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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—The Mess That Is Democracy

Here is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers who are working hard for a better Texas.

Every Texan has the ability 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 even run for public office. The work of freedom is up to each of us.

(Above–While it is true that our democracy often seems like a big mess, we each have to make the call to take command of our futures. Photo copyright 2010 Neil Aquino.) 

Here is the round-up—

Off the Kuff wonders how big the next state deficit will be. Because we’re surely going to have one.

McBlogger takes a look at the Republicans’ most recent effort to give us RyanFraud.

As rumors of a Rick Perry presidential bid grow stronger, brace yourself for the Perry propaganda. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme has officially warned you.

With Ron Paul’s declination to run again for Congress, a muddy scrum broke out for the vacancy he leaves in CD-14. PDiddie at Brains and Eggscollects the names of some of the rumored entrants.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson shows us that the GOP’s governing scheme continues: preach fiscal conservatism all the while running up debt to historic levels. Texas’ debt has exploded under Perry.

Neil at Texas Liberal notes that Republican Texas Agriculture Commissioner and lt. governor wannabe Todd Staples loves federal money. Neil also observed that Texas counties that voted strongly Republican in 2010 also love federal money.

July 24, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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