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Illustration Of Reach And Impact Of Texas Progressive Alliance Bloggers

Here is the latest edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance weekly round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.

Please visit these fine Texas bloggers. They are doing what they can to make Texas and the world a better place.

Above you see an illustration of the influence of TPA bloggers.

It is global.

Anywhere in the world you can rustle up an internet connection, you can read our blogs.

Next time you are in Paris or Egypt, you could read Texas Liberal before you see the sites.

In addition to all the fine TPA blogs, the great Amarillo political blog Jobsanger is offering world-altering commentary each day.

And don’t forget my friend Sarah V. in San Antonio and her travel blog Wandering Off.

Here is the round-up—

WhosPlayin posted a document explaining the link between benzene and natural gas drilling and production operations, and examining a few recent air quality studies in the Barnett Shale.

The Texas State Board of Education helps their cronies out and undermines public education with one swift move to support charter schools with our money. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme seeshedge fund operators racking up the $$.

Off the Kuff took a look at campaign finance reports for Harris County candidates and State Reps. Along the way, he answered the burning question “What kind of man subscribes to Glamour magazine?”

This week, Hank Gilbert continued to dominate Todd Sleazy Staples. See the latest at McBlogger.

Eagle Ford Shale residents already have water impacts from frackingand now eminent domain is headed your way. TXsharon is trying to warn Eagle Ford Shale residents to learn from mistakes made in the Barnett Shale on Bluedaze: DRILLING REFORM FOR TEXAS.

Over at TexasKaos, lightseeker brings together evidence on Rick Perry’s governing style in Rick Perry: Death before Bad Image ! Do the Dirt With Bureaucracy! [Updated] .

Neil at Texas Liberal spent the week on vacation in Seattle. While there he took a boat cruise that went through the Ballard Locks on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. These free government-built and operated locks are used by all types of commercial and pleasure craft. As they use this free government service, it’s doubtful that any boat owners go on about socialism or insist on paying what a private business would charge to use the locks.

The right wing unleashed a frenzy of race-baiting last week, from the continuing assault on Ill Eagles to the New Black Panther Party contrivance to the Andrew Bretbart/Shirley Sherrod dust-up. They struck gold with the last one, but all parties involved — from the White House to the NAACP to FOX News — ended the week with egg on their faces. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs summarized the sordid affair.

On July 21st Three Wise Men celebrated six years on the intertubes. Here’s Xanthippas with a retrospective, and some thoughts in general about why they do what they do.

August 1, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the mention!

    Comment by Sarah V. | August 4, 2010

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