The Texas Progressive Alliance is delighted to see marriage equality take another big step forward as we bring you this week’s roundup.
No, the Scooby Gang has nothing to do with the Five College Consortium. The credit card data theft will continue for the foreseeable future. The power of third parties compels you. Sometimes it’s better to help from a distance than up close. In other news, Tom DeLay is still an idiot. Girl Scout cookies and […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks Ted Nugent is an appropriate spokesman for the modern Republican Party of Texas as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Some Sharknade 2: The Second One news, for those of you (and you know who you are) that want it. I love Paris in the modern era, because in the old days it really stank. “Practically every big battle you see in the media arena is, one way or another, a battle between gigantic producers […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is always ready for voting to begin as it brings you this week’s roundup.
So how do ants drink water, anyway? Among other things, gentrification is anti-gang. Law and Order and computers, documenting history by the screenshot. Ever wonder what judges wear underneath their robes? Don’t smoke, y’all. Mr. Spock says so. Forget Wal-Mart, Costco is the new battle line in the culture war. Come to San Antonio for […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is still learning the rules of team figure skating as it brings you this week’s roundup.
I keep trying to come up with a pithy summary for this and I keep failing. It’s just…I can’t even. From the “Brevity is the soul of wit” department. Sharknado 2: The Second One is a thing that is happening. “Your humble, obedient servant” has always worked for me. Cutting food stamps hurts businesses, too. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance still has a dozen or so Republican responses to the SOTU it needs to get through as it brings you this week’s roundup.
We’re not reading as much as we used to, but there are some promising signs. “So why aren’t these CEOs clamoring for economic policies that might actually address this?” I’ll give you three guesses. From the couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy department. On the reboot of the Carl Sagan TV show Cosmos, now […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to delete the phrase “polar vortex” from its vocabulary as it brings you this week’s roundup.
You can now use Bitcoins to buy basketball tickets. In Sacramento, anyway. Pot legalization is the gay marriage of 2016. It’s hard out here on an atheist. “Having somebody to watch your kid(s) during the day opens a lot of additional options– for a second source of income, further education, or just general parental sanity. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks that if same sex marriage is OK for Utah and Oklahoma it’s OK for our state too as it brings you this week’s roundup.
As The Slacktivist keeps saying, they are coming for your birth control. This is not about faith, it’s about politics. Now that we have a little distance from the Hall of Fame vote, let’s talk about ways to improve the process. Bill James advocated for enlarging the electorate years ago in The Politics of Glory. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance has no knowledge of any bridge lane closures as it brings you this week’s roundup.
First world problems are still problems worth solving. When Captain America wears a turban, it’s pretty cool. As The Slacktivist often says, they are coming for your birth control. Don’t be surprised by it. “As a result, Netflix can’t, any longer, aspire to be the service which allows you to watch the movies you want […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is off to a roaring start to 2014 as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Anyone know how to quit bringing auld acquaintance to mind? Anonymizing data is pretty much an oxymoron. We may yet have Anthony Weiner to kick around again. The Jon Swift Memorial Roundup for 2013. Would six Californias be better than one? Spoiler alert: Probably not. Spectacular photos of abandoned places around the world. Ah, Louie, […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance bids farewell to 2013 and wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2014 as it brings you this week’s roundup.
It’s the end of the year as we know it… Porn filters are ineffective, blocking things they shouldn’t, not blocking things they should, and generally annoying everyone. As someone who was alive and using the Internet in the 90s, I could have told you that. Death of blogging predicted. Film at 11. “Under the norm […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a joyful and joyous holiday at it brings you this week’s roundup.
A link dump for kids from one to ninety-two… A long but provocative read on smarm and snark. From the Is Our Children Learning? department. RIP, Peter O’Toole, and RIP, Joan Fontaine. Hollywood is a little less royal today. Sergio Aragones draws 60 years of MAD Magazine history in a single pullout poster. A full […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance calls on Congress to deal seriously with the plight of the long-term unemployed as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“Sniffing a colleague can be considered sexual harassment according to a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.” That may sound silly, but the description of what was actually happening doesn’t sound silly at all, it sounds nasty and threatening. If for some reason you’ve been wanting to download your […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is doing its best to stay warm as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Some handy recipes for your next Thanksgiving. Meet your very early Presidential candidates for 2016. They all have a better chance of being elected than Rudy Giuliani did at this point in the 2008 cycle. Santa Claus, Bigfoot, and job creators. Can you guess what they have in common? Remember when “more Catholic than the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks all workers deserve paid time off during the holidays as we bring you this week’s roundup.
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling… You may have to wait a few more years for that self-driving car you’ve been lusting after. Do you want to see what a bunch of music stars who died young might look like today? If you do, there you go. The odds are pretty good that you are […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is thankful for many things, this week and every week, as we bring you this week’s roundup.
Better take your turkey out of the freezer soon. Organized youth football is seeing a sharp drop in participation. Concern about head injuries are a big part of that. This story about children being adopted from overseas and then abused and in some cases killed by parents that had no business adopting them just breaks […]
The thoughts and prayers of the Texas Progressive Alliance are with the people of the Phillippines as we bring you this week’s roundup.
The original Addam’s Family set photographed in color. Not altogether ookie at all. Can we agree that a sports team shouldn’t be called The Arabs, please? The Willie Nelson corn maze. How is it we didn’t have one of these before this year? “What these social conservatives don’t understand is that we just don’t give […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance honors the service of America’s veterans as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The 2014 filing season is now officially open. Sometimes, finding nothing is really something. Hopefully, this Captain James Kirk won’t encounter any Klingons. “Getting injured while having sex on a business trip does not qualify you for workers’ comp benefits.” In Australia, anyway. What Bill Gates is up to these days. Well worth your time […]