Category Archives: Houston

Ed Emmett, Time To Pick a Side

At the vigil on Sunday evening at the Jewish Community Center, County Judge Ed Emmett spoke to the crowd assembled to honor and memorialize the victims of the horrific murders in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue: And even … Continue reading

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Drive-By Sexist Click-Bait from the Houston Chronicle

Today’s New York Times features a graphic showing that so far, just over half of the women running for Congress this year lost their primary races. The fewer women who run, and the fewer who win, the longer it will take … Continue reading

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Buy Local, Fight Gentrification, Invest in Black Women

Gifts with political heft that support local businesses and organizations? What’s not to love? Here’s the Third Ward edition. Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing and Buses in the Suburbs

Spring Happenings is an online journal for folks living in that little slice of heaven north of the beltway between Hwy 249 and I-45. And to keep it heavenly, Spring Happening’s president, Zach Karrenbrock is urging readers to attend a community … Continue reading

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Public-Private Partnerships and Free Speech

We differentiate between the government, private, and charitable/social service sectors for a reason. We need all three in a robust democracy. They all serve different functions and are subject to different rules. While we’re fighting to protect so much else, let’s … Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Blog Round-Up February 22, 2016

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that early voting for the 2016 primaries continues through Friday as it brings you this week’s roundup. In Harris County, that’s 7am to 7pm. Don’t forget to go to the end of the ballot! … Continue reading

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It’s Lucky When a Bird Does It To You

They say it’s lucky when a bird poops on you. But what about when you poop on birds? Continue reading

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