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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the start of early voting as it brings you this week’s roundup.
It’s hard out here on a clown. Your Internet-connected devices have lousy default security. You might want to do something about that. President Obama’s list of essential sci-fi movies and TV shows. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown turns fifty years old this Halloween. It’s still as sincere as ever. Robbing banks ain’t what it […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t even know where to begin with the latest allegations in the Presidential race as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“Walk-to-School Day also is also a reminder of the many ways we’ve engineered walking out of the lives of children, and how forbidding our culture and environment can be toward walking.” What James Madison said, or at least what he would have said if he were alive today and had a potty mouth. Is the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance has never said anything like what Donald Trump said to Billy Bush when they thought no one was listening, not in a locker room and not anywhere else. No decent person says things like that because no decent person thinks like that or acts like that. What the TPA does say […]
“Donald J. Trump has a cruel streak. He willfully causes pain and distress to others. And he repeats this public behavior so frequently that it’s fair to call it a character trait. Any single example would be off-putting but forgivable. Being shown many examples across many years should make any decent person recoil in disgust.” […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance knows it picked a bad week to quit snorting Dristan as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The Jerry Orbach Memorial Art Car is a thing that needs to happen, especially if they promise to bring it to Houston for the next Art Car Parade. On being a cafeteria Catholic in American politics. Complete with dissenting view to accompany it. Roger Maris and The Asterisk, 55 years later. What Scalzi and Orzel […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes Tom “Smitty” Smith a happy and healthy retirement as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Density is easier said than done. Beware of ransomware, and know how to protect yourself. If you want to know how much time you’re going to spend watching TV this fall, this can tell you. You’re on your own for how you cope with that information. This is why I don’t plan to see that […]