Monday, January 04, 2010

Morning Reading: Not Much Here

Have I mentioned how much I love the Garfield comic strips by Jim Davis?

It seems to be a bit of a slow news week, aside from the continued hullabaloo about the Christmas bombing attempt in Detroit. Janet Napolitano's been really getting slammed...which I suppose is the cost of being the head of the Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, the word of the day from yesterday was that the US Embassy in Yemen closed down due to increased threats of attack by Al Qaeda. A situation that of course bears further monitoring.

Paul Krugman has a good column out in the NY Times today, reminding us of the lessons of 1937-- that signs of short-term improvement in the economy are just that. We shouldn't take them as a surefire indication that things have turned around-- there is still work to be done. Optimistic, eh?

Much to the chagrin of my friends at myImpact, a recent study indicates that those who join up with Teach for America after graduating college don't necessarily do so out of a higher sense of civic duty. Although they often do wind up in an education-related profession, the love of teaching does not appear to translate automatically into more service-related engagement.

Yeah, not too much grabbed my attention in the news cycle so far today-- but I'm continuing to work on blogging over at Simply Millennial if you're looking for reading material. :)

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