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Texas blog roundup for the week of January 30

The Texas Progressive Alliance has never been more proud of the ACLU as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff did an interview with Jessica Shortall of Texas Competes, one of the many groups that is fighting against Dan Patrick’s anti-LGBT bathroom bill.

Libby Shaw at Daily Kos reports that true to Trumpian fashion Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz avoid their constituents, going as far as to eject peaceful visitors from offices, locking them out, calling the police. Profiles in Cowardice: Senators Ted Cruz, John Cornyn avoid constituents. Houston police called.

SocraticGadfly takes a look at recent discussion about implicit bias, especially implicit racial bias, and believes it is indeed a valid concept, but at the same time, has issues with testing for it.

Neil at All People Have Value sent a letter to each of his Houston and Harris County elected Democrats–from the school board on up–asking them what role they will take in opposing Donald Trump. Neil will be posting the replies at his blog as they are received. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

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

Leslie Nicole Ramsey reflects on marching in San Antonio versus marching in Austin.

Better Texas Blog warns us that the State Senate budget proposal is even worse than it looks.

Paradise in Hell reports a few alternative facts.

Therese Odell accompanies her alternative facts with GIFs and video clips.

The Texas Election Law Blog delves into the surprisingly complex question of who actually conducts elections in Texas.

Art Pronin touts the Meyerland Democrats as a model going forward.

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