From a few years ago, Penn Jillette on the bizarre experience of The Celebrity Apprentice. “Trump, by contrast, is constantly getting massive attention for being a deluded, ignorant, racist maniac. He combines an unprecedented facility to manipulate the modern media environment with gutter bigotry and a complete lack of policy knowledge. If elected, he would […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance looks forward to a day when it never has to mourn the victims of another mass shooting again as it brings you this week’s roundup.
The Republican Party can get even worse post-Trump. Speaking of which, The Oatmeal is on point. How reality show villains are made. “In other words, don’t worry, even if Trump is a dangerous sociopath, Republican lawmakers and voters will keep him in line. But by McConnell’s own admission, it remains to be seen whether Trump […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns with the people of Orlando as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Meet the family of Syrian refugees that freaked so many people out a few months ago. “After controlling for other factors known to affect health, especially tobacco use and socioeconomic status, marijuana use had no negative effect on any measure of health, except for dental health. People who smoked more weed had a higher incidence […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance celebrates the life and achievements of Muhammad Ali as it brings you this week’s roundup.
An oral history of Cop Rock. Your guide to familiarizing yourself with all of the Clinton crap of the 90s. What A-Rod’s eight-year-old daughter thinks of him. “General principle: Whenever you hear anyone invoke Revelation 22:18-19 in this way, understand that you’re not going to learn anything about the meaning of the Bible from this […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance remembers the men and women who died while serving in our nation’s armed forces as it brings you this week’s roundup.
How to deal with “Your issue is trivial, you should spend more time on what I find most important” arguments. Can changing birth certificates change the bathroom access debate? Maybe get a second opinion before you decide whether or not to have surgery. “Three and a half billion years ago, a mega asteroid slammed into […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance does not get paid to not work for Ken Paxton or George P. Bush as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Apparently, John Stewart doesn’t think much of the coverage of this Presidential campaign. “People who think that important legislation gets passed by presidents making opening bids far outside the expected negotiating space have no idea how presidential power works. (And, for that matter, have no idea how negotiating works. If the Mariners phone up the […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance would like for everyone to be able to pee in peace as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“The 500-euro note, the bill of choice for many criminals looking to transfer large amounts of money without the authorities knowing, is being eliminated.” “Among all these classes of professionals, all these institutions, that whole superstructure of US politics built around two balanced sides, there will be a tidal pull to normalize this election, to […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the Leicester City football club for its amazing underdog Premier League championship as it brings you this week’s roundup.
I for one welcome our robot monk overlords. “There’s a sickness here. We’re covered with ticks. We call them trolls, and they are, but that’s also a way to dismiss them — as if they’re just cantankerous outliers hiding under bridges.” Two words: Chewbacca weevils. You’re welcome. “Here, then, are several Things I Have Learned […]
The Texas Progessive Alliance notes that Festivus poles can be repurposed for May Day celebrations as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? Signs point to Yes. “The emergence of companies as social activists is complicating traditional attitudes on both the left and the right.” “Wall Street executives would have to wait at least four years to collect most of their bonus pay and could be forced to return money if their […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is gathered here today to get through this thing called mourning the loss of Prince as it brings you this week’s roundup.
At some point, you’d think they’d have to actually find a Bigfoot, right? It’s time for Animaniacs once again. Has Carroll Spinney passed the torch on playing Big Bird and Oscar? You want to claim your product is “all natural”, you’re going to have to prove it. “Today, throughout white evangelicalism and the rest of […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the LGBT community of North Carolina and Mississippi as it brings you this week’s roundup.
That Amazon Galaxy Quest project will sadly not be happening in part due to the death of Alan Rickman. A richly deserved honor for Sonia Manzano. I do love a good Joel Kotkin takedown, yes I do. What’s at stake in Texas’ lawsuit against the Obama immigration order, which will be heard by the Supreme […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance cannot be found in the Panama Papers as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Lots of corporations are getting nervous about being involved with the Republican national convention. As well they should. “Thus, in America’s increasingly polarized political climate, the LDS Church has managed to do the impossible: maintain credibility among their ideological brethren (religious conservatives) while also winning praise from their political opponents (American progressives).” The gas station […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is buying some peanuts and Cracker Jack as it brings you this week’s roundup.
“Why has marriage declined in America? Here’s my dorm room bull theory: it’s because men are pigs.” You kids today don’t know how good you’ve got it. In my day, we didn’t have illustrations by XKCD artist Randall Munroe in our science textbooks. Honestly, the real crime was renting Freddie Got Fingered in the first […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is sad that Rick Perry won’t come out of retirement to run as a third-party alternative to Donald Trump as it brings you this week’s roundup. (Sad for all the missed comedy opportunities, of course.)
“The genetic roots of today’s Irish, in other words, existed in Ireland before the Celts arrived.” That so-called VA “scandal” was a load of bollocks stirred up by the usual suspects. “The GOP is divided between those people — variously called the Tea Party or the base or the insurgents — and the rest of […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes your brackets are in better shape than its own as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Oh, just another massive Web vulnerability you need to worry about. Fifty things about Game of Thrones season 1, if you’re into that sort of thing. “That’s the paradox of I Am Cait. Jenner might not be a perfect spokesperson or advocate for trans rights herself, but she is still responsible for increasing trans visibility […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for its annual overdose of college hoops as it brings you this week’s roundup.
High School Musical 4: The Next Generation is a thing that will happen, though not quite under that title. Rob Gronkowski is your new Mister Rogers. Sort of. “We found that people who eat chocolate at least once a week tend to perform better cognitively.” “David Alan Grier has been cast as the first African […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates all the winners of last week’s primary elections as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff explored the pros and cons of Universal Vote By Mail. Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos argues that there are subtle tactics taking place at election polls, at least in Harris County, […]
OJ Simpson thinks that show about his murder trial makes him look way too guilty. Poor baby. Should we kill the C-note in the name of fighting crime? What Chad Orzel says. It’s OK for dead Republicans to vote. A few more reactions that Facebook forgot to add. Three words: Giant prehistoric armadillos. You’re welcome. […]
The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to rumble for November as it brings you this week’s roundup.