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.
Getting to Crazy (NYT)
Commentators seem shocked at Republican unreasonableness as a debt default looms, but it is the end result of a process that has lasted decades.
True Europeans Now Need A ‘Plan B’ (George Soros)
What happens to the European Union if the monetary part of the union falls apart?
Rick Perry’s Army of God (The Texas Observer)
A little-known movement of radical Christians and self-proclaimed prophets wants to infiltrate government, and Rick Perry might be their man.
The FCIC Investigation, Wallison on the GSEs and the Conservative Echo Chamber (Rortybomb)
Would the GOP let supposed partisan advantage trump doing what’s best for the country? You betcha!!
The New “Let Them Eat Cake!” (Salon)
10 shocking, illuminating moments that prove just how out of touch the powerful really are.
Dakota – Stereophonics