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Texas Progressive Alliance’s Weekly Round-Up – Oct 13

October 13, 2008

It’s Monday, and that means it is time for the October 13, 2008, edition of Texas Progressive Alliance’s Weekly Round-Up. This week’s roundup is compiled by Vince from Capitol Annex.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme agrees with Webb County Elections Commissioner Patricia Barrera and Webb County voters: Electronic Voting machines need a voter verifiable paper trail.

jobsanger thinks the Texas Legislature should rescind the Texas Driver Responsibility Program, which has one million Texas driver’s owing $815 in fines, and wonders if a Denver mural is artwork or a political sign.

Justin at AAA-Fund Blog makes note of near-violent anti-Iraqi racism at Texas A&M.

Captain Kroc at McBlogger has some advice for evangelicals narrowly focused on abortion.

Voter suppression by Republicans in Harris County is carefully distinguished from the “voter fraud” the conservatives continually whine about, but PDiddie‘s favorite (indeed his only) conservative commenter studiously doesn’t get it. At Brains and Eggs.

nytexan of BlueBloggin points out that once again Bush lied and Congress went along with NSA Eavesdropping On Americans And Bush’s BS War On Terror. Americans now have the pleasure of knowing that NSA has listened to US citizens. Happy now!

Off the Kuff takes a look at the 30-day finance reports for Harris County candidates.

Mail in ballots returned for postage? It has already happened in Denton County. The Texas Cloverleaf has more.

Gary at Easter Lemming Liberal News posted videos, from why Obama is leading in North Carolina to the new GOP base and other stuff in one of his rambles around the web.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is saddened how some Americans cannot progress beyond old thinking. I’d Rather Not Say Its About RACE is an expose showing how Republican Politics exploits “old thinking” to control voters.

If you live in Bellaire, Sugarland, Galveston, or another part of the oddly gerrymandered SD 17, you may have gotten a “push poll” from folks trying to whittle down Democratic candidate Chris Bell’s lead in the state Senate race. George at The Texas Blue points out some dirty tricks in Texas’ 17th Senate district.

Vince at Capitol Annex–freshly back from a six-day hiatus after moving servers–has ranked “Hot” Texas House races in anticipation of the 2008 elections.

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