TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for its annual overdose of college hoops as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed the Democratic and Republican Presidential primary returns in Harris County.

Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos learned that residents in the Houston, Clear Lake City and Galveston areas are sitting ducks. Why? Because our area politicians and local leadership has done jack, zip, nada to address the region’s storm and flood infrastructure. Not a thing has been done since Hurricane Ike in 2008. Nothing but talk and finger pointing. Wake up Texas. Houston. It is not a question of if. The question is when.

Hillary Clinton’s braincramp about Nancy Reagan’s contributions in the 1980s during the AIDS crisis won her the WTF of the Week, according to PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is appalled at John Cornyn’s threat to ruin the career of any potential Obama Supreme Court nominee. Just when you think a Republican can’t sink any lower, John Cornyn does.

SocraticGadfly looks at Hillary Clinton’s statements about both the Reagans and AIDS and that Bernie Sanders allegedly “wasn’t with her” in 1993, and wonders if we’re in dogwhistle season.

Neil at All People Have Value commended the local National Weather Service for offering a clear and intelligent explanation to the general public for a missed forecast. APHV is part of


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

Lone Star Ma focuses on the 8th of the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals: “Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.”

Harold Cook tries to make sense of the ever-murky Republican Presidential primary.

Newsdesk provides a primer on Robert Morrow, the Travis County GOP’s wacky new chair.

The TSTA Blog decries the rising cost of public universities in Texas and the effort to dodge responsibility for it in the Legislature.

Christopher Andrews examines the social life of small urban spaces.

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