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Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance has no choice but to gear up for the road ahead as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at what that Cornyn gun control bill will and won’t do, assuming the courts don’t toss it out.

From his second blog, SocraticGadfly looks at the details of a new Gallup poll showing a strong decline in belief in the existence of god (not the same as just “Nones”).

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs. InnovationMap looks at how the Houston tech community can support LGBTQIA+ innovators.

The Texas Signal reads the Texas Republican platform as the threat it is.

The Houston Press talks to Ben Chou about the intersection of the LGBTQ and Asian-American communities.

John Coby tells how trolls in the city of Friendswood forced a decorated US Marine Corps veteran to drop out of being the Grand Marshal of the city’s 4th of July parade.

Juanita improves on the Republican secession plan.

Steve Vladeck has a brief pedantic note about the numbers of the Dobbs decision.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is watching what the January 6 committee does with great interest as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looked at how location data can and probably will be used to enforce abortion bans.

SocraticGadfly jumps outside of politics to offer some thoughts on the future of DSLR cameras.

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

Juanita guffaws at the revelations about “True the Vote” grifter Catherine Engelbrecht.

Texas Monthly takes a closer look at the Alex Jones legal saga.

Steve Vladeck reminds us that many of Trump’s co-conspirators in his attempt to overthrow the government remain themselves in the government.

John Coby connects a former Republican candidate for State Senate to the insurrection.

The Dallas Observer would like for Buc-ee’s to stop selling gun-themed T-shirts.

The Houston Press previews the Dusty Hill estate sale.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine and the people of Uvalde as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff looks at social media monitoring tools and why they were of no value in Uvalde.

SocraticGadfly talks about how much, or how little, that OPEC meeting meant, while noting there IS something Biden could do, and no, it’s not his plan to renormalize MBS, which he’s writing about this week.

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

Liz Hanks finds a bit of common ground with her gun-owning father.

Mimi Swartz gets to the essence of Greg Abbott’s do-nothing character.

Robert Rivard asks Republicans a simple question.

The TSTA Blog has no patience for the Republican “solutions” to school shootings.

The Texas Signal presents a brief history of Pride in Texas.

Houstonia lists the top LGBTQ+ bars in Houston.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine and the people of Uvalde as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff brings the news of the long-awaited professional misconduct lawsuit against Ken Paxton, filed last week by the State Bar of Texas.

SocraticGadfly wonders if even any of the Goldilocks Three Bears of Kissinger, Chomsky or the NYT editorial board (plus Pope Francis being more honest about NATO than Biden), will persuade any Democrats to support negotiated peace talks in the Russia-Ukraine war.

Stace offers up a post about his thoughts on and his personal connection to Uvalde.

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

The Texas Signal covers Beto O’Rourke’s confrontation with Greg Abbott at a press conference after the Uvalde murders.

Reform Austin shows Ted Cruz being Ted Cruz, in the most Ted Cruz way possible.

Scott Braddock gives us a rare peek inside a Republican primary campaign, with evidence in support of something we already knew.

The Dallas Observer takes a look at what the post-Roe landscape will be in Texas.

Therese Odell vents her rage at our increasingly longer national nightmare.

Matthew Dowd singles out four myths about guns that stand in the way of reform.

Your Local Epidemiologist has the policy prescriptions for reducing gun violence.

Gus Bova correctly calls Greg Abbott “full of shit”.

Joshua Benton explains the deeply segregated Highland Park school system.

The Houston Press brings back the Houston Bucket List.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine, and also decries the misogynist and regressive SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion, as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff emphasizes that striking down Roe v Wade is just the beginning for anti-abortion fanatics, not the end.

SocraticGadfly talks about the “great muddled middle of exactly when, and with what restrictions, people support abortion rights.

DosCentavos gives us a list of Greg Abbott’s shenanigans of the last couple of weeks.
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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

Janneke Parrish shows what the reality of life after a miscarriage is like now in Texas.

Amber Briggle had a deservedly lovely Mother’s Day thanks to Beto O’Rourke.

Reform Austin speculates about Greg Abbott’s political ambitions.

Therese Odell wades into the latest idiocy in the conservative war on Disney.

Evil MoPac sums up other Texas cities.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine, and also decries the misogynist and regressive SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion, as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff reminds us that Texas Republicans are way out of step with public opinion on abortion.

SocraticGadfly says that the Squad is really the Fraud and that Chomsky went a bridge too far on various Russia-Ukraine War issues.

Stace lectures us all regarding taking advantage of Democratic majorities before it’s too late.

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

Therese Odell vents her fury at that draft opinion.

Your Local Epidemiologist demonstrates that abortion is still health care and won’t just go away in a post-Roe world.

The Texas Signal brings Rep. Veronica Escobar’s warning that the Republicans will push for a nationwide abortion ban.

Amanda Marcotte digs into Greg Abbott’s desire to use the Dobbs decision to push for an end to public education for undocumented children.

Jessica Shortall has no trouble connecting the pending evisceration of abortion rights to a broader culture of misogyny among its proponents.

The Bloggess talks about depression, joy, and music.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff wants to know where the coverage of mail ballot rejections in the May election is.

SocraticGadfly said that the Green Party’s call for a gas boycott from Earth Day to May Day ultimately came off as virtue signaling.

Stace tells us about Greg Abbott’s sudden change of heart regarding who pays for his welcome wagon.

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

Jef Rouner shows how more and more of Texas’ government is now under Greg Abbott’s control.

Rick Casey looks at one San Antonio school district’s response to a book-ban inquiry.

Laura Morales shows how Greg Abbott’s anti-trans executive order also harms intersex people.

Michael Li breaks down the weirdness of New York’s Congressional redistricting process.

Paradise in Hell reacts to the Elon Musk Twitter news.

The Dallas Observer reports on the effort in Denton to get a pot decriminalization referendum on their November ballot.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff isn’t really interested in moving up the date on the Presidential primary in Texas.

SocraticGadfly looks at the several political COVID hacks connected to Judge Mazelle’s mask mandate ruling.

Stace offers some thoughts (on Viernes) regarding Greg Abbott’s political play-calling on the border and at the death chamber.

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

The Austin Chronicle reports on the high levels of anxiety and fear than trans kids and their families in Texas are feeling.

CultureMap has found your next dream job.

Your Local Epidemiologist talks ventilation and filtration on airplanes.

The Current brings us the Ray Perryman projection about how much Greg Abbott’s border-truck-inspection stunt cost us.

Juanita remains your source for Alex Jones news.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff highlights another bad, bizarre ruling from an activist Trump judge, who threw out the 2001 Texas Dream Act that granted in-state tuition to some undocumented students.

SocraticGadfly offers some thoughts about the Texas Democratic Party leadership battle.

Stace provides some insight after Beto O’Rourke calls out the Biden administration on the repeal of Title 42.

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs. Hank Odell tells why Houston is still worth it, hurricanes and all. Texas 2036 presents some actual data about crime in Texas. Jessica Shortall collected tweets from politicians who put their logos on Good Friday images. The Current reminds us of a time when Rep. Chip Roy wanted to steal the 2020 election. The Observer does some more digging into the arrest of Lizelle Herrera.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the people of Ukraine as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes that the state of Texas is seeking to do violence to the Voting Rights Act as it defends itself against multiple redistricting lawsuits.

SocraticGadfly takes note of the new IPCC climate CRISIS report, which basically says we’re up shit creek and doubts either major party will take the actions needed to address this as a crisis.

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

Texas 2036 announces the results of its poll about younger Texans’ preference for electric vehicles.

The San Antonio Report reports on the city’s settlement of two “sanctuary cities” lawsuits filed by Ken Paxton.

The Texas Signal highlights Dan Patrick’s obsession with Florida’s heinous “Don’t Say Gay” law.

The TSTA Blog has some straight answers to why there’s a teacher shortage.

Juanita is not impressed by Greg Abbott’s latest border stunt.

Teddy Wilson explains how much worse it can get after Roe v Wade is overturned.