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The Texas Progressive Alliance is ready to delete the phrase “polar vortex” from its vocabulary as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Eye On Williamson on the race for Congress in TX-31. Tea party Congressman John Carter has some serious competition in 2014, Get To Know Louie Minor – Democrat For Congress in District 31.
It’s a new year for everyone and everything, including the Affordable Care Act. Despite endless, Republicans were unable to stop its arrival in Texas. Though as Texas Leftist found out, they were able to weaken the law, and endanger Texas hospitals in the process.
PDiddie at Brains and Eggs summarizes a blistering week in Texas politics.
Neil at All People Have Value wrote about how the government in Ukraine has used people’s cell phones to track down and send messages to individuals taking part in anti-government protests. Neil says folks are mistaken if they think our own government won’t do the same to intimidate people taking part in lawful protests in the U.S. All People Have Value is part of NeilAquino.com.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Juanita offers some advice to Dan Patrick and Jared Woodfill.
Texas Vox reports on the opening of the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Lunch Tray continues its advocacy against chicken that has been processed in China being served in school lunchrooms.
Grits rounds up some coverage of Court of Criminal Appeals races.
The Texas Green Report checks in on the earthquakes in Azle and Reno.
Mean Green Cougar Red attended a presentation on the proposed high speed rail line between Houston and Dallas.
Nonsequiteuse thinks Greg Abbott is applying for the wrong job.
Finally, Ileen Haddad tells you everything you need to know about surviving the winter in Austin.