Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Roundup February 1, 2016

The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to be able to ignore Iowa again as it brings you this week’s roundup.

And while I didn’t get a post up about it yet, this blogger would like to remind the voters of state representative district 148 in Houston that Rep. Jessica Farrar needs your vote in the primary. She’s drawn a challenge from an extremely anti-equality, anti-woman, anti-democracy candidate who delights in deceiving voters in order to throw election results. Don’t fall for it.

Off the Kuff highlighted how the tables got turned on the video fraudsters who tried to sting Planned Parenthood.

Libby Shaw is quite pleased to learn that in Texas justice can trump politics, in the most ironic way. The Texas Blues: A Stunning Royal Backfire.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows Texas Republicans love business owners way more than citizens. Why else do they allow dangerous companies operate next to schools?

With the Iowa caucuses looming, a pair of Clinton-supporting bloggers played the “soshulist” card. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs is at least glad to see that some Democrats know how to find — and push — the panic button.

From Bay Area Houston Can the Party carry Sanders’ socialist message? And win?

With words like “pragmatism” now on the table, SocraticGadfly looks at who the more “can-do” Democratic presidential candidate is, and shows that it’s Bernie Sanders.

Neil at All People Have Value considered both everyday life and the full picture at the intersection of Main & Cosmos in Houston. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.

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

Harold Cook reviews Jay Newton-Small’s book Broad influence; How Women Are Changing the Way America Works.

Keep Austin Wonky interviews Travis County Commissioner candidate James Nortey.

Raise Your Hand Texas quantifies Texas school enrollment.

Raj Mankad rides along on a driverless car test drive.

Rainey Knudsen pens an open letter to the other 49 states.

Grits for Breakfast wishes he had been wrong about the effect of a new law allowing police to use license plate readers.

Francisca Ortega reports that many child brides are still being forced to marry in the United States.

Rick Campbell tells of a quest to help Houston preserve its music history.

Katharine Shilcutt sets the record straight on Texas food.

The Makeshift Academic explores ways to limit the potential damage of the Friedrichs decision.

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