Monday Reading: TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance says Bring Back Our Girls for this post-Mother’s Day roundup.

Off the Kuff takes a closer look at the competitive legislative races on the ballot this fall.

Horwitz at Texpatriate notes that, while there may be a Democrat now on the Court of Criminal Appeals, he is not doing anything of use to stop cruel and unusual punishment.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos discovered Greg Abbott is hiding from Wendy Davis again. Perhaps it is because she and Texas cancer survivors have a bone to pick with him. Wendy Davis Links Greg Abbott to Cancer Institute Scandal.

WCNews at Eye on Williamson on the troubles of establishment Republicans in Texas in the GOP Primary, Thoughts On The GOP Runoffs for Lt. Gov and AG.

Polls show that even with 8 million Americans signed up, people still don’t like “Obamacare”, even though they support most provisions of the law. Texas Leftist wonders if this is simply an issue of nomenclature. Perhaps it’s time for Democrats to drop the name entirely when discussing the ACA.

Antonin Scalia and Kesha Rogers have more than the usual something in common, observes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Bay Area Houston has a series titled “What idiot would…..” starring Greg Abbott. Today’s post is “What idiot would steal from cancer research fund?

Neil at All People Have Value says Wendy Davis needs to take up the real issues to get more folks to vote in the upcoming November election.

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

The Citizens Transportation Coalition reports on a presentation by Texas Central Railway about their proposed high speed rail connection between Houston and Dallas.

The Makeshift Academic explains the impact that senior status federal judges can have.

Texas Clean Air Matters summarizes the state of air quality in Texas.

The Feminist Justice League announces the North Texas Abortion Support Network.

Unfair Park reminds us that climate change denialism is alive and well in Texas.

At the Rivard Report, UIW Student Body President Jonathan Guajardo presents his recommendations for the reformation of campus police policies that led to the shooting death of a fellow student.

Juanita notes the love Tom DeLay has for Cliven Bundy.

The Lunch Tray isn’t all that optimistic about the war on obesity.

Forgot to post last week’s round-up:

The Texas Progressive Alliance strongly supports efforts everywhere to eradicate inequality as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff cheers two wins against voter ID.

John Coby at Bay Area Houston says a picture is worth a thousand Dewhurst/Patrick debates.

Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos learns the truth about Rick Perry’s Texas miracle. The fact of the matter is Rick Perry’s Texas is a mess.

Horwitz at Texpatriate notes that Chris Bell has finally buried the hatchet in endorsing Kinky Friedman, thus forgiving all from 2006. You should too. Really.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is glad that colleges, including south Texas colleges, are being held responsible for handing rape cases.

In the wake of the Bundy/Sterling eruptions, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs came to the conclusion that racial bigotry is more generational than it is partisan. On the other hand, that blog post was written when everybody was still under the impression that the Clippers owner was a Democrat.

Neil at All People Have Value made note of the state-mandated rape of the forced sonogram law here in Texas that was strongly backed by Texas State Senator Dan Patrick and supported by three Texas State Senate Democrats. All People Have Value is part of NeilAquino.com.

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

The Makeshift Academic provides a historical perspective on Medicaid expansion.

Elaine White helped the Religious Right take over the Republican Party in the 1990s, and lived to tell about it.

Keep Austin Wonky reviews Austin’s rail options.

The Texas Green Report and Texas Clean Air Matters analyze the Supreme Court decision upholding the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

LGBTQ Insider calls on Texans to support their transgender teachers.

Beyond Bones presents five ways to combat light pollution.

Texas Watch rounds up some news stories of interest in Texas.

Newsdesk showcases another fine example of Ted Cruz’s ignorance of history and international relations.

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