The Politicus Pulse – June 7, 2011

Jun 07 2011 Published by under Uncategorized


Welcome to the Politicus Pulse. Here are the links you need to see to get your day started off right. Consider this a cup of coffee for your mind.

Oh, No, Not the End of the World (Again) (Washington Post)
The Armageddon forecasters are a hardy breed. But they’re never right.
How Koch Became An Oil Speculation Powerhouse: From Inventing Oil Derivatives To Deregulating The Market (ThinkProgress)
ThinkProgress has delved into the history of Koch’s oil speculation business and the following timeline spells out Koch’s leading role.
Flacking for Big Pharma (The American Scholar)
Drugmakers don’t just compromise doctors; they also undermine top medical journals and skew medical research.
From Dodd-Frank to Dud: How Financial Reform May Be Going Wrong (Pro Publica)
Some fear the grandest ambitions of the law passed last year to reform the nation’s financial system are being undermined in the rule-making process.
The Monster Raving Loony Party (NYT)
Obama has conspired to raise gas prices — and he stole the strawberries too.
Today’s Tune:
Hold On I’m Coming – Sam and Dave



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