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.
The Invisible Army (The New Yorker)
For foreign workers on U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, war can be hell.
How the Dodgers Lost the Love of Los Angeles (LA Times)
Los Angeles’ love for the Dodgers was unconditional for four decades. But their grip on L.A. began to slip in 1998, and now their popularity is in free-fall. How did this happen, and can they get it back?
The GOP vs. Democracy (The Daily Beast)
Washington assumes both parties deserve blame for our problems. The true fault lies with the GOP and its maximalist demands.
The Busts Keep Getting Bigger: Why? (The New York Review of Books)
Paul Krugman and Robin Wells review Jeff Madrick’s Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present.
The Long History of Labor Bashing (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
The war on labor, and labor unions, didn’t start with the current crop of GOP Governors. It has a very long history.
Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits