Below is the most recent Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.
As I say each time I post the round-up—Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.
We can also seek to impact society by consistently acting in a way that reflects our best values. Or by working on an artistic or creative effort that expands the range of thought and imagination we have in our society.
I repeat these thoughts so often on the blog because there is nothing more important I can say.
The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.
Here is the round-up—
The GOP is for more of the same — demonizing the poor and less fortunate — while the Democrats are for finding reality-based solutions that help everyone get ahead. WCNews at Eye on Williamsonpoints this out: Fairness and equality (are) missing from Texas economy.
There were a few under-reported environmental developments in Texas last week, so PDiddie atBrains and Eggs reported on them.
Over at Texas Kaos, Libby Shaw explains how John Cornyn threatens to wreck our government. Check it out.
Neil at Texas Liberal posted that he left the woods for the safety of the city.