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.
Ron Paul Suggests Using Fed to End Run Debt Ceiling Impasse (Naked Capitalism)
Might Ron Paul, of all people, have a good idea to put the screws to the GOP re: the debt ceiling shenanigans?
Let’s Not Linger in Afghanistan (NYT)
We’ve achieved our objectives, so our troops can come home sooner.
The Dalai Lama’s example for China (WaPo)
Tibet’s leader has let go of his political role. It’s time for Beijing to follow suit and give up control of the country.
Leaked Letter Reveals Tory Welfare Reform Madness: 40,000 More Homeless Families, and An Increase in Cost (Andy Worthington)
Britain’s Tory-led coalition government faces a new challenge to its already tattered credibility with the leak of a letter to David Cameron from communities minister Eric Pickles warning that, contrary to the government’s claims, its housing benefit reforms will make 40,000 people homeless, and will cost more than at present.
The Drone War on Westphalia (FDL)
Are the drones a tool that presents a heightened threat to the concept of sovereignty?
Today’s Tune, that’s not about July 4th, even though people assume so because of it’s title:
Independence Day – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band