Morning Briefing: Tropical Storm Isaac Complicates GOP’s Anti-Government Message

— By highlighting federal programs like the National Weather Service, or evacuation assistance from Washington, the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac is making it harder for the Republicans to sell the anti-government message they relied on in 2010.

— Tropical Storm Isaac will be the most significant test yet of New Orleans rebuilt system of levees.

— High volume trading has not been working out well since the recession:

— Today is the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech:


— And finally, David Brooks writes what may be the most surreal op-ed of this election season.