Monday, July 02, 2012

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance -- those of us along the Gulf Coast, anyway -- are not praying for rain as we bring you this week's round-up of the best of the left of Texas from last week.

Off the Kuff disputed the notion that Rick Perry would be doing better than Mitt Romney if he were the GOP Presidential nominee.

BossKitty at TruthHugger wonders where all the constitutional scholars are, and why they are so silent, in Preamble to the US Constitution Violated.

While the Supreme Court delivered landmark case decisions earlier and later in the week, the two Texas Democrats battling for the nomination to the US Senate held a debate. They were overshadowed, as it turned out, for good reason. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs paid attention but really wishes he hadn't.

The Democrats have to, in the minds of voters, turn themselves back into the party of the people and the GOP back into the party of the rich and powerful. The winning won't start again until that's done, and that new governing coalition is built in Texas. WCNews at Eye on Williamson says that "Beer and Democracy" is as good a place to start.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme isn't surprised that the republican Supreme Court wants American Hispanics to carry citizenship papers. Yeah. Right.

At TexasKaos, lightseeker shines a light on the continuing assault of public education in Texas. Coupled with the nationwide exposure of the anti-criticial thinking plank in the state Republican platform, it's scary stuff indeed. Take a look: Killing Public Education in Texas with STARR.

Neil at Texas Liberal posted a list of Fourth of July events in Houston, Galveston, Fort Bend County and College Station. This list of information comes with a nifty Fourth of July reading list included for no extra charge.

Justin at Asian American Action Fund Blog cheers the incredible rise of Asian Americans in the Texas Democratic Party while lamenting the failures of the Texas Democratic Party Convention's Nominations Committee.

1 comment:

Will said...

Dear Perry,

My name is Will, I write about cities for the online magazine Salon. How are you?

I'm working on a story about people who are longtime (and in many cases, lifetime) renters by choice. As I'm sure you know, this is an option that is growing in popularity, and I'm talking to people who've chosen it about why, its benefits and drawbacks, and any other thoughts you might have on why the renting life can be superior to owning. I'm hoping to get past the usual discussions about flexibility and finance, and think about it a bit more philosophically.

I read a blog post you wrote about this and would love to speak with you about it. If you have a few minutes to talk on the phone this week that would be great. I'm available tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, and Friday morning.

I look forward to hearing from you, thanks very much for your consideration.


Will Doig