Texas Progressive Alliance 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 map by TUBS.)
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.
I run these words each week in this space. This is because there is nothing more important that I can tell you.
The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.
Here is the round-up—
BossKitty at TruthHugger knows that hate groups abound in Texas, but is very concerned about the recent developments demonstrating American undercurrents of hate threatening the First Lady.
Is the leading GOP US Senate candidate so far to the right that so-called moderate Republicans would cross over and vote for the Democratic candidate in November? That’s what WCNews at Eye on Williamson tries to get to the bottom of, in “Would a Cruz win end the crossover myth?
At McBlogger, we discover Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson cribbing from Hank Gilbert, ca. 2006.
The NAACP’s 2012 national convention, held in Houston last week, was covered by PDiddie ofBrains and Eggs, and reports from the scene included Eric Holder’s “poll taxes“, Mitt Romney’s boos, and Joe Biden’s “character of (PBO’s) convictions“.
Neil at Texas Liberal read a recent Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of Malcolm X as he enjoyed a milkshake. There might be some things more All-American than Malcolm X and a milkshake — but it is hard to imagine what those things might be.
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