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Posts on ‘November 16th, 2017’

Friday random ten: Blue bayou, part 2

Oh God, is it Friday already? Thankfully I’m in the middle of a multi-list theme. 1. Blue Lou – Benny Carter 2. Blue Moon – The Marcels 3. Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys 4. Blue Moon Revisited – Cowboy Junkies 5. Blue Morning, Blue Day – Foreigner 6. Blue […]

The potential Sylvia effect

As we know, Rep. Gene Green is retiring, and as we also know, Sen. Sylvia Garcia is one of the contenders to succeed him. As noted before, this is a free shot for Garcia, as she would not otherwise be on the ballot in 2018. If she loses, she gets to go back to being […]

TAB wants the Lege to quit it with bathroom bills

The talk is good. We’ll see about the action. Texas lawmakers spent too much time this year debating bathrooms and immigration, and took their eyes off some matters vital to economic growth, such as phasing out the business-franchise tax and easing road congestion, the head of the state’s top business lobbying group said Tuesday. Texas […]

Concerns about the Census

We need to pay attention to this. Latino leaders are warning of a developing crisis in the 2020 census and demanding that the Census Bureau act aggressively to calm fears in immigrant populations about data misuse. Citing focus groups and initial interviews in Texas and across the country, the bureau’s Mikelyn Meyers recently reported “an […]

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.