Category Archives: TPA Round-Up

Texas Progressive Alliance Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with those demanding justice for George Floyd as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff unpacks the convoluted Supreme Court ruling in the state vote by mail lawsuit.

DosCentavos implores local leaders to change law enforcement culture after the murder of George Floyd and others killed in recent weeks.

SocraticGadfly explains how issues of the duopoly and lesser eviilism extend to the Supreme Court, when one looks outside the lens of reproductive choice and sexual choice rights, and especially when one looks through the lens of criminal justice issues and minorities.

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

The Texas Signal declares that Ken Paxton is bluffing about vote by mail.

Dan Solomon illustrates how the Electoral College diminishes Texas’ political power.

Milton “Big Pokey” Powell, a friend of George Floyd’s, calls for police to be held truly accountable when they commit violence against civilians.

Therese Odell tries to take it all in.

Michael Li analyzes that State Supreme Court decision regarding vote by mail.

Grits for Breakfast despairs at the lack of progress in police reform.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance has a nervous eye on those post-reopening projections as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has the latest updates in the various vote-by-mail lawsuits.

SocraticGadfly offers his take on the documentary-based last chapter in the life of “Roe,” that is, Norma Jean McCorvey.

DosCentavos tells us that Joe Biden had Latino problems last week, too. But they are fixable.

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

Better Texas Blog calls for rebuilding child care.

Grits for Breakfast doesn’t understand the budget priorities being given to TDCJ.

Sanford Nowlin finds Greg Abbott fibbing about how Texas handles COVID testing data.

Juanita finds proof that only the good die young.

The Texas Signal wonders if migration from other states will be what finally turns Texas blue.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance gives a virtual salute to the Class of 2020 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff has the latest developments in the state lawsuit over voting by mail.

DosCentavos reminds us that Texans are modeling their leaders’ behaviors as Texas continues to reopen amid COVID19.

SocraticGadfly said this year’s Democratic vice presidential nomination is the most important since 1944.

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

Stephen Young highlights that great Obamacare cheerleader, Sen. John Cornyn.

Paradise in Hell turns his Trump Translator Machine on again.

The Texas Living Waters Project interprets a SCOTUS decision having to do with the Clean Water Act.

Christopher Hooks wonders why Ken Paxton hates vote by mail so much.

Sanford Nowlin shows a study that warns 4 million Texans could lost health insurance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeff Balke reminds us that hurricane season is still a thing that happens.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

This installment of the weekly Texas Progressive Alliance blog roundup has been done entirely by murder hornets.

Off the Kuff adds Rep. Chip Roy to the active roster of death squad enthusiasts.

Dos Centavos tells us about his hometown’s battle with COVID-19, and whose experience with Greg Abbott isn’t much different than that of Big City leaders.

Socratic Gadfly has, over the last 10 days or so, written twice about the Jesse Ventura for Green Party presidential nominee nuttery. He first talks about how this shows how much Jesse is Just.Another.Politician.™ In a follow-up, he said he wants to see exactly what was in the “letter of interest” Jesse’s minions sent to the Green Party and who signed it, as the Green Party currently risks looking like Just.Another.Political.Party™.

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

Scott Braddock chronicles Greg Abbott’s various power moves during the crisis.

Lisa Gray interviewed Braddock about the “full-on culture war” that Abbott and others are leading over COVID-19.

Paradise in Hell brings us an important butt-shaking legal update.

Dan Solomon hands out some awards for coronavirus performance.

Paul Basaldua shows how recovered COVID-19 patients can help others by donating their plasma.

Beyond Bones would like to put your mind at ease about those murder hornets.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes everyone has a galactically great Star Wars Day as it brings you this epoch’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at that poll from PPP showing Joe Biden with a one point lead over Donald Trump in Texas.

Dos Centavos shares his tortilla recipe.

SocraticGadfly looked at some common coronavirus conspiracy thinking and how it shows the “horseshoe theory” is sometimes true.

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

Better Texas Blog urges us to protect immigrants as they power our economy.

Eater Dallas explains the dangers of reopening for small restaurants.

Ken Hoffman finds that Hobby Airport is as empty as you’d expect right now.

Juanita checks in on Mother Pence.

The Texas Signal compares Greg Abbott’s approval bump to those of other governors.

TX Progressive Alliance Round-Up

I’ve been neglecting my friends. I need to change that. So. here’s the TPA Round-UP highlighting last-week’s big posts.


The Texas Progressive Alliance has treated this week’s roundup with Clorox and UV radiation.

Off the Kuff looks at the ways that local election officials are trying to prepare for the July and November elections.

Dos Centavos is making tortillas, as we all should be right now.

SocraticGadfly had a trio of posts for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The first, complete with photos, looked at the past 50 years of wildlife preservation efforts — the good, the bad, the ugly. The second said that King Hubbert was correct, using the parameters he did of rational, profitable exploration, that the US hit Peak Oil in 1970. The third, per the Daniel Day-Lewis movie, said there will continue to be blood for oil.

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

Ilyse Hogue points out how the pro-coronavirus protesters are trying to hijack pro-choice language.

Andrew Wheat explains how rightwing oligarch Tim Dunn loves the “nanny state” when it benefits his bottom line.

The Bloggess takes you on a creepy tour of her house.

Paradise in Hell deconstructs the Trumpian snake oil show.

Gavin Rogers wants us to remember our most vulnerable neighbors.

Grits for Breakfast interprets the state Supreme Court ruling on the Abbott executive order on bail.

Stephen Young answers your questions about how oil can cost less than nothing.

TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks that maybe some Republicans ought to try reading the Mueller report as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at the July campaign finance reports from Congressional candidates.

SocraticGadfly invites you to be Simon and Garfunkel and picture the sounds of silence that a truly Green, Green New Deal on climate change would bring.

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

Better Texas Blog decries the proposals to gut SNAP.

Stephen Young notices how one-note the Republican response to Democratic Senate candidates is.

Mean Green Cougar Red mourns the demolition of the First Pasadena Bank.

Paradise in Hell interprets Donald Trump’s interpretation of the Constitution.

The Observer reminds us that a lot of people die on the job in Texas.

John Coby says good-bye to his Congressman, Pete Olson.

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with federal workers and contractors and their families as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took a look at the elections we have in store for 2019.

Socratic sees the Tulsi Gabbard presidential announcement and examines the Tulsi Kool-Aid and who’s mixing and pouring it.

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

Better Texas Blog takes their first look at the opening budget proposals.

Juanita provides an update on the Blake Farenthold story.

Sarah Martinez reports on Dr Pepper’s effort to become the Official Soft Drink of Texas.

The TSTA Blog explains the problem with merit pay.

Raise Your Hand Texas has a toolkit to navigate the legislative session.

Robin Paoli spells out why Houston women keep marching.

TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with federal workers and contractors and their families as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff congratulates Dan Patrick for his success in claiming victory on the bathroom bill.

SocraticGadfly saw the number of “names” already making 2020 presidential announcements, along with the speculation about many others, and offered his initial oddsmaking take on Democratic candidates along with other assessment.

Stace at Dos Centavos is back! Last week, he provided more context to the recent prison release of La Raza Unida Party’s Ramsey Muñiz than the MSM.

It’s been a fun time, but Texas Leftist has decided to finally close up shop in the blog format. But if you’ve enjoyed the great content over these years, please give my brand new venture a listen. Welcome to the Ingressive Voices Podcast!! Hope to see you (hear you??) there!!

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

State Rep. Erin Zwiener asks us to take sexual misconduct seriously.

Dan Solomon notes that the town of Marfa is now famous enough to be mocked by The Simpsons.

Grits for Breakfast gives the Lege a to do list for criminal justice reform.

The Lunch Tray calls for action to oppose the weakening of school lunch nutrition standards.

Paradise in Hell remains our foremost interpreter of Individual One.

Swamplot finds a visual compendium of where Houston’s neighborhood names came from.

TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance has shifted into runoff mode as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff examines the relationship between primary turnout and victory in November.

SocraticGadfly offers up a game of post-primary Texas mainstream media bingo.

As always, Neil at All People Have Value attended the weekly John Cornyn Houston Office Protest.

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

Shari Biediger tells how the San Antonio River came to be green for Saint Patrick’s Day.

Space City Weather says it’s still a bit early for a hurricane outlook.

Greg Jefferson reviews some of the many victories won by women in the primaries.

Leah Binkovitz points to a new study out of Houston that suggests that the benefits of homeownership are also ensnared in a discriminatory appraisal process that perpetuates racial inequality.

G. Elliott Morris interprets the PA-18 special election data, and finds no good news for the GOP.

Raise Your Hand Texas reports from the recent public school finance commission hearing.