I promised something about the situation with Ranked Choice Voting in Maine, but haven't delivered. Sorry 'bout that. Been busy since last Thursday, including a long & very weird weekend. Tomorrow I hope to get something together. Meanwhile, eat some links.
Off the Kuff has an update on the redistricting situation.
Socratic Gadfly has collected and assembled his first set of thoughts on the idea of guaranteed, universal, or basic income; both its promises and its possible perils.
Texas Republicans are leading the way for mean, misogynistic, crazy, racist policies. CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme joins the resistance.
With hurricane season approaching, Neil at All People Have Value reported on the Trump/Governor Abbott hurricane plan for the Houston/Galveston area. APHV is part of NeilAquino.com.
Democrats were on the comeback trail even before the Montana special election results came in, reported PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.
jobsanger is fearful about the three bullies -- Russia, China, and the US -- who are jockeying to be King of the Rest of the World.
In acknowledging the 2,000 homeless teens living in Denton County, the Lewisville Texan Journal also reports that a non-profit organization has recently opened a new shelter there for them.
Jeremi Suri writes in Rivard Report that on this Memorial Day, we must better prepare for the next war.
High Plains Blogger offers his take on Ken Burns' latest long-form video project for PBS about an aspect of American culture, The Vietnam War.
In a plethora of reactions to the Texas Legislature's flurry of bill passages and deaths as Sine Die comes today ...
RG Ratcliffe at Burkablog posts about Dan Patrick's scorched earth potty politics in 'War and Pee'.
Better Texas Blog explains the Saturday Night Massacre Texas budget deal approved by the Lege, and dives deeper into the cuts to Medicaid.
The TSTA Blog criticizes Greg Abbott's support of the "sanctuary cities" law, Dwight Silverman explains how you can legally circumvent the new texting-while-driving ban, and Grits for Breakfast adopts the 'glass half full' POV for the law named after Sandra Bland that omits the full telling of her story.
Mark McKinnon wonders how the Texas GOP got to be so out of touch with the business community, and Mimi Swartz was not amused by Greg Abbott's joke about shooting reporters.
DBC Green Blog explains 'lesser evil' and defines 'progressive'.
Somervell County Salon has a few religious news items and notes from the distaff side.
The Rag Blog tells the story of one of Houston's least acclaimed filmmakers, Eagle Pennell, who lost his aspirations and eventually his life at the bottom of a bottle.
Beyond Bones (the blog for Houston's Museum of Natural Science) has a new paleontology exhibit spotlighting the living and deceased -- as in fossilized -- artistry of swimming crinoids, aka feather starfish.
And Harry Hamid reminisces about his first car.
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