October 12, 2015

TX Progressives talk Bernie vs. Hillary, Susan Hawk, Columbus, constitutional amendments

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for some real Presidential candidates to take the stage and have some debates, as noted by yours truly (look for more tomorrow), as he and others also think about holidays and postseason baseball, as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff examined two polls of the Houston Mayor's race and HERO referendum.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos shared an article she read in the Houston Chronicle.  It seems that a certain group is determined to white wash U.S. and Texas history. The Texas Textbook Fiasco.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme objects to police chiefs wanting to stir up trouble with 'in your face' declarations of their religion which is the opposite of community policing.  Police are hired by the public to promote the general welfare, not the chief's animus to diversity.

Socratic Gadfly takes a Washington Post columnist to the woodshed for using tortured logic to claim Hillary is actually more progressive than Bernie..

Ahead of the first Democratic candidates debate, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs heard the Clinton machine finally rumbling to life.  He also listened to more dripping about her email, and mused on her policy pronouncements regarding the TPP and Glass-Steagall.

At the 4th anniversary of Occupy Houston, Neil at All People Have Value recalled the accomplishments of the Occupy protests. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

D Magazine has an in-depth look at the troubled story of Dallas County DA Susan Hawk, though it, the Dallas Observer and others still have key unasked questions, like if alcohol has also been a problem, what's up with that allegedly incriminating photo, and what else might be behind it and Hawk's marital history.

Paradise in Hell ponders redistricting.

Austin On Your Feet documents the problems of homelessness.

Kevin Barton argues against state Proposition 7, one of the constitutional amendments that will be on your November ballot. (Yours truly agrees and will have a review of all seven eventually.

Jenny Dial Creech shares what it's like to be a female sportswriter.

The TSTA Blog wishes there was a STAAR test for legislators.

The Texas Election Law Blog analyzes the seven constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

Egoberto Willies has an interview with retired Congresscritter Barney Frank, who's all in on Hillary.

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