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Posts on ‘November 10th, 2017’

Friday random ten: Blue bayou, part 1

Do we have the blues? We have them enough for multiple lists. 1. Blue Always Finds Me – Hotel Lights 2. Blue Baiao – Susanna Sharpe and Samba Police 3. Blue Christmas – Collective Soul 4. Blue Comet Blues – Bill Haley & The Comets 5. Blue Dream Lover – Elke 6. Blue In Green […]

The secret sexual predators of Texas politics

Come in, sit down, make yourself comfortable. Maybe a nice cup of hot tea? There now, all settled in? Good. Now steel yourselves and read this. More than a year before the now-infamous “shitty media men” list, women in Texas’s statehouse secretly created their own online whisper network to document sexual harassment and assault in their […]

SB4 at the Fifth Circuit

Hoping for the best as always, but the Fifth Circuit has a way of stomping on that. Tuesday’s hearing was on whether U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia’s August decision to block several of the law’s provisions should stand while the case meanders through the court system. […] In late August, Garcia halted several parts of the law, […]

School districts affected by Harvey ask for a break on testing

One way or another we’re going to have to reckon with this. Leaders of school districts heavily affected by Hurricane Harvey told a legislative panel on Monday that they would like to see Texas’ accountability and testing requirements relaxed in the wake of the disaster. They also said the storms have dealt a financial blow […]