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Weekend link dump for December 17

The Democratic Party is the most united American party in modern political history. The real-life Bada Bing Club will be closing its doors in New Jersey. What can go wrong when you give Amazon your house key. It’s harder than you might think to accurately count violent crimes in the US. Safer avocados for fewer […]

Republican Party sues to get Farenthold off the ballot

Now here‘s something you don’t see every day. The Texas GOP is suing the Texas secretary of state to keep embattled U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold off the 2018 primary ballot — one day after the Corpus Christi Republican announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. Farenthold, who’s facing a raft of allegations that he […]

High speed rail line route finalist chosen

Here’d where the Texas Central rail route will be, modulo some possible final tweaks and any further political obstacles. Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of rural Texans the most definitive answer so far as to whether their land will […]

You can’t legislate from jail

That’s the Ron Reynolds story. There’s a chance state Rep. Ron Reynolds could be sentenced to serve a year in jail next year. If that happens, he wouldn’t have to resign, according to state officials. The Houston-area Democrat recently lost his appeal to a 2016 conviction of five misdemeanor barratry charges for illegal solicitation of […]