October 04, 2016

TX progressives have #debate thoughts and second thoughts



The Texas Progressive Alliance knows it picked a bad week to quit snorting Dristan, and one of its members wonders if Tim Kaine will do more death-penalty flip-flopping in the Veep debate, as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the sharp increase in voter registration numbers around the state.

Libby Shaw at Daily Kos is thrilled to learn that Houston area taco truck owners are registering voters. Houston Taco Trucks Serve up Tex-Mex and Voter Activism.

Back to Ohio for PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, along with some words from Hillary Clinton about Sandernistas from behind closed doors, and a few voting provisos for those in Harris County.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is sick of Republicans siding with the rich and powerful over the health and well being of Texas citizens.  Look to the Texas Legislature to be the great corrupt fixer.

Socratic Gadfly tackles the claim that third-party voters claim there's no difference between Republicans and Democrats, and finds it wanting.

Neil at All People Have Value offered his artist's statement as public artist in Houston and America. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Bay Area Houston goes after Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart over his Voter ID claims.

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

Grits for Breakfast discusses the stupidity of Texas Sen. John Whitmire's new idea about teaching kids how to respect be afraid of cops.

The Houston Press catalogs Ken Paxton's obsession with LGBT issues.

Lone Star Ma focuses on the 13th of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):  Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Better Texas Blog calls for a renovation, not a complete teardown, of Texas' school finance system.

BOR interviews Stephanie Chiarello Noppenberg, the creator of the political satire variety show Over the Lege.

Eileen Smith watched the debate so you didn't have to.

Space City Weather declares Texas' hurricane season (probably) over.

Texas Election Law Blog discusses the travail of voting by mail.

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