TPA Roundup (November 4, 2013)

Note: The opinions of the Texas Progressive Alliance or other blogs are not necessarily those of Texpatriate or any of its contributors.

The Texas Progressive Alliance falls back once a year but is ever moving forward as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff gives an update on the 2014 Democratic lineup so far.

Horwitz & Sophia at Texpatriate published a featured article that examines Houston Mayoral candidate Ben Hall’s time as City Attorney as well as his messy transition back into the private sector.

As the see-saw court battle over the Texas abortion restrictions law moved through the courts, both sides could claim victory in the past week. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs knows that — besides having the SCOTUS rule in their favor sometime in 2015 — the only way to guarantee women’s reproductive freedom is for Democrats to turn out the 2014 vote.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the prospect of la la fantasy man David Barton running against the rapist enabler John Cornyn.

Eye On Williamson is still blogging at our temporary home. Greg Abbott thinks the Lege will cede him more power. He’s either ignorant or naive about how the Lege in Texas actually works, Follow up on Greg Abbott’s “economic” plan.

Neil at All People Have Value said that Houston Mayoral candidate Ben Hall is a lousy guy who does not support the freedom of all people. All People Have Value is part of


And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

Equality Texas guest poster Melanie Pang documents why she supports Wendy Davis.

PTA Mom Kim Burkett is equally effusive about Sen. Davis.

Better Texas Blog sets the record straight about pre- and post-ACA rates.

The Lunch Tray explored the ethics and dilemmas of Halloween candy.

Texas Watch calls on the Texas Department of Insurance to adopt some much-needed reforms for auto insurance.

TFN Insider has some good news about science textbooks in Texas, but warns that politics remains an obstacle.

BOR laments the millions of Texans that will be hurt by the cut to food stamps.

Blog con Queso celebrates Dia de Lost Muertos, and no that’s not a typo.

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