a tuba to shag fly balls before a World Series game. “Lesson: your friendly librarian is better at technology than you, so don’t pull crap like that. I will find you and you will pay.” You’re going to need the latest version of Chrom […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wonders if invading Australia will be next on Trump’s to do list as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“Top athletes demand an immediate end to hijab ban in basketball”. “Still, the survival of tax havens, like shipping flags of convenience, is an anomaly. If big, powerful countries and blocs really had a mind to it, they could roll over both in a week.” “But it has long been a trope of Holocaust deniers […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance has never been more proud of the ACLU as it brings you this week’s roundup.
10 Actions for the first 100 Days. Neanderthals were people, too. “Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening”. The Dallas Stars Jumbotron operator is the best person in Dallas. #Seanspicersays I get more readers than the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal combined. Six […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance marches with the resistance as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Watch this video of 15-year-old Francesca Belibi becoming the first girl to dunk in a Colorado high school basketball game. She’s only been playing basketball for 16 months. “Show creator Matthew Weiner and production company Lionsgate have donated the Mad Men archive – including scripts, drafts, notes, props, costumes, digital video and reams of research […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance already really misses President Obama as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“As a result, a broader array of financial institutions now are in a potentially powerful position over the incoming president. If the Trump businesses were to default on their debts, the giant financial institutions that serve as so-called special servicers of these loan pools would have the power to foreclose on some of Mr. Trump’s […]
The Office of Texas Progressive Alliance Ethics remains intact as we bring you this week’s roundup.
“But none of that will dampen the fact that for these last eight years, the President of the United States actually listened to Native Americans and kept his promises to them. That is historic.” Just so we’re clear, there was no great crime wave last year. I’m sure this is how the inaugural speechwriting process […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that fewer of its childhood icons die in the new year as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Here’s hoping 2017 doesn’t suck. Hey, remember that movie where Sinbad played a genie? No, you don’t, because it doesn’t exist. But some people insist that it does anyway. Don’t pay ransomware. There’s a better way. The most egregiously George Lucas-ass names in baseball. “All of the condescension of which liberals have been accused can’t […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes 2017 will be better than 2016 was as it brings you this week’s roundup.
May your days be merry and bright, and may all your linkdumps be full of good reading. “Silliman’s piece revisits the stark contrast — or flagrant hypocrisy — between the ardent concern for politicians’ personal ethics that prominent white evangelicals expressed during the Lewinsky Era vs. the utter lack of such concern during the Trump […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance will not spoil “Rogue One” as it brings you this week’s roundup.
A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda. Honestly, the fact that Pope Francis would use the term “coprophilia” in an analogy about fake news is almost enough to make me want to go to church again. Ten things you might not have known about Hotel California – the album, not just the song. “In […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance can remember a time when Republicans thought Russian meddling into our affairs was a bad thing as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“It would suit [hedge fund manager Whitney] Tilson just fine if voters who backed Trump because he promised to rein in Wall Street are furious now that he’s surrounding himself with bankers and billionaires.” Also, too, Steve Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury Secretary, ran a bank that foreclosed on tens of thousands of people, […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance plans to send half its members to Mexico unless it gets a tax break as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his sprawling business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject Trump.” “Those who can only see Obama and Trump’s executive actions in […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is more familiar with the word “emolument” than ever before as it brings you this week’s roundup.
What Larry Summers says. From August but worth reading if you haven’t already: Why Twitter has such a problem with harassment and abuse, and has never figured out how to mitigate it. Homer Simpson Is Now the Subject of a College Philosophy Course. “Politicians do not deserve respect simply on the basis of the fact […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Making the case for the Detroit Lions as America’s next favorite sad-sack perennial-loser franchise. “Donald Trump is Marion Barry for rural white people.” RIP, Leon Russell, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician and songwriter. RIP, Robert Vaughn, versatile character actor best know for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. “According to two sources with direct knowledge […]
So apparently the Cubs winning the World Series represents a minor plot problem for one of Scalzi’s book series. It’s like that episode of Star Trek: TNG where Picard talks about Fermat’s Last Theorem still being unsolved, an assertion that became untrue five years after that episode aired. The amazing story of a former MLB […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy this election is over as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The preliminary verdict: The kids are all right.” I Waited 96 Years: Women who were […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance asks if you have voted yet as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“The 2016 campaign may have reached dispiriting new lows, but voter registration in America has soared to new heights as 200 million people are now registered to vote for the first time in U.S. history.” That’s a 33% increase – over 50 million registrations – since 2008. Who wants a Game of Thrones/Westworld crossover? Some […]