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The Texas Progressive Alliance fervently hopes that all of the election winners have our state's best interests at heart as we bring you this week's roundup. Off the Kuff discusses what the ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 05:32 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Voter Suppression in Texas Mixed Mashed Articles by Pat Darnell | Nov 1, 2014 | Bryan TX You don't have to be an "activist" to appreciate the way Texas hucksters have co-opted the vote through ...
by PatDarnell
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 10:26 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Of course my Governor Rick Perry would never get directly in my face to tell me to shut up and sit down like the bullying Governor Christi did to one of his protesting constituents the other day. ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 10:16 AM PDT with 120 Recommends
For non-biased election observers, the campaign for the midterm election that is just six days away is perhaps one of the most perplexing and disturbing. What makes this election campaign perplexing ...
by melshim
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 05:29 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
..a sampling that is being touted as evidence of (the thoroughly debunked claim of) voter fraud. A "sampling" republicans are anxiously using to justify enacting laws that violate the right of every ...
by Eric Nelson
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2014 at 02:22 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
..yes amnesty; one of the more powerful words that to a corrupt party, its control, meaning and its use remains so valuable to the GOP. Stop the Con: Don't vote republican So here's the thing ...
by Eric Nelson
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 04:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
"Voting freshens your breath, whitens your teeth, and improves your sex life." -- Molly Ivins The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that EARLY VOTING HAS BEGUN as it brings you this week's ...
by Libby Shaw
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Oct 21, 2014 at 07:00 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Voting begins in Texas and after reading Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dissenting opinion on Texas' latest attempt to disenfranchise their political rivals it became very clear just how wrong what ...
by Eric Nelson
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 05:32 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Some good news to report in Texas, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a very strict abortion bill from taking effect that would close ALL but eight abortion clinics in my state, leaving ...
by cboswell
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
She's 100 percent right. But that isn't stopping Republicans.
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 97 comments on Sun Oct 12, 2014 at 07:32 AM PDT with 96 Recommends
Republished from The Prairie Badger It’s official: Brad Schimel’s campaign for Attorney General of Wisconsin has completely collapsed. Schimel admitted on a Oshkosh cable access program called ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 07:32 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
You may have noticed by now that things can get a little verbose around here; I tend to gravitate towards big, complicated subjects, as they give me an excuse to run my mouth for much longer and far ...
by Randle Aubrey
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 03:58 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Rosanell Eaton, jailed at 92 for protesting voting law. North Carolina's Republican controlled legislature and Governor wasted no time last year in rewriting election laws after the Supreme Court ...
by smiley7
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 09:28 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Towards the end of the film Lincoln , Radical Republican Sen. Thaddeus Stevens returns home to his African-American housekeeper (who doubles as his mistress) with good news: the 13th Amendment, ...
by liamcdg
Comment Count 69 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 01:46 PM PDT with 80 Recommends
My immediate reaction to seeing today’s poll from Marquette Law School was to give a giant “WTF?” The Walker campaign had been acting increasingly desperate in recent weeks as round after ...
by Jake formerly of the LP
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 03:51 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Cross-posted with EcoWatch & co-authored by Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. " Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal. " --UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Zero has become the most ...
by Renewable Rider
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Sep 04, 2014 at 05:24 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Oh yes, guns are so much more efficient. Times have changed since these days: Lynching in the United States or at least the methods have. I have read about more unjustified killing of black ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 01:49 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Now there's another "Not One More"? Not One More innocent young black person will be executed at the hands of police (or any bigot using a Stand Your Ground law). The double standard of laws for ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
[ This diary appeared at Daily Kos on June 21, 2011. A slightly different version appeared in June 2004. ] [Fifty] years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner went missing ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 64 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 12:49 PM PDT with 255 Recommends
Yep. This is another short diary about a story that goes somewhat hand in hand with my note on a hanging in effigy outside of Kansas City. Video & Audio at link. http://wreg.com/2014/06/02/...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 194 comments on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 11:09 PM PDT with 288 Recommends