July 18, 2017

TX Progressives are the lull before the #txlege special session storm

The Texas Progressive Alliance is girding its loins or whatever for the special session of the Lege, and hankering after a “Sunset and Sign, Die” pin.

Off the Kuff highlights a spate of LGBT candidates running for office in the near future.

SocraticGadfly tells any Texas Greens who are thinking of skipping 2018 in working to restore party-line ballot access to stop entertaining such thoughts because next year will be a good opportunity.

Got any Democrats in mind to run for governor in 2018?  Drop a line to the TDP if you do, says PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Neil at All People Have Value attended the Medicare For All Town Hall sponsored by the Bernie Sanders Our Revolution group and also by Houston Socialist organizations. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

At Dos Centavos, Stace calls out the Harris County Commissioners Court for being chicken-shit on the SB4 lawsuit.

Grits for Breakfast does a roundup of what actual police reform should look like.

South Texas Chisme notes that anti-immigrant stances are affecting shrimping.

Lewisville Texan Journal has the latest on a Title IX lawsuit against that school district.

McBlogger calls out religious liberals for dissing secularist liberals as a straw man, and other things.

Somervell County Salon has an update on a North Carolina county going beyond even the broad allowances on meeting prayers after the Town of Greece case.

David Bruce Collins gives an intro to the campaign of Green candidate Hal Ridley Jr., running for CD-36.

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

Better Texas Blog keeps digging into how bad Trumpcare would be for our state.

Juanita has some fun with a Republican neighbor.

Paradise in Hell wonders what town hall meetings Ted Cruz goes to. Meanwhile, wherever Rafael is, High Plains Blogger sees the return of Lyin’ Ted.

Dawn Hanson advocates for high-density affordable housing as an answer to income inequality.

Michael Li demonstrates how not hard it is to draw minority opportunity districts in Texas.

Gabriella Dunn documents the other requests for voter data in Texas.

The StartleGram talks about Abbott end-running traditional media again, this time for his re-election launch.

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