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Posts on ‘September 17th, 2017’

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 […]

City goes to SCOTUS over same-sex spousal benefits

Good. The City of Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner filed a petition Friday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that came down earlier this summer, concluding that states did not have to provide publicly funded benefits to same-sex couples, according to a news release from the city. The decision in Pidgeon v. […]

House to study Harvey-related issues

Good to see. House Speaker Joe Straus is asking three House committees to wade into issues related to Hurricane Harvey, including how the state can maximize federal funds and whether to rethink how to grade schools affected by the storm this year. Straus issued five interim charges Thursday, focused largely on education issues, like the […]

More on Stefano de Stefano

Our favorite double-named Ted Cruz primary challenger. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is one of the state’s best known conservative politicians, but one GOP long shot is hoping he can oust the firebrand Republican with a simple appeal: “A return to normalcy.” Stefano de Stefano, a little-known Houston energy attorney with no prior political experience, said […]

Dallas Observer Q&A with CD32 candidate Ed Meier

Also a good read. You’ve spent a lot of time traveling around the world, starting by growing up in Africa as a missionary kid. What keeps bringing you back to Texas and Dallas specifically? I was born in Dallas. Lived north of Inwood Village and lived up in North Dallas with my family. I’ve always […]