Links of the Day, October 30


Health care

Human trafficking


Lessons learned from Disney

H/T to Gerry.

Friedman, Kristof and Hoh on Afghanistan

Tom Friedman and Nick Kristof both argue against a troop increase. And I’m inclined to agree–an increase in military presence isn’t guaranteed (by any means) to quell the violence. Kristof argues instead for more schools–for the cost of one soldier, we could build 20 schools.

Also, in case you didn’t catch it, read an online chat with Matthew Hoh, who was the first U.S. official known to resign over the war in Afghanistan.

UPDATE: Here’s Jim Wallis’s (my boss) statement on Afghanistan.

Obama salutes the Afghanistan fallen

Susan Walsh, AP
This morning, the President visited Dover Air Force Base to receive the bodies of 18 American troops killed in Afghanistan.

“The First Marriage”

Coming out in the next NY Times magazine, Jodi Kantor looks into Barack and Michelle’s relationship.

Links of the Day, October 29

Turns out, I just needed a couple days to get back in the driver’s seat. 🙂





U2: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

You might be able to hear me singing …

(Rose Bowl, Pasadena; October 25, 2009)