July 04, 2017

TX Progressives celebrate #FourthOfJuly, #FlagCode and more

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone has a good Fourth of July as it brings you this week's roundup, while encouraging readers to call out wingers who violate the US Flag Code, no matter their motives.

Off the Kuff is outraged at the State Supreme Court trying to find a loophole in the Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

SocraticGadfly takes a look at Sy Hersh's latest investigative work ó about Trump's lies about an alleged, but non-existent, "Syrian gas attack," and thoroughly endorses it as well as Hersh and others responding to his critics, with a reminder that other alleged "Syrian gas attacks" also didn't ring true.

It was not a particularly good week for Russian conspiracy theorists.  Or Nancy Pelosi.  But Sylvester Turner's week got a little better at the very end of it, all of which was noted for the record by PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Neil at All People Have Value attended a Service Workers International Union protest for fair wages for janitors in Houston. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Bay Area Houston issues a Be On the Lookout for, or BOLO, about 36th District Congresscritter Brian Babin.

Lewisville Texan Journal discusses the online auction of Vista Ridge Mall.

Grits for Breakfast offers his in-depth take on the Miss Black Texas arrest fiasco in Commerce.


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

The Texas Living Waters Project provides eight simple ways to protect rivers and wildlife.

The Dallas Morning News notes three state homes for the disabled have Flint-like lead levels in their drinking water.

Megan Smith considers queer femme identity.

Alex Zielinski celebrates having an LGBT ally in the San Antonio Mayor's office again.

Lone Star Ma wonders why exposure is losing its effectiveness as a remedy for prejudice.

The Texas Election Law Blog reminds us that the state of Texas is legally prohibited from giving vote suppressor Kris Kobach confidential voter information.

The WAWG Blog Texas Election Law Blog, based on a new book.

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