Tag Archives: Texas Progressive Aliance

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance says good-bye and good riddance to 2020 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took a deep dive into the appellate court races that include Harris County. Complete with photo off camera,

SocraticGadfly offers some humanist philosophical thoughts on the Great Conjunction.

DosCentavos teaches you how to warm yourself up with his piping hot, homemade Menudo and even takes you through his first batch of homemade tamales. There’s still time to make these during the holiday season, and, anytime after, too! If you learn to make these recipes, you will win elections!

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

The Bloggess says it’s okay to not be okay.

Mean Green Cougar Red provides his analysis of the 2020 election.

Kiko Martinez gives the origin story of the South Texas “cholo” version of The 12 Days of Christmas.

Simone Carter informs us that we have a Shelley Luther biography to look forward to in 2021.

State Rep. Vikki Goodwin has a few questions about Greg Abbott’s plan to take over the Austin police force.

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.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance salutes everyone who’s doing their best to make back to school happen – remote and in person – as we present this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff was on top of the big vote by mail rulings this week, both the good news and the bad news.

SocraticGadflysays thatthe wingnuttery was thick at an SD30 special election GOP candidate forum.

DosCentavos posts about the long-awaited video release of the HPD killing of Nicolas Chavez and the firing of those involved. What’s next?

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

Dee Dee Watters insists that we include Black trans women when we say “Black Lives Matter”.

Jef Rouner experienced a range of emotions on the first day of remote school.

Grits for Breakfast tries to make sense out of Greg Abbott’s muddled messages on police funding.

Chris Hooks makes the same effort, with the same result.

Marice Richter reports on a veteran Republican political consultant switching parties this year.

Grace Keyes warns us to not take the Postal Service for granted.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Roundup

The Texas Progressive Alliance has been making the Jonathan Swan face for months as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff did an interview with Sherrie Matula of the Sisters United Alliance, a grassroots effort to turn out low-propensity Democratic female voters.

SocraticGadfly looks at Texas GOP coronavirus tea leaves and rumbllings and offers his initial wondering if Gov. Greg Abbott will be primaried in 2022, and if so, by whom?

DosCentavos says that if Dems want to run up the score with Latino votes, they must sell the Biden Latino plan, too, instead of just pointing fingers at Trump’s racism.

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

Keith Schneider warns that Texas and its developers always forget about drought during rainy times.

Space City Weather gives us a look ahead at hurricane season.

Dan Solomon introduces us to Curbside Larry, the library hero we need in these times.

James the History Teacher tells the story of the 1947 Texas City disaster.

Zeph Capo argues against reopening schools without a robust plan to keep everyone safe.

The Texas Politics Project has the Texas Presidential poll tracker you’ve been looking for.

Juanita asks for your help sending ballot by mail applications to Democrats over the age of 65 in small Texas counties where the county party can’t afford or isn’t organized enough to mail applications on their own.

Michael Li shares a few charts to illustrate why Texas is (finally) competitive this year.

Los Blogs de Texas – TPA Round Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance did not need to pause its collection of blog content for your roundup this week.

Off the Kuff analyzes the latest polls of Texas.

SocraticGadfly looks at Howie Hawkins clinching the Green Party nomination and the various haters who still don’t like it or him.

DosCentavos is not a fan of the latest attempt at police reform by committee.

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

G. Elliott Morris throws a little bit of cold water on the positive polls for Joe Biden in Texas.

Josh Berthume worries that the seven hours following the end of voting on the East Coast will be the biggest danger to democracy America has seen.

Noah Horwitz shares a term paper he once wrote about Greg Abbott.

Paradise in Hell has had it with Mike Pence.

Mario Bravo calls on elected officials to lead on police reform.

Transform Houston outlines their objections to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s task force on police reform.

Texas Progressive Alliance Roundup

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

Off the Kuff details the state of police reform in Houston and Harris County, with a coda about HISD.

DosCentavos had a series on the possible re-hiring of Chauna Thompson. The effort failed.

SocraticGadfly offers up a twofer on third party national politics. First, in the wake of a previous post about Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen, he snarks on the party wanting to be “more dramatic and noteworthy.” Second, he has some Minneapolis-related questions about Cam Gordon, one of the speakers set for Greens’ national convention.

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

Craig Mills says he should not know the names of George Floyd and so many other black men who are known to him because they were killed by police.

Space City Weather revisits the question of COVID-19 and the Texas weather.

Abby Springs and Wesley Storey explain how Texas laws fail to hold police accountable.

G. Elliott Morris walks you through the Economist’s election model.

Dan Solomon confirms that the official policy of the state of Texas is that avoiding coronavirus is your own responsibility.

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 analyzed two more polls showing a tight Presidential race in Texas.

SocraticGadfly notes how Ted Rall is becoming a self-writing parody of himself.

DosCentavos writes about where the conversation on police reform needs to begin based on the #8CantWait campaign.

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

Christoph Spieler shares two lessons for transit agencies during times of crisis.

Paradise in Hell warns his Trump-supporting friends and colleagues that the day is coming when they will have to choose between their president and their country.

Therese Odell is always on top of the news and how politics and current events relate to the TV industry.

The Texas Signal reports on the Travis County DA primary runoff and how it relates to the wider criminal justice reform debate.

Via Out in SA, Equality Texas vows to do better at every level of their organization to help dismantle systems of oppression against Black Americans.

Christopher Hooks covered the Black Lives Matter rally in Vidor.

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.

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.