“Crime overall in 2015 is expected to be largely unchanged from last year, decreasing 1.5 percent.” “No, really. It’s an actual glossy, full-color magazine called Dabiq, complete with feature articles and photo spreads. So, in the interest of understanding just what makes these violent lunatics tick, I read through 700-plus pages of this oddly well-put-together […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.
An oral history of Turkeys Away, the greatest episode of WKRP in Cincinnati and one of the greatest TV episodes ever. “As the Internet of Things grows, we can scarcely afford a massive glut of things that are insecure-by-design.” “The World Fantasy award trophy will no longer be modelled on HP Lovecraft”. “Traditionally, most American […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks maybe we should finish celebrating Thanksgiving before we begin the Christmas season as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Nancy Lieberman is awesome. Doing spec work for free is something most people are never asked to do. Another reason not to eat at Taco Bell, in case you needed one. Two words: Pyramid truthers. I need a drink. RIP, Gunnar Hansen, best known as the villain Leatherface in the original 1974 horror film “The […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds everyone that runoffs matter too as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“So the question remains: When a crime lab screws up, whose responsibility is it to clean up the mess?” And then read this and ask yourself why we should be surprised when there are effectively no consequences for that kind of behavior. A-Rod the Analyst. Turns out he’s pretty good at it. “It has taken […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone took advantage of their opportunity to vote as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Laverne Cox is your new Dr. Frank N. Furter. Minor league baseball players suing MLB over allegations that they were paid less than minimum wage have won their request to include a much larger class of players in the lawsuit. Still in mourning for the end of Mythbusters. “Other than blowing up an entire planet […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is scouting out pumpkin patches as it brings you this week’s roundup.
I’m not saying it’s aliens, but I’m not saying it’s not aliens, either. The buildings that used to be Pizza Huts, and the people who love to photograph them. “A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to vote as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“Mom says she’s busy and that you should just tell me where the thing is, because I promised not to get it.” Yes, I have had these conversations with my children. Also, too, the Lamentations of the Father are still relevant. Money changes everything. In the case of poor children, it’s mostly for the better. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for some real Presidential candidates to take the stage and have some debates as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Real life isn’t like cop shows. Try to cope. The toxic history of harassment in the comics industry. “Inevitably, then, the marijuana movement has begun to give way to the marijuana lobby.” “But it would be a mistake to assume that Trump’s supporters are drawn to him simply because of his personality or because, like […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy to feel a little fall in the air as it brings you this week’s roundup.
What TV executives think about the new fall shows. Some football physics for your game-watching Sunday. “An experimental glider that could eventually reach the edge of space without the power of an engine had a successful first test flight over Oregon this week, winning applause on Thursday from Airbus, a major backer of the project.” […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that everyone made it through the blood moon apocalypse all right as it brings you this week’s roundup. (Assuming we’re all still here to read it.)
“Japan now has enough women over 100 years old to fill Yankee Stadium”. Freedom of speech, bitches. “In the early days of space flight, menstruation was part of the argument for why women shouldn’t become astronauts.” Giant Arctic mosquitoes: Yet another reason to be concerned about climate change. “If she’s strong enough to handle this, […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy and balanced equinox as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Maybe it’s not that the voters are angry but the the politicians are angry, and the mood is catching. “The surge in [student loan] defaults was largely concentrated among relatively older, lower-income students who attended for-profit colleges.” Your Internet-connected baby monitor may be a ripe target for hackers. Foreseeing the iPad Pro in 2012. Honestly, […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance knows that no one has a constitutional right to be a County Clerk as it brings you this week’s roundup.
How could Batman testify in court without jeopardizing his secret identity? “In short, Obama’s Iran policy is the anti–Iraq war.” Why don’t law enforcement agencies use ViCAP more? The kind of questions that the wife of a trans man gets asked. Cecil the Lion’s killer, in his own words. I’m sure it sucks to be […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone enjoyed the three day weekend provided by the labor movement as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“There are many things you can copyright, but a chicken sandwich is not one of them”. All you need to know, more or less, about investing. A brief history of the religious right. Hint: It was race, and not abortion, that got things started. The physics Of Star Trek: Quantum Teleportation versus Transporters. RIP, Dr. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance remembers the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and honors the spirit of its survivors as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Scientists accidentally create an entirely new kind of glass. Of all the things they could have accidentally created, that doesn’t sound too bad. Can DraftKings be sued or not? Don’t get arrested on a reality TV show if you can possibly help it. The Thames River is back to being a body of water that […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance liked it better when politicians wanted to kiss babies and not deport them as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Your 2015 Bulwer-Lytton Contest winners. Two words: Xena reboot. You’re welcome. The original Bavarian beer-making yeast has been found. “The disparity between how the law treats abortion patients and IVF patients reveals an ugly truth about abortion restrictions: that they are often less about protecting life than about controlling women’s bodies.” RIP, Robert “Bob” Farrell, […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes former President Carter all the best for a full and fast recovery as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Maybe trying to cure cancer shouldn’t be such a high priority. Better security for your Android phone is on its way. “It’s sort of like reaching the age when you realize your parents are just a couple of folks giving it their best shot in a challenging world. I’m far more intrigued by the guys […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks that big GOP candidate debate needed more balloon animals and seltzer bottles as it brings you this week’s roundup.
10 episodes of Angel that show what a great series it was. “68 years after the crash, that identity is in transition, as alien scholars, true believers, devout Christians, capitalist politicians, and exasperated agnostics all vie for a place in their hometown’s history. Welcome to Roswell, New Mexico.” Three words: Water strider robot. You’re welcome. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers Attorneys General who aren’t themselves lawbreakers as it brings you this week’s roundup.