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TX Progressives take on Dem side of of duopoly, more

The Texas Progressive Alliance supports — if not getting rid of DST then at least getting rid of the current version.

Off the Kuff is skeptical of early polls, but still notes that Donald Trump's as yet unknown opponent leads him in a very early poll of Texas.

SocraticGadflyhas a twofer from the Presidential campaign trail — women candidates who pander to gender stereotypes and Feel the Bern enthusiasts who engage in conspiracy thinking.

Brains drops his own latest from the Dem Presidential Campaign, focusing on the Sherrod Brown surprise.

Dem prez candidates galore showed up at SXSW. The Texas Trib talked with many. Meanwhile, at Politico, David Siders says at least one Dem insider wearies of Beto’s mock Hamlet.

We'll find something out before July 13-16, 2020, in Milwaukee.


And here are some additional posts of interest from other blogs and news sites.

Stephen Young reminds us that David Whitley is entirely within the mainstream of the Republican Party.

Texas Vox supports making Election Day a state holiday.

Quianta Moore and Sadie Funk call for greater investment in early childhood development.

Juanitafinds her new least favorite Congressman.

Leif Reigstad criticizes the Court of Criminal Appeals' ruling against the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Jim Schutze and his editor tangle with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, and indirectly with the Snooze.

Schutze then has a long, well-written screed about white people vs black people and bribery in the Metromess.

The Texas Observer wonders if Danny Goeb is behind a rewrite of a state Senate bill that originally targeted local employment ordinances but is now going after local LGBTQ laws too.

Grits for Breakfast has the latest on marijuana laws at the Lege.

While many Democrats laud HR1, non-duopolists know that it has many pernicious provisions, none more so than greatly raising the threshold for third-party and independent presidential candidates to get matching federal funds. GP presidential candidate Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry explains in detail what's wrong with that. To a lesser degree, it hurts third-party and independent Congressional candidates in the same way. Other aspects of the cleanup are good, but this one is definitely not, she notes. Texas Greens know these issues all too well.

Finally, the TPA bids a sad farewell to Swamplot, the best thing that ever happened to Houston real estate.


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