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Weekend link dump for August 30

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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 24

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.

Weekend link dump for August 23

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, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 17

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.

Weekend link dump for August 16

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 […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 10

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.

Weekend link dump for August 9

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. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 3

The Texas Progressive Alliance prefers Attorneys General who aren’t themselves lawbreakers as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 2

Baby-crawling races are apparently more complicated than you might think. Minivan evolution. Of course, as we know, all minivans were created less than 6,000 years ago. Remains of four-legged snake discovered, strongly suggesting snakes evolved on land. “On every major piece of public policy in which lives are taken needlessly, we don’t limit ourselves to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance is always on the side of equality as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 26

If you can’t read this you are, like me, old. How long will premium providers like HBO allow password sharing for their streaming services? The dark side of barbecue. Excited about the return of Bloom County? Here’s an interview with Berke Breathed from last year that’s worth reading. “Current strategies to tackle obesity, which mainly […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 20

The Texas Progressive Alliance asks #WhatHappenedToSandraBland as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 19

“Their latest results reveal that descendants of people who survived the Holocaust have different stress hormone profiles than their peers, perhaps predisposing them to anxiety disorders.” Interns are not volunteers and should not be treated as such. How to make color, in three easy steps. Tough times for computer sales. Are you a harbinger of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of July 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance does not put peas in guacamole as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 12

“The most ridiculous no-hitter in history is 25 years old. It’s time to celebrate, marvel and recoil in horror at this game. It’s everything baseball is supposed to be. Just, you know, not all at once.” “In contrast to the fun, empowering experience of watching Channing Tatum body roll on-screen, social scientists seem to agree […]

Teaxs blog roundup for the week of July 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the USWNT on its awesome FIFA Women’s World Cup win as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for July 5

“This column looks back at Jaws and another shark attack movie that disappeared from U.S. theaters after lawyers sank their teeth into it.” Wait, Ann Coulter is still a thing? Who knew? And sadly, she’s just as horrible as always. Uber is now operating a water taxi service in Istanbul. Please dispose of unwanted goldfish […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still celebrating love’s victory as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 28

“The real test is whether Francis can convince conservative politicians of the reality, and urgency, of climate change. The reaction so far, at least in the United States, suggests he can’t. John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio—all Catholic—have all dismissed Francis at some point.” Now this is a casting call. “Mainly, though, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 22

The thoughts and prayers of the Texas Progressive Alliance are with the families and friends of the victims of the horrible shooting in Charleston as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 21

“On another occasion, Mr. [redacted] told Ms. [redacted] not to dream of [redacted]’s Chief Financial Officer wearing a singlet wrestling his prom date while naked midgets are cheering for him on the sidelines using Siamese furry cats as pom poms!” “A 30-year-old computer that has run day and night for decades is what controls the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance is binged out on the Women’s World Cup as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 14

She’s a grand old flag, she’s a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may she wave… “Dog lovers in Japan have taken grooming to a whole new level of strange by styling their dogs into perfectly trimmed and symmetrical cubes.” I got nothing. The Patient Zero of music piracy, and the person who identified him. […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy there’s no hint of any special sessions to come as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for June 7

“Duggary” is your new “santorum”. Women’s national soccer teams are in the game at long last. “For today, however, let’s just consider the one answer that really matters for us, the existential one that is very, very freaky indeed: The aliens aren’t here because they don’t exist. We are the only sentient, technological species that […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of June 1

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone is dry and safe as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 31

In a few years, we should be able to settle once and for all the question of what happens when you raise the minimum wage to a level like $15. “Riots on the whole provoke a hostile right-wing response. They generate attention, all right, but the wrong kind.” “You never, ever heard that in World […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes the unofficial beginning of summer as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 24

I’m a white guy, but even if you count the ones I was required to read in school I’ve only ever owned eleven of these 79 books. Many of them I have zero interest in reading, and some of them I’d sooner undergo root canal than read. I am ashamed to admit I’ve never owned […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t need hindsight to know that invading Iraq was a tragically stupid decision as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 17

You do not have the constitutional right to sing in a post office. Does Ted Cruz know about this? A whole bunch of African rhinos may get relocated to South Texas. “The bottom line is that Brown Recluse spiders are extremely common in some areas but hardly ever bite anyone, and totally absent from vast […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 11

The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy designing its own TexMoji as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for May 10

Don’t buy me any peanuts or Cracker Jack, I’m allergic to them. “This is important, because even if you’re a hard-ass law-and-order type, you should understand that we no longer need urban police departments to act like occupying armies. The 90s are gone, and today’s teenagers are just ordinary teenagers.” Why you can cross giant […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of May 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Star Wars Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.