The Texas Progressive Alliance is still waiting for someone to invent the hoverboard as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Libby Shaw writing for Texas Kaos and Daily Kos learned important lessons from her volunteer work with Battleground Texas. Battleground Texas: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Police departments all over the country have deep roots in slavery and racism, as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs reminded.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wonders why the Port of Brownsville is so dismissive of the Sierra Club opinion on liquefied natural gas terminals. Don’t they care about the health of the people and the environment?
Neil at All People Have Value said policymakers on both sides of the aisle knew years ago that automation and changing facts threatened blue collar jobs. Yet instead of helping everyday people, public policy was geared towards the rich instead. Neil says the work of freedom is up to each of us. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Juanita challenged us to come up with a title for Ted Cruz’s book.
LGBTQ Insider has a caveat about the FDA’s change in policy towards gay men donating blood.
Unfair Park previews the Fifth Circuit court hearing on the same sex marriage appeal.
Texans Together reviews the San Jacinto River Coalition’s accomplishments for 2014.
Nancy Sims tells the story of her transitioning daughter and her own unconditional love for her.
The Bloggess pens an open letter to the Girl Scouts.
Jonathan Guajardo asks new Bexar County DA Nico LaHood for a serious inquiry into the case of Cameron Redus, a UIW student who was fatally shot by a UIW police officer outside his apartment off campus.
Scott Braddock calls 2014 the year of Tom DeLay’s permanent Republican majority.
(The 1886 Shelby County Courthouse in Center, Texas. Photo credit: 254texascourthouses.net )