The Texas Progressive Alliance thinks we need fewer thoughts and more actions to curb gun violence as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff has been following the legal standoff between Greg Abbott and refugee relief organizations with increasing disbelief.
Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos is not the least bit surprised to learn the Texas Republican Party dances with the absurdity of secession again. We’re back in the silly season of elections. TX GOP: So it now it wants to secede?”
Socratic Gadfly heard about Mark Zuckerberg’s alleged shiny new charity, looked at it, and saw it was full of problems. Then, when some “pseudoskeptics” either claimed he was wrong, or else did special pleading for Zuckerberg, he took a closer look and found it was even worse.
“Thoughts and prayers” as gun safety policy from too many Republicans who are responsible for crafting laws which protect Americans…. isn’t. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs would like to see something more effective to stop the carnage in this country.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
David Ortez gives three reasons why decriminalizing first-time marijuana possession cases will be good for Harris County.
Lone Star Ma highlights the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger.
Robert Rivard examines the science and denial of climate change.
TFN Insider asks why Greg Aboot is bullying faith-based organizations when he claims to support religious freedom.
Lize Burr delves into the Great Disappearing Condom Machine Mystery.
Grits for Breakfast discusses the role of plea bargains in unjust convictions.