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Posts on ‘January 5th, 2013’

Saturday video break: Everybody Knows

Song #37 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Everybody Knows”, originally by Leonard Cohen and covered by Concrete Blonde. Here’s the original: Is it just me, or does Cohen bear a striking resemblance to another famous Leonard, Leonard Nimoy? I’m now picturing Cohen as an alternate-universe version of Mr. Spock, which I think […]

Endorsement watch: GLBT Caucus for Sylvia

From the inbox: The Caucus membership met Wednesday evening to consider endorsement for the vacancy in Senate District 6 created by the passing of Senator Mario Gallegos. Members had to make a very difficult decision between two amazingly qualified and pro-equality candidates, former County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia and State Representative Carol Alvarado. After a lengthy […]

It was a very good year for Gene Wu

Rep.-elect Gene Wu has some big shoes to fill in HD137, but I am confident that he will do a fine job of it. Wu relates much of what he plans to do and why he sought public office to his experiences growing up in Sharpstown. His family emigrated to the United States from China […]

Tar Sands Protesters Are Texas Progressive Alliance 2012 Texans Of The Year

The Texas Progressive Alliance, a consortium of Lone Star-based liberal weblogs, has selected the protesters of the Tar Sands Blockade as Texans of the Year for 2012. The award has been given annually to the person, or persons or organization, who had the most significance influence — for good or ill — on the advancement of progressive […]