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 Centrist Cop-Out (NYT)
Placing blame equally on Democrats and Republicans for the stalemate over the debt crisis only encourages more bad behavior.
Obama and His Discontents (NYT)
A look at the politics that surrounded the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation seems more relevant today than ever.
The GOP’s ‘Alternate Universe’ (Politico)
The denial of reality is taking place wherever Republicans are asserting power.
The Kingdom and the Paywall (New York Magazine)
Some people thought that on Arthur Sulzberger Jr.’s watch, The New York Times could actually become extinct. They might need to issue a correction.
The Debt Crisis’ Greedheads, Fountainheads, Godheads, Airheads, and the Rest of Us (TPM)
An encapsulation of the modern day GOP
Today’s Tune, again in honor of the Weeper of the House:
Fuckin’ Up – Neil Young and Crazy Horse