October 05, 2015

TX Progressives talk state polls, #climatechange, local elections, more

The Texas Progressive Alliance is happy to feel a little fall in the air , and that postseason baseball is here, as it brings you this week's roundup. You're reminded that the words are "Go Cards." It's also OK to root for one of Texas' two entrants.

Off the Kuff highlights a new poll showing a gap between what the people of Texas believe and what their government stands for.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos is grateful to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner for revealing his Party's false prophets.  She is also grateful a Republican Presidential candidate's whopper about an abortion that did not happen is exposed.

SocraticGadfly cleans up the climate change trash that Erica Greider threw all over the ground.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme has had it with Republicans who treat workers like so much used tissue paper.

The Harris County Green Party endorsed four Democrats in Houston municipal elections, bypassing the only announced Green member who who was declared, in At Large 3.  PDiddie at Brains and Eggs says there's a story about that, but he's not telling it.


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

Grits notes that statewide judicial candidates no longer have to get petition signatures from each appellate district. He also has an excellent piece  on why the War on Drugs is NOT the primary reason for our massive increase in incarceration.

Tamara Tabo has some helpful hints for the Gaslamp and other (allegedly) racist nightclubs.

Lone Star Ma went pink in support of Planned Parenthood.

The TSTA Blog warns about bullies.

Eric Berger explains what the discovery of water on Mars means for the future of space exploration.

Both Egberto Willies and Millard Fillmore's Bathtub noted the Texas mother who read in her child's textbook that slavery had been redefined as immigration, and got the publisher to agree to revise it.

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