Daily Archives: May 18, 2014

Weekend link dump for May 18

So, what should HBO do when Game of Thrones catches up to the books? And what does an old episode of The Simpsons have to do with the civil war in Syria? “All the papers and history of singer-songwriter Willie … Continue reading

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Castro to DC?

The hot rumor going around is that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is being vetted for a Cabinet position in the Obama administration. For the second time in two years, President Barack Obama has offered Juli├ín Castro a chance to … Continue reading

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Judge prevents state from intervening in same sex divorce case

Back off, Greg Abbott. A San Antonio judge Wednesday denied a bid from the state of Texas to stop divorce and child-custody proceedings between a same-sex couple. State District Judge Barbara Nellermoe also set a custody hearing for May 29 … Continue reading

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Steve Stockman’s ongoing FEC issues

“Steve Stockman” and “ethical issues” go together like peanut butter and jelly. For a congressman who has overseen four campaign committees in two decades, Rep. Steve Stockman is having a hard time dissolving his troubled congressional campaign. Now a lame … Continue reading

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Don’t kill the penny, revalue it

Ryan Cooper proposes a big idea to make coins more useful so that people start spending them again instead of hoarding them in jars for months at a time. Here’s my solution: multiply the face value of every U.S. coin … Continue reading

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