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Texas blog roundup for October 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance and this week’s roundup are both certified 100% malarkey-free.

Off the Kuff takes a look at how many seats the Democrats are likely to pick up in the Legislature this November.

BossKitty at TruthHugger sees the Meningitis Outbreak as another nail, driven home by Right Wing Corporate Oligarchy war on regulations and existing laws. Voters who don’t put 2 and 2 together, about the consequences of deregulation, allow manufacturing shortcuts to hurt all of us. Deregulation mantras are bought and paid for by corporate greed. My Profit Is Worth More Than Your Safety.

Yes, the government can help people, and until Democrats in Texas remind people of that they’ll keep losing. From WCNews at Eye on Williamson on that subject, Democratic success in Texas is tied to voters seeing government as on their side.

Mitt Romney’s slight increase in polling popularity in the wake of the first debate is most attributable to single women, who apparently allowed his economic appeals to overcome their concerns about that whole War on Women thing. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs thinks that if the President Obama doesn’t make his case for a better economy, he’s stupid.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders why so much of the drill baby drill energy is going out of our ports. Who’s getting that energy?

Libby Shaw explains the Romney plan in terms even a child can understand in Starving Big Bird, Children and the Poor. Check it out.

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