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Texas blog roundup for the week of December 11

The Texas Progressive Alliance wonders if Donald Trump has ever heard of Krampus as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 10

You’ve probably been playing Monopoly incorrectly your whole life. Basically, Yetis are bears. I’ll bet the same is true for Bigfoot. “The Satanic baby-killers have always been with us, even though they have never actually existed. We reinvent them over and over, adapting the old lies in new forms.” “Trump’s tweets don’t advance a consistent […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of December 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone Treason’s Greetings as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for December 3

Is this the end of the line for Microsoft Excel? “It should not be possible for anyone observing James Dobson in 2017 to be disappointed, because it should not be possible, in 2017, to have still retained any illusions about Dobson’s morality or honesty.” Kids these days, and the Availability Heuristic. Lots of things the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 27

The Texas Progressive Alliance is stocked up on leftovers as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 26

You tell me there’s an inhabitable planet within feasible travelling distance, I’m so there. “So if you’re feeling adventurous, here’s how you can make your very own roast Facehugger“. “Targeted ads that seem to follow you everywhere online may soon be doing the same on your TV.” So, when are people going to start calling […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 20

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

Weekend link dump for November 19

“The massive asteroid that slammed into Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs might never have triggered a mass extinction had it struck almost any other part of the planet, scientists claim.” “In a dramatic intellectual turnabout, most archaeologists and other scholars now believe that the earliest Americans followed Pacific Rim shorelines from northeast Asia to […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that the victories won by a broad and diverse slate of progressive candidates around the country last Tuesday is the start of something big as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 12

“What Happens When A Surrogate Unknowingly Gets Pregnant With Her Own Child At The Same Time She Is Pregnant With Someone Else’s Child?” How to design streets for people in an age of driverless cars. Using optical illusions as traffic-calming devices. Hey, John Schnatter, don’t you wish you’d kept your big mouth shut about the […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of November 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for November 5

“It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America”. What if horror movies actually stop crime, not cause it? It was the flu pandemic, and it swept the whole world wide/It caught soldiers and civilians, and they died died […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 30

The Texas Progressive Alliance can’t wait to see what Robert Mueller has in store as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend linkdump for October 29

And the gold medal in pole dancing goes to… Frank Oz talks Muppets and Little Shop of Horrors. “Over the past 30 years, food companies like Nestlé, Mars, Barry Callebaut, and Hershey’s — among the world’s biggest producers of chocolate — have poured millions of dollars into scientific studies and research grants that support cocoa […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 23

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the Houston Astros on winning the AL pennant as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 22

On “American Pie”, the Book of Revelations, and the perils of deciphering ancient texts. When graphic designers rise up. “Of course, you want as many people to watch your show as possible. But some things are more important than bringing in a big audience. I hope that we, as a nation, get back to a […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 16

The Texas Progressive Alliance supports Rep. Al Green as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 15

What not to order at a chain restaurant, according to the people who work at them. It’s the end of the world as we know it, though probably not right away. The Babel Fish is coming. It’s decorative gourd season, y’all. “About half of fetuses with serious anomalies won’t be detected until an ultrasound at […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 9

The Texas Progressive Alliance also does not deny that it called Donald Trump a moron – among other things – as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 8

Pocatello, Idaho no longer has the worst flag in North America. “For for the fourth time since early last year, astronomers announced the detection of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of space-time created by the powerful collision of two black holes.” “On average, someone gets shot by an American toddler a little more frequently than […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of October 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance again urges our government to take utmost care of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for October 1

Sabrina, the Gritty Reboot, next on The CW. “For the first time in over 60 years, Brigham Young University will sell caffeinated soft drinks on campus.” “Artificial Colors are Back in Trix Because Nobody Liked Natural Ingredients”. Equifax sends an email to people affected by their data breach with instructions for how to protect themselves, […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance urges our government to take utmost care of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 24

I guess this means my kids are Generation Z. I can already hear them rolling their eyes. How young is too young to take public transit by yourself? “In a just world, the name of Joseph De Laine would already be familiar to South Carolinians.” Basically, everything about this. Just go read it. “It is […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance encourages you to keep supporting Harvey and Irma relief efforts as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 17

How Game of Thrones spoilers happen. Because people want them to happen would be my explanation. “We’re not talking here about anything as puny as political economic power. No, climate is about something far more terrifying it its capacities: Climate change is about planetary power.” What’s really going on with Google Drive. “Why the Equifax […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 11

The Texas Progressive Alliance sends its thoughts and prayers to Florida as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for September 10

“Legal Aid should be a backbone of our social safety net, and limiting that service based on state bar requirements doesn’t seem to be helping anybody.” How does a remake of Lord of the Flies, but with girls instead, grab you? Assuming you didn’t realize that such a work already existed in another form, of […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of September 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance suggests a donation to the United Way Houston Relief Fund to help everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff celebrated the federal court ruling that halted enforcement of the “sanctuary cities” ban before it went into effect. SocraticGadfly, from up in North Texas, […]

Weekend link dump for September 3

Just another day at the movies. No big deal. “Why would you attempt to pull a con on a community made up of hundreds of thousands of Meddling Kids?” The case for Taylor Swift’s new song being about Arya Stark. “Depending on how you’ve set up two-step authentication, however, this may be far from airtight […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 28

The Texas Progressive Alliance suggests a donation to the United Way Houston Relief Fund to help everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 27

“Three years ago, however, a small German town found a fourth option — you can involuntarily conscript Nazis into anti-Nazism.” “It’s a dramatic story, this epoch-defining tale about automation and permanent unemployment. But it has one major catch: There isn’t actually much evidence that it’s happening.” “With the start of the State Fair of Texas […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of August 21

The Texas Progressive Alliance supports the efforts to get rid of Confederate monuments as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Weekend link dump for August 20

Good. Actions have consequences. “Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have introduced bills to crack down on protesters. Among those proposals are bills that would allow cities to sue protesters in order to collect money to pay police forces required at demonstrations, increase the potential penalty for nonviolent demonstrations, and increase fines against picketers.” […]