The Politicus Pulse – August 12, 2011

Aug 12 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

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.

How The Impossible Becomes Ordinary (YES!)

Hope requires care and feeding.

The Hijacked Crisis (NYT)

This is what happens when influential people exploit a crisis instead of doing something about solving it.

Can Jeremy Grantham Profit From Ecological Mayhem? (NYT)

Jeremy Grantham is a rare species — an environmentalist in the Wall Street jungle — but make no mistake: he intends to make money whether or not the world heeds his apocalyptic warnings.

An Inside Look at Tom Morello’s ‘Orchid’ (Rolling Stone)

Rage Against the Machine guitarist teams up with Dark Horse Comics to create an epic fantasy set in a dystopian future.

Apparently, “Freedom” Is the New Euphemism for “Government Investment” (Emptywheel)

When the President, and the Democratic Congress, are responsible for “new economy” jobs like the Johnson Controls plant in Holland, Michigan, why won’t they take credit for it?

Today’s tune:

Young Men Dead – Black Angels

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