May 23, 2017

TX Progressives look toward #txlege stumbling toward #bathroombill Gomorrah, more

With the end of the Texas Legislature's banana republic every-other-year session approaching, the Texas Progressive Alliance is old enough to remember when even Republicans would have laughed at the idea of Danny Goeb running the Texas Senate.

Off the Kuff notes that the state's voter ID failure in 2016 was way bigger than you thought it was.

The night they drove old Dixie down happened twice in New Orleans this past week, as documented by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Republicans double down on killing women with expanded war on health services.  CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme says vote as if your life depends on it.  It does.

SocraticGadfly says that Republicans, Democrats and media pundits alike who talk about a  "25th Amendment solution" to President Trump need to read their Constitution better.

Neil at All People Have Value attended the weekly Tuesday protest at the Houston office of wicked-doing Senator John Cornyn. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Jobsanger is among those seeing Joe Lieberman as Trump’s possible FBI director as a terrible choice.

The Lewisville Texan Journal sees possible collusion sees possible collusion — a violation of state law — between the Lewisville school board and its political action committee in a bond election.

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

The Lunch Tray likes the newly-unfettered Michelle Obama.

Paradise in Hell wonders what US Rep. Mike McCaul does with his time.

The Current notes some of the most self-proclaimed "pro-life" members of the Lege using procedural tactics to kill a bill that would fund a study of rising maternal mortality rates.

Therese Odell has the late night reactions to the latest Russia revelations.

The TSTA Blog explains why vouchers leave special ed students behind.

Juanita finds some politicians who got rougher treatment than Donald Trump.

TransGriot eulogizes Houston LGBTQ activist Kristen Capps.

Grits for Breakfast decries replacing driver’s license responsibility fees with an even-worse tariff system.

Zachary Taylor says that ALL for-profit insurance — including things like life insurance, not just health, is government-sanctioned crime.

The Texas Observer, with perfect timing near the end of the Lege session, quotes House member Celia Isabel as saying that Speaker Straus is getting rolled on the bathroom bill.

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