Feministing: Everything is bigger in Texas, including the roadblocks to women’s reproductive health care.
Towleroad: 93 of 98 Texas House Republicans sign pledge promising to defy Supreme Court on marriage equality.
Blue Jersey: Meanwhile in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie is suing to stop his signature pension reform law.
Informed Comment: Ramadi fell to ISIS this week because the Shiite-dominated govermentt in Baghdad still won’t rearm the Sunni tribal fighters who once helped eject Al Qaeda.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day:
“You know, we've been through this before. Abu Ghraib was a mistake. Using bad language like, you know, 'bring them on' was a mistake. I think history is gonna look back and see a lot of ways we could have done things better. No question about it.” (President George W. Bush, asked about any mistakes he made regarding the Iraq war, January 2007)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.