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The TPA is a group of citizen-bloggers who each day observe, write about and take an active part in Texas politics at the local and statewide level.
The work of freedom is up to each of us.
Each week the TPA offers a round-up of the best in Texas blogging for the week just past.
Here is the most recent round-up---
Off the Kuff published his interview with Mike Collier, Democratic candidate for Comptroller.
Libby Shaw, writing for Texas Kaos and Daily Kos, wants to make sure Texas women voters remember in November. Greg Abbott’s War on Poor Women is real and it is mean.
So there was this ad about a guy in a wheelchair on teevee last week. PDiddie at Brains and Eggsthinks that people observing Texas politics that don't live in Texas just don't get it.
As crunch time arrives, Texas Leftist wants voters to know just how far out in the political fringe we have to put Republican Dan Patrick. So far out, he started running against Rick Perry. Plus, don't miss the interview with the only sensible candidate in the lietenant governor's race, DemocratLeticia Van de Putte.
WCNews at Eye on Williamson says that of all the bad GOP statewide candidates -- and there are many to choose from -- Ken Paxton may be the worst, in Paxton's legal predicament: will he be indicted?
Vote this November with CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme if you want Latinas treated with dignity, people of African descent given life-saving efforts when ill, and Texas women to have proper health services.
Neil at Blog About Our Failing Money Owned Political System wrote about the two Ebola cases in the United States. BAOFMOPS is one of many worthy pages to review at NeilAquino.com.
jobsanger wonders if the polls even matter in this election.
Texpatriate plays it down the middle in the furor over the wheelchair ad.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Unfair Park tallies the cost of assuaging irrational fears about Ebola.
Mark Phariss, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit seeking to overturn Texas' ban on same sex marriage, urges the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to schedule oral arguments in that case already.
Socratic Gadfly has a take on Bud Kennedy's column regarding Democrats, minorities, and thinking past abortion and gay marriage.
Fascist Dyke Motors wants you to understand that there are rules everybody has to follow.
Hair Balls explains why moving the Houston Pride parade out of the Montrose is a big deal.
Nonsequiteuse reminds us that sneakers are made for blockwalking as well as filibustering. Pink is optional.
Christopher Hooks provides another example of Breitbart Texas being stark raving loony.
The TSTA Blog highlights another education cutter seeking to get back into office.
Greg Wythe teases his return with a promised look at how the early vote is going.
Mustafa Tameez condemns Dan Patrick's "irresponsible" border ad.
Juanita Jean speaks as a person with disabilities about that Wendy Davis ad.