Texoblogosphere: Week of December 29th

The Texas Progressive Alliance is takking a cup of kindness yet as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff stays on top of all of the legislative special elections that are going on.

Libby Shaw republished a diary she posted last year on Texas Kaos on Daily Kos in order to remind us about what happens in a state with so little oversight. GOP Texas: Where state funded cancer research can become a slush fund for politicians.

From WCNews at Eye on Williamson. There’s no telling what will happen in the next legislative session, but some think it won’t be so bad. Don’t buy it, Let’s Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves.

The blood lust of the Texas Republicans will not be sated with just five doses of execution drugs available. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders what Greg Abbott will do.

Some recent national conversations seem to reinforce the premise that an independent progressive movement might be valuable to effect the kind of change that would attract the vast majority of non-voting Americans. What it might look like and where to get started remain the primary hurdles. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs found some justification in his efforts to work within and without the Democratic Party simultaneously.

Neil at All People Have Value said we have the right to elect liberals to public office in big cities without the police rebelling and undermining the democratically elected choice of the people. All People Have Value is part of NeilAquino.com.

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And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs:

Unfair Park reports that Flower Mound’s “Year of the Bible” was a flop.

Texas Vox warns that too many Americans underestimate the effect of climate change on their health.

Grits for Breakfast highlights the need for the Michael Morton Act.

SciGuy tells the tale of retrieving the Orion spacecraft from the Atlantic Ocean after splashdown, as related by someone who was there for the Apollo spacecraft in the 1970s.

Ten-year-old Hadi Tameez explains the allure of Minecraft to us old folks.

Former Texan Elise Hu shares what she has learned about miscarriages.

The Great God Pan Is Dead recapped all the art books he read in 2014.

Juanita has some fun at the expense of people who use Glenn Beck and Ron Paul as their financial advisors.

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