The Texas Progressive Alliance does not put peas in guacamole as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff notes the first appearance of lawyers bound and determined to help a few recalcitrant County Clerks deny marriage licenses to same sex couples in Texas.
Lightseeker at Texas Kaos exposes Rick Perry and Greg Abbott’s myth that tort reform ensures more public access to affordable healthcare. In GOP Texas tort reform means insurance companies and corporations are the winners while real people pay the price. Abbott and Perry: Tort Reform as a Trojan Horse.
Should Sen. Bernie Sanders ultimately be eliminated from contention for the Democratic nomination, what’s the best choice for progressives moving forward, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs asks.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants everyone to know that Jeb Bush’s son is following the GOP anti-environment playbook in ploy to kill songbirds. The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.
2012 saw the Republican Party lose the Presidency once again, mostly because of their complete refusal to learn from their mistakes, and evolve. As we inch ever closer to 2016, Texas Leftist is left to wonder if the GOP learned anything from the last cycle. Given the dominance of Media Harlot Donald Trump, the answer is a likely “no”.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Mike Tolson hears the echoes of Loving v. Virginia in the arguments made by same-sex marriage opponents.
Paradise in Hell counts down the last days of freedom in Bastrop until the inevitable Obama/UN takeover of Texas.
Charlotte Coyle confesses her reluctant patriotism.
Texas Clean Air Matters envisions Houston as a leader in zero-emission cargo transport technologies.
Better Texas Blog celebrates beautiful, messy democracy.
Grits for Breakfast analyzes Rick Perry’s speech on race relations and criminal justice reform in the context of his time as Governor.
This week’s feature photo is of some swag from the Texas City Buc-ee’s. Just because it’s summer, and I like Buc-ee’s. The hugely popular gas + knick knacks + bathrooms + everything mega-chain opened its 10th flagship store in Terrell, Texas last month. They still need one somewhere on US 59 north (soon to be Interstate 69) between Houston and Texarkana though. Maybe just maybe founder and CEO Arch “Beaver” Aplin will stumble across this blog post??