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Texas blog roundup for the week of August 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance keeps the flame burning as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 21

“What’s really most important is that each of these people believe that the center of gravity in the GOP is pro-Trump and that their political futures would be damaged by turning against him. That is the big deal, far more important than this or that single person being admirable by bucking the tide.” Meet the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance announces that all of its members have renamed themselves “Simone” as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 14

Derek Jeter celebrates Ichiro Suzuki and his pursuit of 3,000 hits. Easily my favorite Ichiro story is how he learned Spanish phrases so he could banter with/trash talk Latino players. There’s a new world record for mattress stacking, and it was set in Wichita Falls, Texas. You’re welcome. What Ibtihaj Muhammad says. A-Rod‘s playing career […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance is feeling the Olympic spirit as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 7

“Fine. Here is a response to every stupid line in Bill O’Reilly’s slave worker fantasy.” HBO lays off Bob, Luis, and Gordon from Sesame Street, and another part of many people’s childhoods just died. “This is the question that left dissenters need to ask themselves about Hillary Clinton, if they haven’t already: is there anything […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 1

The Texas Progressive Alliance had no trouble hearing what Ghazala Khan had to say as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 31

“There is also something between a non-trivial and a substantial amount of evidence suggesting Putin-backed financial support for Trump or a non-tacit alliance between the two men.” What Mark Cuban says. “[Elon] Musk assumes that transit is an engineering problem, about vehicle design and technology. In fact, providing cost-effective and liberating transportation in cities requires […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance calls on all Presidential candidates to come up with a plan to broker peace between Taylor Swift and Kanye West as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 24

“In the 17 states with a medical-marijuana law in place by 2013, prescriptions for painkillers and other classes of drugs fell sharply compared with states that did not have a medical-marijuana law. The drops were quite significant: In medical-marijuana states, the average doctor prescribed 265 fewer doses of antidepressants each year, 486 fewer doses of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance urges the people of Cleveland to stay strong as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 17

You can now get your files back if they have been hijacked by ransomware. You’re going to have to wait a little longer for the final episodes of Game of Thrones. Gotta say, there’a a lot more to Emily Ratajkoski than I would have guessed. Good for her. Also, that link is somewhat NSFW. George […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 11

The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the Dallas Police Department’s losses at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest, and continues to support peaceful, constructive solutions for our country’s ongoing racial issues as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 10

How much do some conservatives hate transgender people? Enough to make them abandon one of their core legal arguments about abortion in the service of discriminating against transgender people, that’s how much. There’s a good way to legalize marijuana, and a bad way to legalize marijuana. What Fred says. Don’t eat raw cookie dough. Want […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates another birthday for America as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 3

“And so we meet again. I know I’ve said this before, but this time I mean it – this is easily, without question, the worst New York Times marriage announcement to date.” How not to get sued over your Star Trek movie. “Figuring out how to build ethical autonomous machines is one of the thorniest […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance admires the Scottish facility for creative insults as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 26

From a few years ago, Penn Jillette on the bizarre experience of The Celebrity Apprentice. “Trump, by contrast, is constantly getting massive attention for being a deluded, ignorant, racist maniac. He combines an unprecedented facility to manipulate the modern media environment with gutter bigotry and a complete lack of policy knowledge. If elected, he would […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 20

The Texas Progressive Alliance looks forward to a day when it never has to mourn the victims of another mass shooting again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 19

The Republican Party can get even worse post-Trump. Speaking of which, The Oatmeal is on point. How reality show villains are made. “In other words, don’t worry, even if Trump is a dangerous sociopath, Republican lawmakers and voters will keep him in line. But by McConnell’s own admission, it remains to be seen whether Trump […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns with the people of Orlando as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 12

Meet the family of Syrian refugees that freaked so many people out a few months ago. “After controlling for other factors known to affect health, especially tobacco use and socioeconomic status, marijuana use had no negative effect on any measure of health, except for dental health. People who smoked more weed had a higher incidence […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the life and achievements of Muhammad Ali as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 5

An oral history of Cop Rock. Your guide to familiarizing yourself with all of the Clinton crap of the 90s. What A-Rod’s eight-year-old daughter thinks of him. “General principle: Whenever you hear anyone invoke Revelation 22:18-19 in this way, understand that you’re not going to learn anything about the meaning of the Bible from this […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 30

The Texas Progressive Alliance remembers the men and women who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 29

How to deal with “Your issue is trivial, you should spend more time on what I find most important” arguments. Can changing birth certificates change the bathroom access debate? Maybe get a second opinion before you decide whether or not to have surgery. “Three and a half billion years ago, a mega asteroid slammed into […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance does not get paid to not work for Ken Paxton or George P. Bush as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 22

Apparently, John Stewart doesn’t think much of the coverage of this Presidential campaign. “People who think that important legislation gets passed by presidents making opening bids far outside the expected negotiating space have no idea how presidential power works. (And, for that matter, have no idea how negotiating works. If the Mariners phone up the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like for everyone to be able to pee in peace as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 15

“The 500-euro note, the bill of choice for many criminals looking to transfer large amounts of money without the authorities knowing, is being eliminated.” “Among all these classes of professionals, all these institutions, that whole superstructure of US politics built around two balanced sides, there will be a tidal pull to normalize this election, to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 9

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the Leicester City football club for its amazing underdog Premier League championship as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 8

I for one welcome our robot monk overlords. “There’s a sickness here. We’re covered with ticks. We call them trolls, and they are, but that’s also a way to dismiss them — as if they’re just cantankerous outliers hiding under bridges.” Two words: Chewbacca weevils. You’re welcome. “Here, then, are several Things I Have Learned […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 2

The Texas Progessive Alliance notes that Festivus poles can be repurposed for May Day celebrations as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 1

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? Signs point to Yes. “The emergence of companies as social activists is complicating traditional attitudes on both the left and the right.” “Wall Street executives would have to wait at least four years to collect most of their bonus pay and could be forced to return money if their […]