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.
Public Pays Price For Privatization (Politico)
The real infrastructure trend in America today is privatizing what is left.
Special Investigation: The Pesticides and Politics of America’s Eco-War (Truthout)
While the Department of Defense was defending America from ecological invaders, only $131 million went to preventing invasions. But why prevent invasions when there is so much money to be made combating them?
Rule by Rentiers (NYT)
Who benefits from economic stagnation?
Homecoming Without A Home: JPMorgan Chase Bank Will Foreclose On Returning Soldier’s Home In 10 Days (ThinkProgress)
How would you like to be a soldier returning from Iraq to find out the bank is foreclosing on the family home? It’s happening to Aaron Collette of Oregon.
Without Weinergate, Would this Bunch of Politicians be any More Likely, or More Able, to Deal with Real-World Problems? (DownWithTyranny!)
Does WeinerGate really matter in the grand scheme of things? And are we that obsessed with sex?
Celluloid Heroes – The Kinks