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.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is always on the side of equality as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance asks #WhatHappenedToSandraBland as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance does not put peas in guacamole as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the USWNT on its awesome FIFA Women’s World Cup win as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is still celebrating love’s victory as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“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, […]
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.
“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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is binged out on the Women’s World Cup as it brings you this week’s roundup.