February 20, 2017

TX Progressives say Happy Presidents Day with the weekly wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance will light a scented candle outside Ikea in solidarity with the confused people of Sweden and salutes the good, the bad, and the ugly among American presidents on Presidents' Day as it brings you this week's roundup.


 Libby Shaw at Daily Kos is amused by the Republicans hiding from their constituents. No wonder. The Party has been serving the interests of billionaires and oligarchs for decades, both domestic and Russian, apparently. No Republicans we are not about to move on. This is more dangerous than Watergate.


 The last few months have been perplexing, as we try to figure out life on the Trump train. UGH. But as Texas Leftist points out, some things are slowly coming into focus. After seeming to be free from consequences, we're finally seeing that the President and his Administration can be held accountable for their actions.

 SocraticGadfly, on hearing about the death of Norma Jean McCorvey of Roe v. Wade fame, offers an extended take on her, the plaintiff in a simultaneous suit, and the state of abortion in America today.

 Shadetree psychologist PDiddie at Brains and Eggs diagnoses President Trump as in desperate need of an intervention.

 Easter Lemming Liberal News showcases Pat Van Houte's grassroots campaign (website) for Pasadena mayor which relies on small donations and prohibits donations from city contractors.

 CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme warns that the disrespect the Republicans show are constitution is only getting worse.  Now they want to actually write their hate and kleptocracy into the document, itself.

 Neil at All People Have Value made note of the climate change art exhibit made by the construction crew on Memorial Drive in Houston. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

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

 Grits for Breakfast explains why indigent defense costs have risen as crime has declined.

 The Texas Election Law Blog analyzes two significant election-related bills that have been filed.

 Paradise in Hell notes that Dear Leader Trump is now 0.00002% closer to proving his claims about election fraud.

 Raj Mankad wants to see multiple approaches taken to make our streets safer.

 Julie Rovner takes a deep dive into four GOP talking points on health care.

 Raise Your Hand Texas explains why voucher advocates are becoming irritable.

 Eater Houston notes that several Houston restaurants will be raising money for the ACLU in support of their immigrant employees.

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