July 11, 2016

TX Progressives remember both #BlackLivesMatter and dedicated police officers

The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the Dallas Police Department's losses at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest, and continues to support peaceful, constructive solutions for our country's ongoing racial issues as we bring you this week's roundup. Or, per Jim Hightower, let's reason together about BLM, privilege and much more.


Off the Kuff notes some interesting aspects of national polls and how they relate to Texas.

Libby Shaw at Daily Kos urges Democratic candidates to run as Democrats.  Neo-liberalism and Republican lite are not winnable options. A Gentle Reminder to Texas Democrats. Neoliberalism is not a winning solution.

The Texas Republican in charge of social services (isn't that a joke) shows the typical Republican disdain for women, their families and their health by offering mosquito repellent to fight off the Zika virus.  CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is disgusted.

July is presidential nominating conventions month and PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the lowdown on the Republicans, Democrats, and Greens (coming to Houston in August).

SocraticGadfly advises environmentalists not to get fooled by Exxon's head fakes on a carbon tax.

Neil at All People Have Value walked in the Sharpstown neighborhood of Houston with his sign regarding the value of everyday life. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.


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

The TSTA Blog applauds Hillary Clinton's promise to reduce the role of standardized testing in public schools.

Eva DeLuna Castro places the blame for Texas' tightened budget where it belongs.

Grits for Breakfast points out the benefits to local sheriffs of treating 17-year-olds as juveniles and not adults.

Juliet Stipech and Norma Torres Mendoza argue that comprehensive immigration reform is a matter of the United Statesí continued economic prosperity.

Better Texas Blog begins prep work for the 2017 budget process.

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