April 03, 2017

TX Progressives tackle Beto, problem Dems in the #txlege, more

The Texas Progressive Alliance has a story it wants to tell you in this week's roundup, and it doesn't require a guarantee of immunity for that.

Off the Kuff looks at the Beto O'Rourke for Senate campaign and how it might be successful. Jobsanger also thinks he's great; yours truly, with Brains linked, thinks he's decent but not great, noting among dings his refusal so far to back single-payer.

SocraticGadfly looks at Texas Senate Democrats all voting FOR Dan Patrick's budget, and the ugh "fear the police" bill from Whitmire-West, and for those who want to #resist, suggests another voting option.

A couple of somewhat dubious sources reported that Michael Flynn's offer to flip had Trump thinking about resigning the presidency.  PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has lots of corn ready to pop just in case.

Neil at All People Have Value continues to attend weekly protests outside the Houston office of wrongdoing U.S. Senator from Texas John Cornyn. Never let up against Bannon/trump and all the wicked servants of Bannon/trump. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Could Be True of South Texas Chisme points out a McAllen Monitor op-ed calling out the Texas Legislature for religious bigotry.

Lewisville Texan calls out Lewisville ISD for its poor handling of a student sexual assault case.

Texas Vox salutes Rafael Anchia's work on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.


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

Therese Odell has a Monday morning wrapup of the Trumpcare debacle.

Texas Freedom Network notes SB 5522, which would allow county clerks to practice religious discrimination. Let's just call it the Kim Davis bill.

Better Texas Blog reviews where we are in the budget process.

Paradise in Hell takes a guess at how low Dear Leader Trump's approval rating can go.

Scott Braddock reminds us that where there's bigotry and hatred in Texas politics, there's Steve Hotze.

The Texas Election Law Blog answers your questions about the redistricting ruling.

Michael Li examines how CD35 could be changed by that redistricting ruling.

Raise Your Hand Texas tells the truth about vouchers and school district costs.

Maggie Gordon documents the efforts of Ted Cruz's constituents to find him doing his job.


Zachary Taylor has your complete rundown of Walmart crime.

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