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Texas Progressive Alliance July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds everyone that this is the only week of early voting for the July 31 primary runoffs as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff notes that Medicaid expansion would be far less expensive than originally claimed.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is sad to see history repeating itself more frequently. More and more people are “loosing” their sanity and getting away with it. Because of the recent mass murders in Colorado, I re-post I Have A Gun and I Have A Grudge – Update.

The Romney campaign is blatantly lying, and CNN and Fox News are going along with it. It’s what WCNews at Eye on Williamson calls The horribleness of our media.

The Houston Chronicle made an endorsement in the Democratic primary that caused PDiddie at Brains and Eggs to question their integrity. It’s an unsettling account of an editorial board with few apparent scruples and even less journalistic competence.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme wants you to know that our government is still building a monument to racism, aka that damn fence.

Justin at Asian American Action Fund has Linsanity.

Neil at Texas Liberal offered a first look at the 2012 Green Party Presidential ticket.

Texas History for the Week of July 23

July 23
Future film actress born in Houston (1895)
First woman game warden in Texas dies (1966)
Texas Bankers Association founded (1885)
July 24
World War I camp construction begins (1917)
Town of Kyle established (1880)
Confederacy grows as Baylor defeats Yankees in Arizona Territory and declares himself governor (1861)
Confederacy grows as Baylor defeats Yankees in Arizona and declares himself governor (1861)
July 25
Texas enlistee dies heroically and is awarded Medal of Honor (1953)
Old Galveston lives again in restored Ashton Villa (1974)
First Odd Fellows lodge chartered in Texas (1838)
July 26
Sweethearts of the Cattle Trail Marry (1870)
Arthur Schott dies (1875)
Nolan Expedition goes on last Comanche raid in Texas (1877)
United States flag raised on Texas island (1845)
July 27
County government comes to a new area of the Panhandle (1888)
Civil rights activist denied vote in Harris County primary (1940)
July 28
First American matador debuts in Guadalajara (1908)
Riot flares in Dallas protest march (1973)
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