07.08.13

TPA Blog Round Up (July 8, 2013)

Posted in Around The State, Commentary at 10:25 am by wcnews

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with Texas women as we bring you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff explains that while the Supreme Court may have neutered the Voting Rights Act, the legal battles over the redistricting maps are far from over.

Horwitz at Texpatriate tears [Houston mayoral candidate Eric] Dick a new one, so to speak, over his hypocritical positions on LGBT rights.

The GOP’s national strategy for Obamacare is erode, impede, repeat. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs thinks that’s bound to be more effective than introducing bills to repeal it once a month for the past several years.

Many of the major pro-migrant groups have been pushing the U.S. House to pass the Senate’s immigration reform bill, but in case you haven’t heard, there are some, like DosCentavos, who have been railing against the bill’s “border surge.” DC reports on Valley member of Congress who resigned from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus because of the surge. Could it trip up the CHC as the debate continues?

At TexasKaos, Libby Shaw gives us a long and passionate look at Texas women pushing back ! Check out Texas GOP: Regulate Women’s Reproductive Rights. But Don’t Mess with Industry.

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

From The Desk explains to her (Republican) Congressman why charity cannot adequately replace a government program like SNAP.

Former Texan Marci Glass says she’ll be post-feminist when the world is post-patriarchy.

Juanita mocks the anonymous fool that’s whining about Sen. Wendy Davis’ appearance.

Nonsequiteuse will keep making her voice heard in Austin until someone listens to it.

Texas Leftist warns against underestimating Wendy Davis.

Bay Area Houston had Rick Perry’s press release announcing his future plans before anyone else did.

BOR suggests that SB2, the bill dealing with 17-year-old murder suspects, may be unconstitutional.

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