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.
The Lesser Depression (NYT)
Even if Washington and Brussels succeed in avoiding immediate financial catastrophe, the deals being made will surely make the broader economic slump worse.
The Limits of a Compromise on the Debt Ceiling (WaPo)
Sometimes the partisan way is the right way.
Did the FBI Bury Oklahoma City Bombing Evidence? (Mother Jones)
One lawyer’s relentless quest for information reveals fresh hints of a coverup.
Curse the Geniuses Who Gave Us Bank of America (Bloomberg)
Is Bank of America really in as much trouble as its recent stock swoon would indicate?
The Shameful Murder of Dodd-Frank (Robert Reich)
One full year after the financial reform bill spearheaded through Congress by Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank was signed into law, Wall Street looks and acts much the way it did before. That’s because the Street has effectively neutered the law, which is the best argument for applying the nation’s antitrust laws to the biggest banks and limiting their size.
Lawyers, Guns and Money – Warren Zevon