Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round-Up—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us
Here is the weekly posting of the 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.
(Above–The famous gusher at Spindletop.)
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.
The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.
I say this every week in this space. There is nothing more basic and essential I can tell you.
Here is the round-up—
Libby Shaw reports that our lying Repug leaders continue to do what they do best — mislead the low information voter with their straight up lies. Check it out at TexasKaos — Lt. Governor Dewhurst Earns F- in Math, A+ in Pants on Fire.
The Democratic primary for CD-7 is getting a little bitter. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reprinted an e-mail he received about James Cargas’ seedy oil and gas connections, and got a vitriolic defense in response from Hector Carreno of the Cargas campaign.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that the Republicans are getting a twofer: killing higher education and shifting tax burdens to students.
WCNews at Eye On Williamson shows that the “Texas Model” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: low wages, poverty, wrecked safety net, crumbling infrastructure, while the rich prosper.
Without forgetting that the Texas forced sonogram is state-mandated rape, Neil at Texas Liberal posted on competing shorelines in Galveston. There is so much to see in everyday life. (Neil will soon be posting again to remind us that the Texas forced sonogram law is state-mandated rape)
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