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Links of the Week 5 March 2010

Author Note

To those that read this blog regularly, thank you :), you may have noticed that I have not listed many political posts lately. I am working on this but I have to admit that I am VERY disgruntled with the US political system and how it works. As a result, I have not been reading about what is going on. I am not surprised about my frustrations as I have known that these issues have existed for awhile now but for some reason I do not want to read about it or watch the Big Six spend hours talking about it. This frustration reflects one of the reasons why I research Latin American politics over US politics – because looking at US politics hits too close to home and upsets me too much to research. I am trying to work my way back. Enjoy & keep reading!

-DNMP

Top Five

Inside a Divided Upper East Side Public School

I am not sure how I feel about the issue but this is a very well written and thorough article. I really wish that the US government really understood the importance of making investments in education beyond talk and fancy bill titles.

Network News at a Crossroads

Visual Ingredients

A interesting blog I discovered via my Twitter feed. This site lists common foods and lists their ingredients “tag” style i.e. the more of it in the item the larger it appears. This blog brings new meaning to the idea “You Are What You Eat.”

Críticas al gobierno de Bachlet por respuesta al terremoto en Chile

Contest win fuels fierce debate over race

Quotes of the Week

“In 29 states there are more payday loan storefronts than McDonald’s restaurants.” in What the Mob Can Learn from Pay Day Lenders

“The United States last month announced $150 million in military assistance for Yemen to fight extremists. In contrast, it costs just $50 to send a girl to public school for a year — and little girls like Nujood may prove more effective than missiles at defeating terrorists.” from Divorced Before Puberty

Women & Politics

15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000)

This review will be going on until 12 March. The link above will allow you to see a live webcast of the events.

Politics

Argentina Seeks Backing in Falklands Dispute

Fernández plantea incorporación formal de Honduras a la Comunidad Internacional

Other

Seeking Your Questions on Historically Black Colleges

TIP 9: GET RID OF THAT (TOXIC) DUST

Lebron Wants #6

Lebron is pulling a Kobe and trying to change his number from 23 to 6. James states that he wants to give up 23 so that it can be Jordan’s number. The change needs to be approved by the NBA.

Oldies But Goodies

Nice Cans: Getting BPA Out of the Food Supply

GM’s Fall Can Become Green Economy’s Rise

Why Not Let Them Leave?

This is an interesting look at US immigration policy. Also, this story is a reminder that the US needs to update its immigration policy on so many levels.

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