January 18, 2016

TX Progressives look at the #DemDebate and more

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that Black Lives Matter on Martin Luther King Day as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff describes the qualities he wants in a County Commissioner to succeed the late El Franco Lee.

Libby Shaw contributing to The Texas Blues: Living in a place run by the Three Stooges of Bigotry, Snake Oil and Malfeasance.

SocraticGadfly, anticipating last Sunday's Democratic Debate, took a cold look at the new heat, primarily on Hillary Cinton's side, between her and Sanders, on single-payer health care vs. gun nuttery.

Before the last GOP debate, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs sensed desperation in the air.  After it, the smell of fear lingered like... well, you-know-what.

CoudBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is glad that there are regulations to keep our food, air, water, pharmaceuticals, workers, and consumer products safe.  We need more and better, not worse and less.

Neil at All People Have Value noted the passing of baseball Hall of Famer and Negro League star Monte Irvin. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

The TPA is greatly saddened by the passing of Florencia "Flora" Medellin, and extends its deepest sympathies to her family and many friends.


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

Grits for Breakfast pinpoints the underlying legislative problem that proponents of police body cameras will have to solve to achieve real transparency.

Better Texas Blog reviews the changes in penalties for not having health insurance.

Tamara Tabo laments how little we all know about our rights when we are pulled over by a police officer.

The Great God Pan Is Dead selects his favorite art books from 2015.

Paradise in Hell ponders Greg Abbott's constitutional tantrum.

Juanita revels in the latest Ken Paxton revelations.

The Better Texas Blog looks at the increases in penalties under Obamacare for lack of insurance.

The Star-Telegram's PoliTex blog looks at Paul Ryan's planned trip to North Texas.

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