June 13, 2017

TX Progressives talk Trump, Comey, Texas Greens and more

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like to see some thinkpieces analyzing the economic motives of Lord Buckethead voters as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at Republican fear of a redistricting ruling and considers the best case scenarios.

Yuge news broke every day last week but PDiddie at Brains and Eggs only had time to blog a few paragraphs about all of it.

SocraticGadfly, channeling Greg Palast's smarter brother, Greg AtLast, talks about Trump v Comey, and how too much Putin Did It conspiracy thinking got Reality Winner arrested, as well as how the Comey testimony was kind of a nothingburger.

Neil at All People Have Value reported that the City of Houston offers hurricane preparedness guides in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic. It is good to care about all people.  APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Ted at Jobsanger talks about the one-year anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting and its relationship to gun control.

The Texas Freedom Network says “hasta la vista” to soon-departing SBOE member David Bradley.

The Texas Observer reports from Austin on how the countermarch to the “March against Sharia” far outnumbered the allegedly main event.

Lewisville Texan Journal discusses how to handle urban wildlife.

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

David Bruce Collins previews Texas Greens’ state convention.

Sanford Levinson argues that nobody really knows what "sincerely held religious beliefs" are.

Lize Burr tries to make sense of the special session agenda.

Jay Leeson wonders why so many senators want to serve Dan Patrick's interests instead of their constituents'.

Andrew Edmonson thinks pride parades should return to their protest-march roots.

Paradise in Hell has a modest proposal for Greg Abbott.


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Durrel Douglas provides a way to help the family of Johnny Hernandez.

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