Welcome to the Politicus Pulse. Here are the links for a late afternoon kick. Consider this a strong cup of iced coffee for your mind.
Wichita Doctor Takes Up Fight for Abortions (NYT)
In a city where the last abortion provider was fatally shot two years ago, a potential replacement has emerged but faces her own challenges.
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America’s Crippling Jobs Crisis (The Indypendent)
Think that the election of Barack Obama has changed things for anyone not white? Overall, it really hasn’t.
As Government Nears Accord With Banks, Questions Swirl Over Scope Of Investigation (HuffPo)
Are state A.G.’s really going to be as soft on the big banks as the Federal Government was?
The Billion-Dollar Bank Heist (Newsweek)
How the financial industry is buying off Washington — and killing reform.
The Neverending Nightmare of Amanda Knox (RollingStone)
How a naive kid from Seattle was coerced into confessing to a brutal murder and wound up sentenced to 26 years in an Italian jail.
Blue Sky Mine – Midnight Oil