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.
A Critique of Pure Gold (The National Interest)
The gold standard is making a comeback! Tea partiers looking to push the government out of the monetary-policy-making business would have all of us carting bullion-laden trolleys to the grocery store.
Beware of Rick Perry, the French Cuff Cowboy (Al Jazeera)
As the presidential race heats up, Rick Perry is seen as just another candidate running for president.
Ben Bernanke’s Rick Perry Problem (NYT)
Political intimidation has forced the Fed into inaction and is killing our last remaining hope for economic recovery.
Army Reservist Told He’s Barred From Re-Enlistment for Speaking to Truthout About Guantanamo (Truthout)
Pfc. Albert Melise was accused by the US Army of leaking classified information to Truthout during an interview about Guantanamo.
Dr. King Weeps From His Grave (NYT)
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. never conflated a flesh-and-blood sacrifice with a stone-and-mortar edifice.
Who’ll Stop the Rain – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band