The Politicus Pulse – August 24, 2011

Aug 24 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.

The Informants (Mother Jones)

The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots — or leading them?

How a Radical Leftist Became the FBI’s BFF (Mother Jones)

To many on the left, Brandon Darby was a hero. To federal agents consumed with busting anarchist terror cells, he was the perfect snitch.

Of the Tea Party, by the Tea Party, for the Tea Party (Reuters)

While the campaign that brought them to power channeled the frustrations of some economically distressed voters, the Tea Party freshmen class comprises mostly millionaires, with a dozen or so reported to own assets valued into eight figure territory in financial disclosure forms.

Slip-Up in Chinese Military TV Show Reveals More Than Intended (The Epoch Times)

Piece shows cyber warfare against US entities.

Out of Control: The Destructive Power of the Financial Markets (Der Spiegel)

Speculators are betting against the euro, banks are taking incalculable risks and the markets are in turmoil. Three years after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the financial industry has become a threat to the global economy again. Governments missed the chance to regulate the industry, and another crash is just a matter of time.

Bayard Rustin, Organizer of the March on Washington, was Crucial to the Movement (WaPo)

The March on Washington organizer pulled off one of the most crucial moments of the civil rights movement.

Today’s Tune:

Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith

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