Monday, December 23, 2013

The Christmas Eve Eve Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes its readers a very Merry Christmas. Here's the roundup of blog posts from TPA members as we prepare to celebrate the holiday with friends and family.

Off the Kuff wants to know why no one is taking responsibility for enforcing voting rights in Texas.

Eye On Williamson digs deeper into how the Democrats in Texas must move the policy discussion back to the left, so it can get to where it needs to be. More on Democratic message strategy in Texas in The Overton Window.

After the blogosphere's sudden realization that next year's Houston City Council will have just two female members, Texas Leftist decided it was time for a more in-depth look at diversity in the Bayou City's municipal government, with some invaluable help from Charles Kuffner. And surprisingly, we're not as diverse as we appear to be.

"What the Duck?!" asked PDiddie at Brains and Eggs. The reality show quacks opened a new front in the culture wars, and just in time for Christmas! While everyone quarreled about it on Facebook and Twitter, the US Senate quietly re-authorized the federal government to continue detaining Americans indefinitely. The real outrages again get supplanted by the fake ones, as the USA! USA! hurtles toward Idiocracy.

The Republican war on women continues with voter ID cards. Who wouldn't love to see their ex-husband's name branded on their voter ID. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants to you imagine the horror.

Neil at All People Have Value said resistance to a wicked culture is an everyday thing and is hopeful.  All People Have Value is part of

Texpatriate releases a list of Best and Worst members of the Houston City Council.

And here's some more of the best of the left of Texas from last week.


Progress Texas released their Ten Best List, and Bay Area Houston posts his Christmas Wish List.

The Salon of Somervell County notices that Obama and the Democrats in Washington are moving on immigration reform.

Socratic Gadfly observed that Rick Perry crony Phil Wilson, the former head of TXDoT, got appointed to another post in the final year of the Goodhair administration.

This payday lending post is for you, Greg Abbott, says nonsequiteuse.

New Media Texas has Beyonce's Guide to Increasing Civic Engagement.

And finally, the TFN Insider has 2013's War on Science year in quotes.

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