The Texas Progressive Alliance is neither the subject nor the target of an investigation, but it is bringing you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff noted that Texas lost another federal lawsuit about voting rights.
Socratic Gadfly, seeing the latest anti-Palestinian violence by Israelis, looks at myth vs reality in a major piece of Jewish history.
Stace writes about Tex-Mex music Grammy winners Los Texmaniacs’ new album, Cruzando Borders, which will touch on border and Mexican American themes. It’s quite timely during this era of Trumpismo.
After more than a generation of one-party dominance, it’s tough for any Texas Democrat to predict what a winning statewide campaign would actually look like. But if Texas Leftist had to take guess, it would come pretty close to the Beto O’ Rourke campaign thus far. After a massive fundraising haul, Beto is showing that he means business in this race. And speaking of winning, more great news for Texas’ Classical Music community as the Houston Chamber Choir receives a very prestigious National honor.
Neil at All People Have Value attended, as he does each week, the John Cornyn Houston Office Protest.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Stan Spinner, Lindy McGee, and Julie Boom urge Texans to not politicize vaccinations.
Better Texas Blog explains why a property-tax-for-sales-tax swap is a bad idea.
Elise Hu remembers her first mentor and his warning about Sinclair Broadcasting.
Deborah Beck urges elected leaders to have in-person meetings with constituents.
Therese Odell grapples with the politics of Roseanne.