The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes that Blue Bell can get its act together before it’s too late as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos wants voters to know that voting for mean and stupid people, or not voting at all, has consequences. TX Refusal to Expand Medicaid May Result in Higher Premiums for the Insured.
From WCNews at Eye on Williamson. The “big three” had a breakfast brouhaha this week and Dan Patrick got his feelings’ hurt, Hurt Feelings and Thin Skin – Session’s Getting Good.
Even the lawyer who argued — and won — the Citizens United case at the Supreme Court five years ago thinks our political system is broken. But his solutions for it involve removing even more of what remains of the tattered restrictions on financial contributions, and if you want to know the specifics, “you’ll have to pay him for that”. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs knows that this kind of mercenary political adviser is as large a part of the problem as the money itself.
Nonsequiteuse wants you to watch the video, or read the transcript, of Rep. Jessica Farrar’s declaration that she will not yield while Republicans deny Texans human rights and dignity.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Randy Bear, recently relocated to Arkansas, explains how that state managed to avoid Indiana-ing itself.
The Texas Election Law Blog calls for executive action to mitigate the damage being done to voting rights by the Supreme Court.
Lone Star Q knocks Sen. Donna Campbell for an amazingly hypocritical Facebook status update.
The TSTA Blog says a voucher bill is a voucher bill no matter what its proponents want to call it.
Raise Your Hand Texas presented its testimony against said voucher bill.
Paradise In Hell wonders if the “Texas Miracle” was based on anything other than high oil prices.
Better Texas Blog explains just what the federal government’s threat to discontinue the uncompensated care waiver unless Texas expands Medicaid is all about.
Equality Texas urges the city of San Antonio to take seriously the task of enforcing its non-discrimination ordinance.