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.
Why Do the Police Have Tanks? The Strange and Dangerous Militarization of the US Police Force (AlterNet)
The federal government has supplied local police departments with military uniforms, weaponry, vehicles, and training.
It shouldn’t have happened, so it didn’t.
Health Care Debate: It’s Time to Get Outraged (CommonDreams)
One of my favorite bumper stickers reads, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” That’s sort of how I feel about the health care debate.
A Fracking Mess: Natural Gas is Not the Fuel of the Future (New Deal 2.0)
Between questionable science, health hazards, and exorbitant costs, there’s no fracking way that drilling for natural gas will solve our long-term energy issues.
Kasich’s ‘New Way’ Tramples Over Ohioans To Cut Funds For Kids, Drill In Parks, Allow Guns In Bars (ThinkProgress)
Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) campaigned on the promise of “a new way and a new day” for all Ohioans. Within 177 of those “new days,” Kasich has demolished worker’s rights, slashed children’s health, kneecapped the middle class, insulted African-Americans, and even eliminated jobs he promised to create — all while expanding tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy.
Mothers of the Disappeared – U2