Friday, April 28, 2006

blogosphere roundup - april 23-28

Let's take a look at some of the best blogs of the week, both on a local and national level.
  1. Capitol Annex reports that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was arrested while protesting the genocide in Darfur at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. Rep. Jackson Lee is a Democrat representing the Houston area in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  2. The College Democrats of North Texas detail the 2006 Texas Young Democrats Convention, during which members met statewide candidates such as Radnofsky and Bell.
  3. Burnt Orange Report tells us everything we need to know about the new $1 cigarette tax, including Rep. Chisum's failed amendment that would lower said tax to a mere 65 cents. In the Pink Texas also has a great post on this subject.
  4. Over at The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington blogs about "fearlessness, courage," and the controversial new 9/11 movie, United 93.
  5. Also reported by The Huffington Post, right-wing ideologue Rush Limbaugh has been arrested on drug charges and released on bail. Pink Dome goes in depth on the story.
  6. In the Pink Texas comments on Fox News commentator Tony Snow succeeding Scott McClellan as White House Press Secretary.
  7. Pink Dome has an open thread soliciting freshman legislators that could be candidates for the far-away 2010 gubernatorial showdown.
  8. TexasKos, a local spinoff of the ever-popular DailyKos, made its big launch on Monday. Be sure to register for a free membership over there to stay up to date on progressive politics in Texas.
  9. MyDD reminds us that the historic fifty-state canvass, initiated by Howard Dean and the DNC, takes place tomorrow. There are several local events coinciding with this initiative, including canvasses in Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Irving, and the Flower Mound/Lewisville area. For a full list of Dallas area block-walks, visit the DNC listing.
  10. South Texas Chisme reports on the gasoline shortage in the Dallas and Houston metropolitan areas.

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