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Monday Morning Read: TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance believes that it’s not whether you stumble that matters but whether you get up and keep going as it brings you this week’s roundup.

As the Fifth Circuit gets set to hear arguments over Texas’ ban on same sex marriage, Off the Kuff reminds us that public opinion is much more favorable towards same sex marriage in Texas now.

Libby Shaw writing for Daily Kos and Texas Kaos believes that although we lost this election, big time, giving up is not an option. We Lost the Election but We Are Not Giving Up.

The first beatings in the Republican takeover in Harris County were administered at their election night watch party, as the media that dared to speak during a prayer experienced first-hand the love of Christ and his believers. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs wonders if assaulting a reporter on camera, physically or verbally, is really what Jesus would do.

Despite the ugly results from last Tuesday, CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme refuses to be discouraged. We learn from our mistakes. PS: The Valley went for Davis.

From WCNews at Eye on Williamson. Less than 30% of eligible voters turned out to vote in the 2014 mid-terms in Texas. Needless to say, 2014 Turnout Was Horrible.

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

Hair Balls informs us that the Fifth Circuit wasn’t always a judicial wingnut backwater.

John Wright updates us on Connie Wilson’s efforts to get a drivers license that properly uses her wife’s surname.

The Lunch Tray divines what the elections mean for school food.

Nonsequiteuse has a message for those who would dump on Battleground Texas.

Texas Vox says that just because air is better doesn’t mean it’s good.

and then, there’s always my post:

Dos Centavos also points out that in Texas, Latinos just didn’t vote.

This Week’s TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the Baltimore Ravens on their Super Bowl win as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff reports on yet another study that shows the benefits of expanding Medicaid in Texas that will be ignored by our leaders.

BossKitty at TruthHugger needs a break from writing about neglected matters in Texas, America and the World. Since we elect leaders to represent corporate interests that live on another planet, we must do our best individually and locally. BossKitty Takes A Sabbatical.

The roster of progressive blogs in Texas got a little thinner this past week. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs laments the state of the blogosphere but reminds his friends and enemies that they are not likely to see him go away any time soon.

We can’t fix what’s broke, until we know what’s wrong. WCNews at Eye on Williamson tells us, Here is what’s the matter with Texas.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is just disgusted with Ted Cruz and rapist-enabler John Cornyn.

Neil at Texas Liberal says Martin Luther King would have been sad to see young people marching off as if to war at a parade in his name.

At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw talks about Turning A Vast Crony Capitalist Red Wasteland Blue. Is it possible we can turn Rickland into a modern progressive state? Check it out.

TPA Round-Up!

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for a ruling in the school finance lawsuit as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes the scandalous failure of the state’s replacement Women’s Health Program.

Rick Perry and Greg Abbott threatened hugged each other at the big Anti-Woman Rally in Austin this past weekend. There is obviously a lot more on each man’s agenda than ending womens’ reproductive freedom in Texas. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs thinks they’re circling each other like a couple of rabid dogs.

Despite the announcement this week of Battleground Texas, WCNews at Eye on Williamson makes clear that hard work is the only thing that will insure Future Democratic success in Texas.

Over at TexasKaos lightseeker spells out what is at stake in Dan Patrick’s attack on public education , or as he calls it his free choice voucher initiative. Check it out Charter Schools – Making Inequality a Permanent Feature of Texas Education.

The Washington Post endorses the completion of Keystone XL and McBlogger, predictably, gets upset.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants everyone to know Texas Republicans are continuing their war on women and their war on sanity. No surprises here.

Neil at Texas Liberal wrote that scientists have discovered that binary star systems would in fact suitable for life, but would have an odd climate and would have a strangely shaped habitable zone. This seems not much unlike everyday life here on Earth and in America.