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Texas blog roundup for the week of May 2

The Texas Progressive Alliance is proud of President Obama and the Navy SEALS as it brings you this week’s roundup.


Marxists, CFL light bulbs, and Paul Tsongas? These topics and more were discussed during the recent Congressman Michael Burgess town hall meeting in Frisco, covered by the Texas Cloverleaf.

We have a new map for the State House. Off the Kuff has a first look at it.

At TexasKaos, liberaltexan explains the Republican Path to Plutocracy. Are you listening Paul Ryan?

Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby served in the office longer than anybody else. So when Hobby sounded the alarm bell on Texas’ lack of leadership, in a poem he wrote entitled “The Perverted Village,” Letters From Texas figured people better listen up.

Texas state comptroller Susan Combs is under intense fire for allowing the personal data of 3.5 million Texans unsecured for more than a year. Calls for her resignation and various lawsuits aren’t being quelled by her belated apologies and offers to pay for credit monitoring services for those affected. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs sees a political career crashing in flames, and a scrum among the GOP sharks in the tank to eventually replace her.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts that it’s finally here, Texas Democrats have the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that republicans are going gangbusters killing public education and other institutions.

This week, McBlogger asks David Stockman to STOP THE DEFICIT MADNESS!

Neil at Texas Liberal noted that former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby—very much an establishment figure—is wondering if the Republican intent in the ongoing legislative session is to ruin Texas.

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