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 Bomb That Didn’t Go Off (Esquire)
Since September 11, 2001, we have finely honed our fear of the other. But the truth is, the overwhelming majority of our terrorism has always been homegrown. And it is times like these — times of anger and disaffection — when we turn on ourselves, and kill.
Messing With Medicare (NYT)
It’s actually good that the “Grand Bargain” is apparently dead, because what President Obama offered to the Republicans was a very bad deal for America.
Protesters Block Streets in Tel Aviv After Landmark Rally (+972)
Tens of thousands gathered in a Tel Aviv protest organized by the “tent city” movement, demanding affordable housing and social justice. Later, hundreds blocked main streets in the city.
The Big Lie At The Heart Of Rupert Murdoch’s Media Empire (AlterNet)
News Corp. isn’t a news corporation at all. It’s the lobbying arm of Rupert Murdoch’s global conglomerate, in the business of wielding influence.
Kei Igawa: The Lost Yankee (NYT)
Acquired for $46 million with the hope that he could be a rotation stalwart, Kei Igawa lasted 16 games with the Yankees before being banished to the minors.
Today’s Tune, in honor of The Weeper of the House(and how can you not love the intro?!?):
The Joker – Steve Miller Band