- An excellent Swing State Project analysis looks the relative difference between members of congress, their voting record, and how liberal their districts are. 4 Texans make the list of voting more “left” than their district are, topped by none other than Chet Edwards. That doesn't mean that Chet is a liberal by any means, it just means that we get a hell of a value out of his vote in Congress compared to what one should normally expect from it's representative. I don't care what some national blogs have said about Chet, he's a Texas Democrat and still a damned good one.
- Mary Ann Akers at the Washington Post uncovers a little fundraising fun that Texas Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) had in family value haven Las Vegas at the Tao Nightclub & Restaurant. A small, um, appetizer below.
- The 21st Street Co-Op here in Austin (where I lived for a summer) expands their awesome bike shop. I love the industry that comes out of the folks there.
- Mike Lux, author of “The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be” and writer over at OpenLeft.com will be in Austin this Wednesday to promote his book. I encourage you all to attend because he's a neat guy and I'm in the process of reading his book.
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Book People
Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd