The Texas Progressive Alliance congratulates the USWNT on its awesome FIFA Women's World Cup win as it brings you this week's roundup.
Off the Kuff reports that thousands more Texas state employees are now eligible for spousal benefits thanks to the SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage.
Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos observes that it should be obvious the state's government has become a gathering place for crooks, crony capitalists, religious fanatics, homophobes, racists and misogynists. Texas Governor Cruel.
SocraticGadfly takes a look at American exceptionalism, and the subject of counterfactual history, to produce some musings about the Fourth of July and American independence.
There are two things that will probably keep Sen. Bernie Sanders from acquiring the Democratic nomination for the US presidency, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs in the first of two posts on the topic. Clue: one of them isn't money, and the other isn't the questionable intelligence of the average American voter.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
The Lunch Tray updates us on her "pink slime" legal case and her use of Texas' shield law.
Eric Berger explains why some rocket launches fail.
Elizabeth Rose has no trouble reconciling her Christian faith with same sex marriage.
Cody Pogue finds no good reason to oppose same sex marriage.
Two Houston Tomorrow interns share their bus-riding experiences.
Grits for Breakfast writes about the rigged criminal justice game in the Waco bikers shootout.
State Impact Texas takes a lot at what's next after HB40, the Lege's ban on local fracking bans.
And Fascist Dyke Motors had a much more interesting holiday weekend than you.