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.
Are Rating Agencies Now Trying to Mug Rich Municipalities? (Naked Capitalism)
Are the ratings agencies trying to play the most dastardly form of politics?
An Excuse For Slashing Entitlements (Politico)
The S&P downgrade is providing cover to politicians whose agenda is to cut entitlements.
She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire (Balloon Juice)
Even if poor Newsweek was mean to Michele Bachmann, you always know that Versailles already savaged Democrats in a similar manor. And twenty years ago to boot!
Tens of Thousands Turn Out for Back-to-School Help (The Houston Chronicle)
If you thought Governor Rick Perry’s prayer meeting was a big deal, there was an even bigger deal just down the road. An estimated 100,000 people turned out for free school supplies.
The Downgrading of America (Creators)
Instead of downgrading America, let’s build it up. Where’s the party that will address this deep and broad democratic yearning?
Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day