It is Monday (the first Monday of the new Obama Administration, in fact) and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance Weekly Round-Up.
WhosPlayin was glued to the TV all day Tuesday, popping the cork on champagne at 11 AM. But ultimately there were more important things.
jobsanger thinks it was wrong for federal and state representatives to threaten the El Paso city council with cutting off state and federal funds if they passed a resolution asking the government to reconsider the failed “war on drugs” in Legislators Threaten El Paso Council.
John Coby at Bay Area Houston has posted how much money Bob Perry has donated in 2008.
Gay divorce comes to Texas once again, forcing the hand of the judicial system to do what is right in civil law. The Texas Cloverleaf examines the case in Dallas.
Neil at Texas Liberal inquires about Barack Obama’s urban policy.
The Texas Congressional GOP delegation is still voting to deny poor children their health insurance, and John Cornyn continues acting like a massive bleeding hemorrhoid. It’s just a gambit to establish himself as the conservative foil to President Obama, and perhaps presage a White House bid of his own in 2012. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has the bloody details.
BossKitty at TruthHugger illustrates how Homeland Security can justify any risk. All euphemisms aside, taking the most lethal pathogens in the US arsenal into America’s heartland and breadbasket seems suicidal. Plum Island to Manhattan – Pathogens On The Move. Instead of taking researchers to the lethal experiment, they are placing the experiment among us.
Burnt Orange Report formalizes and announces its Right to Respond Policy.
Though the Three Wise Men have been as critical of Isreal’s actions in Gaza as anyone, we’re as quick to point out-as historian Mark LeVine makes clear-that Hamas’ embrace of violence hasn’t exactly helped the cause of Palestinian self-determination either.
Vince from Capitol Annex takes a look at Houston Mayor Bill White’s campaign finance reports and notes that White is spending money from his municipal campaign account on his race for U.S. Senate.