The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a Happy Star Wars Day as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff rounded up coverage of the voter ID appellate hearing at the Fifth circuit last week.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos weighs in on the overall disgust for the TX Governor’s cowardice. The C.T Freaks Win: TX GOV Panders to Paranoia.
Socratic Gadfly wonders if, given this was not the first outbreak, having other information about the Food and Drug Administration from whistleblower Ken Kendrick and more, if we can really trust the FDA that much when it claims Blue Bell and other ice creams are safe.
Nonsequiteuse calls on Rep. Todd Smith and any other reasonable Republicans left in Texas to come collect their party.
Bernie Sanders declared for the Democratic nomination for president, and not even the events of Baltimore could keep him from extending his news cycle through the weekend. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reports on the money part of the equation in the opening days of his campaign, and wonders if the stark differences between he and Hillary Clinton might actually produce a meaningful primary contest.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders why so many Texas Republicans act to enable rapists.
From WCNews at Eye on Williamson. Hooray, Obamacare is working, The Good News About Healthcare In Texas For Everyone But Republicans.
Neil at All People Have Value said as shameful as Governor Abbott is to pander to the Jade Helm paranoia, there are in fact serious reasons people believe crazy things. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
HISD Trustee Anna Eastman explains her standardized testing philosophy.
Susan Criss asks if anyone can call us a “Christian nation” if it is a crime to help people or pets.
The Texas Election Law Blog previews the arguments in the voter ID appeal.
Quoting the 2015 Teacher of the Year, the TSTA Blog says we do not separate people into groups that are more deserving than others.
Unfair Park and Paradise in Hell both wonder why Greg Abbott is giving comfort to the tinfoil hat crowd. Harold Cook may have the best explanation for it, and RG Ratcliffe joins the fun.
Texas Watch excoriates the Senate for choosing insurance company profits over families and businesses.
Mean Green Cougar Red gives his thoughts on the proposed I-45 rebuild in Houston.
Mari Aguirre-Rodriguez demonstrates some of the tools and technologies that a modern campaign can use.
Texas Vox documents the vote on the latest assault on the environment and local control.
Fascist Dyke Motors recaps her story so far.