December 21, 2015

TX Progressives looks at Ted Cruz, Green Party, Christmas pablum, more

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes Ag Commissioner Sid Miller a happy holiday as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff reviews who filed for what in the Democratic primaries in Texas.

The Green Party of Texas filed almost sixty candidates for state and local offices for the 2016 election, reports PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

SocraticGadfly dips into the archives and offers up thoughts on that Christmas chestnut "It's a Wonderful Life," including what a remake might look like, and a follow-up post about all of what's wrong with the original.

Greg Abbott reacts to children coming to America by sending troops. Obama looks at solving problems in Central America.  CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is disgusted that the only tools Republicans have are military force, fear and hate.

Neil at All People Have Value said that we would be better off with the values of Christmas rather than with the values of commerce. APHV is part of


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

Grits for Breakfast has the latest prosecutorial stupidity over Waco bikers.

Mean Rachel wishes Rep. Elliott Naishtat a fond farewell.

Texas Watch is pressing the TEA for more information about school bus safety.

Next City believes that urbanists will like Houston Mayor-elect Sylvester Turner.

Christopher Hooks analyzes the recent mock mass shooting.

Chris Brantner has some advice for cable cord cutters.

John Wright proposes five New Year's resolutions for the LGBT movement.

Paradise in Hell tries to distinguish between Ted Cruz's lies.

Kyle Jack lists outgoing Houston Mayor Annise Parker's top ten snarky tweets.

Fascist Dyke Motors is taking a short sabbatical.

Somervell County Salon says last week is the last straw on not voting for Clinton.

The Isaiah Factor covers school district fingerprinting.

Texas Observer has five gay rights suggestions.

The Lewisville Texan Journal hints that the Dallas Morning News may have taken hype to the point of lying about Lewisville Dam and Lake earlier this year. (Editor's note: On the other hand, any good enviro knows not to trust the Corps of Engineers more than absolutely necessary.)

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