May 23, 2016

TX Progressives eyeball politicos as runoff day nears

The Texas Progressive Alliance does not get paid to not work for Ken Paxton or George P. Bush as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff just shakes his head at the Supreme Court punt on birth control.

Libby Shaw at Daily Kos explores the deep disconnect between the recently ratified Texas Republican Party's platform and the views of residents in Houston, the stateís largest city. Political Divide: Texas GOP - Its braying buffoons and "penurious reactionaries" are not who we are.

Socratic Gadfly looks at the most recent imbroglio, or whatever, involving Dallas County DA Susan Hawk, and  fires both barrels, saying she needs to resign AND the Dallas media needs to do a MUCH better job covering this issue.

The latest revolution update is posted by PDiddie at Brain and Eggs.

Egberto Willies says his own personal health issues have made him double down on supporting single payer.

Neil at All People Have Value walked around Downtown Houston this week with a sign that called for us to respect one another. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Texas Sharon wrote about a solvable spill in Mansfield that TCEQ seemingly doesn't want to solve.

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

TrailBlazers talks about George P(issing it away) Bush, like Ken Paxton, paying people not to work.

Robert Rivard excoriates the Supreme Court decision upholding the school finance system.

Better Texas Blog forecasts a scary future for Texas' children as a result of that ruling.

Christopher Hooks contemplates Ted Cruz's future.

Leah Binkovitz rethinks urban design in the wake of recent flooding.

Offcite reviews several new books on transportation.

The Lunch Tray documents a falling out between the School Nutrition Association and House Republicans.

The WAWG Blog calls the gig economy the slave economy.

Save Buffalo Bayou reports on herons and egrets.

Texas Observer reviews HBO's All the Way, the TV movie version of the Bryan Cranston-helmed stage play about LBJ.

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