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Los Blogs de Tejas…TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance does not hang up on Steve Inskeep as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes Ken Paxton’s latest legal problems, which he will surely act in an expeditious manner to correct.

SocraticGadfly talks about getting to an all-electric-car future in light of discussing, or not discussing, “the environmental N-word.”

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

Steve Vladeck highlights the problem of “judge shopping” in federal district courts, and a simple step to fix it.

G. Elliott Morris calls out a particular problem with political coverage of America’s democratic decline.

Your Local Epidemiologist reminds us that the flu is still a thing that is happening.

Emily Eby shows how the new voter suppression law will affect your voting experience.

Common Cause urges you to be your own advocate for the freedom to vote.

Paradise in Hell shows that he is still one of our foremost interpreters of The Former Guy.

The Current breaks the news that a Buc-ee’s in Tennessee is about to become the world’s largest gas station, dethroning the Buc-ee’s in New Braunfels.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like to see a whole lot more people get held accountable for January 6 as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff presented the primary campaign interviews it has conducted so far.

SocraticGadfly offers some thoughts on Karl Rove, election thuggery and election theft in the wake of Rove’s Jan. 6 column.

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

Michael Li explains why the discourse about how Democrats have “won” redistricting misses a lot of the picture.

Glasstire eulogizes Ann Harithas, artist and curator and co-founder of the Art Car Museum.

Rick Casey predicts the future following the ongoing 2020 election fraudit.

Forrest Whitaker begs you to please not mess with Texas rock art.

Steve Vladeck observes that the vaccine mandate cases before SCOTUS are really about the future power of federal administrative agencies to regulate … anything.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy, safe, prosperous, and hopefully COVID-free 2022 as it brings you the year’s first roundup.

Off the Kuff looked at the motion filed by Harris County to stop the part of the voter suppression law that criminalizes the encouragement of voting by mail.

SocraticGadfly had a three-parter on coronavirus issues last week. First was that some people’s claims that autoimmune disorders preclude vaccination are largely BS. Second was whether Fauci’s words about COVID moving from pandemic to endemic will come back to haunt him with wingnuts, and if Biden will face some problems with words and non-actions. Third, he took a nuanced look at vax mandates in the bigger picture of a spectrum of COVID public health actions.

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

John Coby summarizes 2021.

Juanita scoffs at Alex Jones’ latest ravings.

The Dallas Observer introduces us to Ted Cruz’s very online daughter.

The Current notes that Texas doesn’t score all that well on some metrics for personal liberties.

Jef Rouner tells you why you’re just wrong.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that all is calm and bright with you as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff discusses a couple more redistricting lawsuits, a new one filed by Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer over CD35, and an earlier one filed by a state prison inmate who objected to the practice of counting inmates where they are being incarcerated rather than where they live for the purposes of apportioning districts.

SocraticGadfly noted that Ronny Jackson and other Texas winger Congresscritters want to fight the effects of climate change, but only when it affects cops, and without admitting that the likes of Winter Storm Uri are connected to climate change.

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

Rick Casey speculates about what might happen if Donald Trump runs but does not win Texas in 2024.

Mark Pitcavage presents some random facts about white supremacist tattoos.

Mandy Giles is now blogging at Parents of Trans Youth. Elise Hu looks back on her 2021.

InnovationMap presents Houston’s top three COVID research stories from 2021.

Reform Austin introduces us to some school librarians who are fed up with and fighting back against book bans.

Susan Hays and Nonsequiteuse eulogize the great Sarah Weddington.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance knows exactly how nice or naughty everyone in this week’s roundup is.

Off the Kuff lets you know about the absolutely bonkers primary election that Republican voters in Potter County are fixing to have.

SocraticGadfly offers a few thoughts from up on the Red about 2022 primary filings (and Green and Libertarian convention filings).

Stace gives us his thoughts on some of the 2022 Dem Primary races.

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

CultureMap breaks the news of the whiskey being distilled by the folks at Saint Arnold.

Texas Monthly presents the 2022 Bum Steer Award winners.

The Bloggess tells you how to participate in the 12th annual James Garfield Miracle.

Mark Sumner earns “honorary Texan” status for reminding us of the time that Louie Gohmert sued Mike Pence for the crime of obeying the law this past January.

Juanita is not impressed by Ken Paxton’s “vote fraud” efforts.

Will Wilder and Elizabeth Hira show how the Freedom to Vote Act would de-fang Texas’ voter suppression law.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance knew that SCOTUS was a partisan institution a long time before putting together this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff reviewed the state and federal Supreme Court rulings on SB8.

SocraticGadfly talked about the latest lawsuit against Texas election law.

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

John Coby notes the “critical race theory” flareup in Clear Creek ISD.

Mean Green Cougar Red comments on the problems transit agencies are having hiring and retaining bus drivers.

Jessica Huseman reports on the absolute insanity of the Potter County Republican Party and its plans for an all-analog primary.

The Austin Chronicle has a South by Southwest update.

The Current is on top of one San Antonio ISD’s willingness to pull library books off the shelf.

Your Local Epidemiologist describes her holiday plans.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like the first Christmas season Texas Progressive Alliance roundup.

Off the Kuff provides a couple of filing updates.

SocraticGadfly dives back into COVID gain of function issues, along with Fauci and NIAID’s apparent failure to monitor Peter Daszag.

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

Your Local Epidemiologist is on top of the omicron situation.

Reform Austin laments how their city became one of the least affordable places in the country.

Texas 2036 warns that the shortage of doctors in the state is getting worse. (Hey, remember when tort “reform” was supposed to fix that?)

The Texas Signal talks to Rep. Michelle Beckley about her candidacy for Lt. Governor, and to Jay Kleberg on his bid for Land Commissioner.

Doctors Junda Woo and Barbara Taylor urge San Antonio to use the tools that it has at its disposal to end HIV in that city.

Ashley Hope Pérez tells what happened when a Texas school district banned her book.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes and comments on the seventh lawsuit filed so far over the new redistricting maps.

SocraticGadfly offers a twofer on environmental-related issues. First, as promised last week, here’s his take on Glasgow COP26. Second, he has a long piece on the National Park Service 86-ing an internal study about a mass of employee complaints about sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination.

Stace restarts his Thoughts on Viernes series as there were too many news items on which to opine.

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

The Lake Highlands Advocate analyzes the racial housing wealth gap in Dallas.

The Dallas Observer finds a gap in the prosecution’s case against Crystal Mason.

Mean Green Cougar Red provides a final update on the Conference USA membership scramble.

Your Local Epidemiologist explains how to best use antigen tests for Thanksgiving.

The Texas Observer shows the “domino effect” the state’s abortion ban is having on clinics around the US.

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance mourns the people we lost at Astroworld as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff analyzed how the new State House map changed electorally over the past decade.

SocraticGadfly talks about the latest in Texas-New Mexico water rights issues and other environment and climate news, with thoughts on Glasgow COP26 coming for the week ahead.

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

Jessica Goldman finds out how wheelchair-accessible Houston’s theaters are.

Alex Karjeker takes a closer look at how the Texas Democratic Party did as an institution in 2020.

Steve Vladeck argues for greater Congressional authority to enforce their own subpoenas.

Your Local Epidemiologist explains the mechanisms by which vaccines reduce disease transmission.

Hope Osborn looks ahead to the day when Texas is no longer reliant on oil and gas taxes to fund public schools.

Los Blogs de Tejas – The TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is in the best shape of its life heading into candidate filing season as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff discussed the first two gubernatorial polls of the fall.

Socratic Gadfly looked at the latest claims of a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

DosCentavos recaps the 2021 local election results.

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

Margaret Spellings and Tim Kopra call for a Lone Star space plan.

The Bloggess talks about depression and smiling.

Therese Odell brings you the best food TV episodes that feature Houston cuisine.

Angela Wilkins explains the health care inequity problem.

Lisa Gray writes about the AstroWorld tragedy.