The Texas Progressive Alliance wishes everyone a happy and balanced equinox as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff stands with Ahmed.
Socratic Gadfly turns a bit of a skeptical eye to European panic over the “refugee crisis” and provides some critical analysis of how it’s being handled.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos tried her very best to watch the second GOP Presidential debate but she just couldn’t take it anymore. She hung in there for two hours and twenty minutes. GOP Presidential Debate: A Trip Back to the Twilight Zone
Tired of watching Bernie Sanders surge, Clinton surrogates grabbed the ‘socialist’ brush and started smearing him. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs is pretty certain that this is how it’s going to go until the Sanders campaign no longer represents a threat to her coronation nomination.
From WCNews at Eye on Williamson. It’s becoming clear that the GOP in Texas has no problem with the cuts to Medicaid therapy. They just don’t want to be blamed for it, Abbott, GOP Want Cuts, But No Blame.
Neil at All People Have Value said that Alexander Hamilton should remain on the $10 bill. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
The TSTA Blog salutes education reporter Terrence Stutz on his retirement.
Paradise in Hell annotates Donald Trump’s Texas speech, and celebrates its first year of blogging.
Texas Clean Air Matters explains why parents should care about climate change.
David Ortez reports from a Houston Mayoral forum on issues facing younger voters.
Danyahel Norris illustrates the importance of Houston’s equal rights ordinance.
Finally, the TPA congratulates Lize Burr on her new positions as Editor and Publisher of the Burnt Orange Report.
Today’s feature photo is of the Ballet Folklorico del Cielo performing in a parade at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Photo credit: Esther Garcia.