February 27, 2017

TX Progressives call for taking firm political stances and for having town halls

The Texas Progressive Alliance is always happy to celebrate the start of spring training, especially for the St. Louis Cardinals, as it brings you this week's roundup.

 Off the Kuff looks at the bill to modify Texas' voter ID law and sees a bit of reality acceptance by the Republicans.

 Libby Shaw at Daily Kos notes that we have three equal branches of government and a free press. So far the POTUS has attacked the judiciary and has declared war on the press. The Legislative branch that should be holding the POTUS accountable looks the other way.  Meanwhile, the Russians... Senators Cornyn and Cruz: Silence is collusion. The POTUS is being played.

 SocraticGadfly takes a look at both Democratic Party post-election issues and Green Party discussion group comments, and issues his political ideas wish list for 2018 and beyond.

 Easter Lemming Liberal News reports that because of slow action by Harris County and the City of Pasadena, Texas, information on Harris County and Pasadena election locations and hours and even district boundaries are so far available only on mayoral candidate Pat Van Houte's Facebook page Pat4Pasadena and her Pat4Pasadena.com website. (Gary Denton works for Pat Van Houte's campaign as well as blogging as Easter Lemming.)

 CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme contributes to ACLU to protect us against Republicans going after voters - harass those who signed an affidavit this time and send them to jail next time.

 It was a big weekend for the Democrats as Tom Perez prevailed (barely) over Keith Ellison for the chairmanship of the DNC, and PDiddie at Brains and Eggs takes a look at what's next for the Donks.

 Neil at All People Have Value attended a protest at a Houston country club calling upon cowardly Houston Congressperson John Culberson to have an open town hall meeting rather than just speaking to people at a country club. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.


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

 David Lake explains how Rep. Lamar Smith's agenda is hurting the economy.

 Kevin Buckler wants more focus on asset forfeiture.

 Juanita finds a silver lining.

 Scott Braddock reads the fake news that is bolstering Ken Paxton's criminal defense.

 Jen Powis suggests we look towards the private sector before we invest billions in an Ike Dike.

 Paradise in Hell calls out Rep. Louie Gohmert for being a coward.

 Lone Star Ma calls out Rep. Blake Farenthold for not caring about his constituents.

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