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Weekend link dump for May 19

Meet Tonja Stelly, the mother of the only NBA-NHL brother tandem in history. “For centuries, people have thought of parasites as nature’s villains. They often infect people and livestock. In fact, parasites are by definition bad for their hosts, but … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, May 17 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have a grab bag: a big DMN expose on toll roads; education stories, including a chance … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of May 13

The Texas Progressive Alliance is still marveling at Stormy Daniels’ testimony in the Trump trial as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for May 12

“Someone from @piersmorgan’s staff asked if I would like to come onto Pier’s show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, to talk about the state of his attire. Since he invited feedback, I thought I’d do a thread comparing his style to menswear … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, May 11 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have election results; the anniversary of the Allen Premium Outlets shooting; various events at Commissioners’ Court … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 6

The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates Sen.-elect Molly Cook as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for May 5

Whatever happened to Charlotte Braun, the least popular Peanuts character? “This article attempts to answer the question of why the polls show good numbers for Republicans that don’t always bear out in final results and why current polling might be … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 29

The Texas Progressive Alliance wonders how a university president could ever think that inviting cops to a peaceful protest is a good idea as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for April 28

“Americans Throw Away Up to $68 Million in Coins a Year. Here Is Where It All Ends Up.” “Performing in the U.S. for international artists just got a lot more complicated. On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, April 26 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s all elections all the time, both the May 4 general election and the May 28 runoff. … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 22

The Texas Progressive Alliance fervently hopes everyone on that jury in Manhattan can stay safe and anonymous as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for April 21

“I am not Catholic. If the pope thinks my unique dignity has been threatened by taking cross-sex hormones, nuts to the pope. It hasn’t been.” “Meet the ‘pursuer of nubile young females’ who helped pass Arizona’s 1864 abortion law”. “I’m … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas: Special school edition for April 21

This is a special edition of the weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger, focused on school districts and the May election. Let us know what you think. Welcome to a special schools edition of Dispatches from Dallas. A number … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, April 19 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: news about the upcoming election, including what we know and don’t know; the bond package here in … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 15

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready for some Stormy court action as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for April 14

“Just as Trump’s mixture of insecurity, anger and grievance bonded him with small-town, white, declining America, his hunger for power and the punishment of enemies bonded him with America’s rising authoritarian movement.” An interview with 7th Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 8

This Texas Progressive Alliance weekly roundup is best viewed through eclipse glasses.

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Weekend link dump for April 7

“Twitter, now X, was once a useful site for breaking news. The Baltimore bridge collapse shows those days are long gone.” “In Simpsons terms, the important thing about “Hi-diddly-ho, neighbor!” is not the “Hi-diddly-ho,” but the “neighbor.” That’s the difference … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, April 5 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, it’s a grab bag with a lot of topics, including: cybersecurity; avian flu; scary anti-abortion GOP types; … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of April 1

It’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old Texas Progressive Alliance weekly roundup.

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Weekend link dump for March 31

“Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is giving away $640 million to 361 nonprofits, her organization — Yield Giving — and Lever for Change announced”. “Spies, War, Trump: We Still Don’t Really Understand What Paul Manafort Is Up To”. “What’s needed is a … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 29 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth: Ken Paxton gets off with a slap on the wrist; repercussions from the election including a Big … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of March 25

The Texas Progressive Alliance doesn’t want to think about California bookies as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for March 24

“The sweeping digitisation of music—both from a distribution standpoint as well as a production and composition perspective—has had some devastating effects on the industry and the art form. That’s not to say it’s all black-and-white, of course, as there have … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 22 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, some more election news, Johnson and Broadnax and various police and environmental stories along with the usual … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of March 18

The Texas Progressive Alliance would like for just one of the cases against the Former Guy to get a firm court date and stick with it as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for March 17

“The Dune movies routinely establish that biology doesn’t play by Earth rules, even for humans, on the sand planet Arrakis. But physics—namely, gravity—does. Even the hefty tyrant Baron Harkonnen needs a rig to get around. Could the worms really move … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of March 11

The Spherical Armadillos is the name of the Texas Progressive Alliance’s next band, and this is the Texas Progressive Alliance’s next weekly roundup.

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Weekend link dump for March 10

“How Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Debacle Previewed the Abortion Agenda of Today’s GOP”. “What is the ideal size of the human population?” The best summary of Mitch McConnell and his career that you’ll read. “Researchers in the Amazon have discovered … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 8 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, primary coverage. And more primary coverage. And some primary analysis, even. This week’s post was brought to … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of February 4

The Texas Progressive Alliance is basking in the warmth of spring training games as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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Weekend link dump for March 3

“On top of fewer shows and virtually no pilots, the available acting gigs pay less than they used to amid rising cost of living, talent sources say, making it hard for many working actors to afford their rent or mortgage … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Dallas, March 2 edition

This is a weekly feature produced by my friend Ginger. Let us know what you think. This week, in news from Dallas-Fort Worth, we have a grab bag of election news, school news, Dallas city politics, school district news, eclipse … Continue reading

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Texas blog roundup for the week of February 26

The Texas Progressive Alliance knows that banning IVF won’t be the end of it for the forced-birth zealots as it brings you this week’s roundup.

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