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.
Instant Music Gratification (NYT)
A state of imposed ignorance was as native to pop culture nerds of the 20th century as it is foreign to those of the on-demand 21st.
No, We Can’t? Or Won’t? (NYT)
Our failure to create jobs is a choice rationalized by an ever-shifting set of excuses.
Federal Debt: Too Little Revenue or Too Much Spending? (The Big Picture)
Guess what the cause of the debt is …… ?
Report: EU to Consider Greek Default (Calculated Risk)
Is the EU finally getting religion?
Michelle Bachmann is Running For President on a Pro-Slavery, Anti-Porn Platform? (Baratunde)
I saw a headline about Bachmann signing some pledge calling for the ban of pornography. I thought, “Well, she just lost half her base.” Then I read the complete pledge and found that it is full of far more amazing language than just the porn reference.
Guns of Brixton – The Clash