November 14, 2017

TX Progressives have a post-elections Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that the victories won by a broad and diverse slate of progressive candidates around the country last Tuesday is the start of something big as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed the Houston-area election results from last week.

SocraticGadfly talked about Veterans Day and stupid wars in light of the World War I centennial.

Democrats turned it up, out, and on in last Tuesday's elections, wrote PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Neil at All People Have Value said folks should vote for Elizabeth Santos in the HISD District 1 runoff on Saturday, December 9. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

Lewisville Texan Journal reports that the “new” Lewisville version of Music City Mall will have a Ten Commandments monument inside it. This blogger just made a mental note to never again visit the former Vista Ridge Mall. (And the idea than those statements “spread love” is laughable.)

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

In the Daily Beast, Olivia Messner talks about an extensive history of sexual harassment within the Texas Legislature. R.G. Ratcliffe adds more at the BurkaBlog.

Texas Freedom Network says the state needs a Mexican-American studies curriculum.

The Texas Observer has details on Trump’s Mexican wall plans and their destructiveness.

Grits for Breakfast points out that Texas' reputation as a criminal justice reform state exceeds its accomplishments.

Paradise in Hell is more than ready to draw a line on automatic weapons.

From a Green-leaning perspective, David Bruce Collins is more skeptical of last week’s election significance than are many Democrats.

The Texas Living Waters Project is not afraid to use contested case hearings to fight for our state's rivers and bays.

Juanita needs your help to get mail ballots for 2018 to people who need them, especially in counties affected by Harvey

Therese Odell grapples with the revelations about Louis CK.


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Monica Roberts documents the history of transgender candidates running for legislative offices.

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