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Texas Progressive Alliance Names Joel Burns 2010 Texan Of The Year

The Texas Progressive Alliance named Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns as its 2010 Texan of the Year.

Burns, Fort Worth’s District 9 City Councilman, received international attention and acclaim in October after delivering a speech at a Forth Worth City Council meeting concerning suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth as […]

Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round Up Dec 27, 2010

The Texas Progressive Alliance hopes Santa Claus was good to you as it delivers the last blog roundup for 2010.

Bay Area Houston notices that Death Panels are starting in Jan.

Off the Kuff took a look at the election contest that was filed in HD48.

Harold at Letters From Texas told a […]

Happy Holidays Ya’ll

We would like to wish all of you a very happy and safe holiday. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and for all our pagan friends Happy Winter Solstice.

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Bankster Privilege and the Threat of Right Wing Terrorism in 2011-2012

by Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

“We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.” — Tea Party “Revolutionary” Rep. Steve King […]

Save the Wolves from GOP Predators and Palin

by Len Hart, the Existentialist Cowboy

A bone-headed decision to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list applies to wolf populations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Idaho and Montana, and parts of Utah, Washington and Oregon. Apparently, gray wolves in Wyoming remain protected under terms of the Endangered Species Act. This ‘act’ […]

Culture Builder: Author and Professor David Coates — Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments

by Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

I was beyond elated to recently have an exchange with a real expert in American History. Besides knowing a thing or two about America, author and professor David Coates also put together “Answering Back: Liberal Responses to Conservative Arguments,” a clear and practical guide that both […]

President Obama Signs Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Finally!

Bush’s Tragic Legacy at Home and Around the World

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

One hopes that thinking about Iraq has gotten clearer since Bush violated U.S. laws and international commitments in order to: 1) seize the oil fields of Iraq; 2) exploit the ‘threat of terror’ to consolidate his ‘base’ at home, 3) subvert Constitutional guarantees that give Americans the […]

Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round Up Dec 13, 2010

The Texas Progressive Alliance is stocking up on figgy pudding as it brings you this week’s blog roundup.

Off the Kuff covered a shoddy attempt by new Harris County Tax Assessor Don Sumners to disallow voter registration efforts at naturalization ceremonies.

Letters From Texas projected out the grim possibilities for state representative Aaron […]

If America is a Village: Our richest two members just handed us a $700 billion ransom note

by Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

If America was a village that had a 100 members, and 2 members alone could stall the lives of the other 98 members… would we call that a democratic village? What if the priorities of those 2 people were always being favored? What if the […]