Top Story: Supreme Court to scrutinize federal judicial gerrymandering
- Judicial Gerrymandering Slowed By Supremes – Michael Quinn Sullivan, Empower Texans
- Will Justice Kennedy Rescue Texas Republican Redistricting? – Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic
Alternate headline: Will Justice Kennedy reject judicial gerrymandering? The premise of the headline is correct, though — the Constitution for the last decade is pretty much what Mr. Justice Kennedy says it is.
- Texas election maps blocked, for now – Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog
- SCOTUS blocks Texas remap – Alex Isenstadt, POLITICO.com
- Abbott seeks candidate filing extension – Chuck Lindell, Postcards
- Pension reformers warn of looming breaking point, cite governments' 'actuarial bullsh*t' – Mark Lisheron, Texas Watchdog
- When Universities Get Defensive – Ronald Trowbridge, AFP Texas Blog
- Analysis: UT-Austin holds closed-door meetings to push tuition increase – Will Lutz, Dallas Blog
- UT Law Dean Resigns Over Slush Fund Payouts – Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog
- Texas Public Utility Commission pushes for $7 billion transmission lines for wind power – Mark Lisheron, Texas Watchdog
- That's Billion with a "B" – Harris County Almanac
- Ozone Pollution Spiked in Texas This Year – Kate Galbraith, The Texas Tribune
The Colorado Model involved rich Colorado lefties picking off Colorado conservatives in changing districts on issues like education, the environment, and gay rights. Lately, the Trib has been hitting two of those three really hard.
- Global warming evangelist has a message for West Texas – Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times
An epic drought has gripped Texas, with climate change likely worsening the low rainfall that comes with the La Nina weather pattern in the region.
When global warmists start linking short-term weather patterns with cherrypicked “climate change” numbers, that’s your cue to tune out. Or to read someone like Steve Hayward.
- EPA to expand Dallas-Fort Worth smog-violation area – Randy Lee Loftis, Dallas Morning News
The Obama Administration’s war on Texas continues.
- Matagorda County may join list of smog violators – Matthew Tresaugue, Houston Chronicle
- Weekend link dump for December 11, Charles Kuffner, Off the Kuff
This is the most succinct summary of the problem with democracy you’ll ever see.
The top blockquoter of the Texas Left is apparently not a big fan of self-government.
- Dewhurst commits to debate Senate GOP primary opponents – Terrence Stutz, Dallas Morning News
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who filed Friday as a candidate for the U.S. Senate next year, said he will debate his opponents once or twice before the March 6 Republican primary.
How magnanimous of his highness.
- Rising GOP star Michael Williams suddenly has few good options – Michael Williams, Austin American-Statesman
- TX Comptroller Susan Combs Says She Stopped Govt from Stealing Clouds & Monitoring Cracked Eggs – David Bellow Blog
- Big spender budget gimmicks – Daniel Greer, AgendaWise Reports
- Perry misstates number of Supreme Court justices – Christy Hoppe, Trail Blazers Blog
- Perry gaffe on Iran adds to his troubles – Fort Worth Star-Telegram