“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.
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. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy there’s no hint of any special sessions to come as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone is dry and safe as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes the unofficial beginning of summer as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy designing its own TexMoji as it brings you this week’s roundup.
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 […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Star Wars Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.
There’s still work to be done on Title IX. I had a friend in college named Dave. In our senior year, he lived off campus and wanted to have the phone number 520-DAVE. He managed to convince the person who had it at the time to let him have it instead. After reading this, all […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that Blue Bell can get its act together before it’s too late as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The war on acronym overuse continues apace. “Universal Television, which developed the project and is producing it, always had been high on Emerald City, initially trying to shop it elsewhere and then taking a new stab at the premise, described as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance honors the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing on the 20th anniversary of that dark day as it brings you this week’s roudup.
Wait, The Rules is still a thing? We are doomed as a species. Also, what Amanda Marcotte says. The Rules was as sexist towards men as it was towards women. Three reasons to be optimistic about the fight to save the climate. Electric cars are getting more affordable all the time. Let’s do the Time […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance revels in the start of another baseball season as it brings you this week’s roundup.
There are so many better ways to spend tax dollars than spending them on prisons. “Brand owners are now expected to pay a fee to register the .sucks of their domain, or else face a third-party potentially misusing the domain. Coupled with the pricey per year cost, it’s hard to see ICANN’s confirmation of a […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that our state can learn the lesson of the Indiana debacle as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Martin O’Malley is running the campaign for president that some folks have been begging Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run. A writer/producer for Lost explains in depth what was planned and what was made up as they went along. “LBJ did have some unique abilities that mattered at the margin. But the biggest factor in his […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks even Ted Cruz deserves affordable health insurance as it brings you this week’s roundup.
There’s no scientific proof that mosquito shield bands actually work. The $500 million art theft you’ve never heard of. Just another reminder that James O’Keefe is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad person. Au pairs deserve better pay. No FEMA funds for you, climate-change-denying red-state Governor. How to draw a better sci-fi or fantasy […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance roots for underdogs even to the detriment of its own brackets as it brings you this week’s roundup.
California > Texas when it comes to business. Don’t tell Greg Abbott, his head might explode. Buffy The Vampire Slayer is as revolutionary now as it was 18 years ago. “This is like watching bad cosplayers fight at the Comic-Con hotel bar, except a person has actually died here.” “We had a lot compared to […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is still full from celebrating Pi Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The Ides of Texas are upon you. Or something like that. “And, he says, if Oakland—with its bloody, costly history of police brutality—can change, any city can.” How Intuit failed at “know your customer” security. “Whenever possible, make gravity the coyote’s greatest enemy“. “March marks five years since the Affordable Care Act was passed … […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is all about springing forward as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Kardashian family.” So you may as well just surrender now. Be nice to rats, and rats will be nice to you. Dear people 65 and older in America: You are receiving a government subsidy for health care, whether you believe it or not. And it’s a pretty […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks the dress is blue and black and that the llamas should get their own TV show as it brings you this week’s roundup.