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Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance is as ready as it’s going to be for the next special session as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at 2020 Congressional results as we wait for redistricting maps.

As the withdrawal wound down over the last month, SocraticGadfly had a series of pieces related to history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. First was initial thoughts on the withdrawal. After that, he looked at how the initial 1978 US meddling unnecessarily led to all that followed. Third, he said former Counterpunch publisher Alexander Cockburn was probably lying with his claimthe Taliban had a pre-invasion offer of a no-strings-attached surrender of bin Laden. Finally, he rejected claims, and the domestic political thought behind some of them, that the Taliban would now run wild, instead saying Afghanistan’s future looks complex.

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

Texas 2036 released its poll showing widespread dissatisfaction with the direction the state is going.

Katya Ehresman shows you how to get involved in the redistricting fight.

Julie Cloud and David Currie argue that people of faith have a particular obligation to get vaccinated and wear masks.

The Texas Living Waters Project sees the American Rescue Plan Act as a historic opportunity to invest in our water infrastructure.

Reform Austin catches Ken Paxton in a rare moment of self-awareness.

The Bloggess recommends some horror movies for you.

The Great God Pan Is Dead is looking forward to fall art season.

Los Blogs de Tejas

From DC: I took a pause these last couple of weeks to clear the old noggin’. I’ll try to get back into it this week.

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the abortion providers and patients of Texas as it brings you this week’s rounup.

Off the Kuff finds a bit of early evidence that Greg Abbott may have done some damage to his general election brand.

Socratic Gadfly goes coronavirus-snarky with “Who Killed Cock Robin” COVID version.

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

Mandy Giles again reminds us that trans kids are still just kids.

RAICES vows to disobey Texas’ new Roe-violating abortion ban.

Steve Vladeck finds a flagrant example of SCOTUS not being at all hampered by procedural obstacles when they wanted to.

The Texas Living Waters Project showcases a film that captures Houstonians’ memories of water outages during winter storm Uri.

Finally, you can and should make a donation to a variety of funds that support abortion access in Texas here.

Los Blogs de Tejas

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ringing all the bells and sounding all the alarms for the need for federal voting rights legislation as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes that for all of the litigation over Greg Abbott’s mask mandate ban, Abbott himself admits he can’t enforce it anyway.

SocraticGadfly wonders why the Christian Century hates Palestinians.

Stace updates us on Greg Abbott’s border boondoggle, and why Texas should not be doing anything on the border.

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

The Texas Signal runs an op-ed from State Rep. James Talarico about breaking quorum and then coming back to the House.

Mary Tuma reports on the anxiety and trepidation that Texas abortion providers are feeling as the “heartbeat” bill is set to become law.

Reform Austin rolls its eyes at Dan Patrick’s plan for a “conservative think tank” at UT.

John Coby answers your questions about permitless carry.

The Dallas Observer attempts to cast the lead role in the eventual Greg Abbott biopic. (Overlooked choice: Mid-70’s Larry Linville, best known as Major Frank Burns from M*A*S*H.)

The Great God Pan Is Dead brings us a delightful bit of architectural weirdness.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is not happy there’s a quorum at the Legislature but is resigned to move on to the next stage of the fight as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff puzzles over some frustratingly vague polling data related to attitudes about mask and vaccine mandates.

SocraticGadfly has a two-fer on some recent major climate change-related news. First, he explains what the Lake Mead water cuts will mean — and should mean for Arizona, and beyond that, eventually the whole Colorado basin. Second, he calls out some Texas media for pulling punches on matters related to the new IPCC report.

Stace honors journalist, poet, playwright, and cultural critic Gregg Barrios , who passed away suddenly last week.

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

The Texas Politics Project takes a deeper dive into polls about schools and COVID.

Matt Dulin looks at the effects of vaccine hesitancy and access.

Steve Vladeck explains what that Supreme Court action on mask mandates for schools really means.

Madison Yandell asks three questions about federal COVID relief funds for education.

Robert Rivard wishes Greg Abbott a swift recovery and a change of heart.

Beyond Bones assures us that dinosaurs loved their children too.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is way out of patience with anti-vaxxers as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s defiance of Greg Abbott’s executive order forbidding local action on mask mandates.

Dos Centavos is not happy about being back at RED and Stace tells us how he really feels.

SocraticGadfly, with an official court forfeiture order last month, talks anew about his personal connection to Hobby Lobby’s Museum of the Bible.

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

Jessica Huseman analyzes a video by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo about the voter suppression bill.

Steve Vladeck reviews the latest evidence of Trump’s coup attempt following the 2020 election.

Mandy Giles bemoans Greg Abbott’s return to bashing trans kids and endangering their health.

Angela Kochergo looks back at the El Paso mass shooting and the broken promises made by state leaders about it.

The TSTA Blog decries Greg Abbott’s order forbidding school districts from implementing mask mandates.

Nick Hudson shows how the new Senate rules completely impede public input on legislation.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still standing strong with the quorum-busting Dem legislators as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes a possible Abbott-induced hitch in Republican plans to dominate redistricting.

Stace tells us about Greg Abbott’s ploy to charge immigrants with state charges in order to house them in a state prison.

SocraticGadfly talks about last week’s leaked Kremlin documents, noting that the leak was almost certainly deliberate and, if anything, further disproves Trump-Putin collusion claims.

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

Dr. Peter Hotez describes the “triple-headed monster” President Biden faces in vaccine disinformation.

Charles Miller calls for bipartisan conversations about legislative staff salaries, given Austin’s rising cost of living.

Grits for Breakfast wonders why we’re not talking more about the sharp increase in overdose deaths, which has outstripped the increase in murders.

Emily Eby presents “Marvel Heroes Who’d Lose The Right to Vote Under HB3”.

John Coby reviews the Republican AG candidates’ July finance reports.

The Great God Pan Is Dead salutes some Fifth Ward art.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance weekly roundup was as always included in the Oscar nominees’ swag bag.

Off the Kuff notes how the state of Texas fell short of projections in getting only two more Congressional districts from the 2020 apportionment.

SocraticGadfly sees a mix of hypocrisy, unconstitutionality and Pander Bear from Texas Senate Legiscritters.

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

Dr. Peter Hotez argues that anti-vax aggression must be addressed if we’re going to really make progress in vanquishing COVID-19.

Texas Highways gives us 24 hours in the life of Buc-ee’s.

Emily Eby tweets about House Election Committee shenanigans so you don’t have to.

Reform Austin celebrates a rare good bill in the Lege.

The Austin Chronicle reports on an organized legal pushback against the latest wave of anti-abortion bills.

David Beard looks at how the apportionment numbers may affect future Congressional elections.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes all who celebrate a very Merry Christmas as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed statewide judicial numbers and the trends from the last three Presidential elections in Harris County.

From his arts and philosophy blog, SocraticGadfly offered a hearty Happy 250th Birthday to Beethoven, including YouTube tracks of favorite orchestral, chamber group and soloist performers of some of his music.

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

Jef Rouner talks to Dr.Peter Hotez about the forthcoming anti-vaxxer backlash.

The Texas Signal commemorates Harris County’s first election under the new Elections Administrator.

Texas Monthly takes a closer look at Austin-based SolarWinds, the company at the heart of the massive Russian cyberattack.

Michael Li explains the SCOTUS dismissal of the challenge to Trump’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census.

Therese Odell contemplates the “Trump is literally dragged out of the White House” scenario.

Reform Austin reminds you that the pandemic-inspired grace period for renewing expired drivers licenses is coming to an end.