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Texas blog roundup for the week of December 5

The Texas Progressive Alliance plans to send half its members to Mexico unless it gets a tax break as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff takes a deeper look at the judicial races in Harris County to get a better sense of the partisan mix this year.

Libby Shaw at Daily Kos notes that Trump’s promise to drain the swamp by packing it with billionaires, bigots, homophobes, Islamaphobes, climate change deniers and white supremacist believers is not helpful to his working class voters. In fact, with this crew in place, Trump promises to stiff his base. Welcome to Trump’s United States of Texas.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is still processing Donald Trump, the racist, misogynistic con man as president-‘elect’ while Greg Abbott acts out the White Nationalist agenda here in Texas.

Socratic Gadfly, in the third of a series of posts on the Jill Stein presidential vote recount snarks on Greg Palast while taking a serious look at recount and Green Party issues.

Neil at All People Have Value says he does whatever graffiti instructs him to do. APHV is part of

In evaluating the Trump Cabinet picks to date, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs discovered there was also a much deeper hole than initially perceived that the Democrats have dug themselves into … and must dig their own way out of.


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

BeyondBONES asks for your assistance in helping the scientists of tomorrow.

The Texas Election Law Blog comments on vote “fraud” and recounts in our post-truth country.

The TSTA Blog highlights the problems with private school vouchers.

Katie Singh lists some Texas organizations that could use your support.

The Texas Living Waters Project asks what steps your utility is taking to conserve water.

Grits for Breakfast complains about falsehoods about crime being reported as fact.

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One Comment

  1. Bill Daniels says:

    Want to know why Dems are losing ground nationwide? Look no further than this headline:

    Greg Abbott promotes the white nationalist agenda

    When you have come to the conclusion that deporting people who don’t belong here equals “the white, nationalist agenda,” don’t be surprised when non partisan “swing” voters say enough is enough.

    Keith Ellison and Nancy Pelosi as the party leadership? Yeah, don’t be surprised when flyover country votes against that. Where are the Blue Dogs? What happened to the party of JFK? My grandparents on one side were Dems. Grandpa was a precinct committeeman. They would both be spinning in their graves if they saw what was happening today.