1) Edge of sports: "Ali at 65" Dave Zirin.
"Muhammad Ali's brilliance was not that he was some kind of antiwar prophet. He wasn't Malcolm X or Martin Luther King Jr. in boxing gloves, debating foreign policy between rounds. But unlike the Ivy League advisers who made up the "best and brightest," Ali understood then that there was justice and injustice, right and wrong. He knew that not taking a stand could be as political a statement as taking one. This was Ali's code, and he never wavered.[...] At one press conference later that year, he was expected to apologize for his "un-American" remarks. Instead he said, "Keep asking me, no matter how long. On the war in Vietnam, I sing this song, I ain't got no quarrel with the Vietcong. Clean out my cell and take my tail to jail. 'Cause better to be in jail fed than to be in Vietnam dead."
2) "Three Things You Don't Know About AIDS in Africa" Emily Oster
"First, the fact that Africa is so heavily affected by HIV has very little to do with differences in sexual behavior and very much to do with differences in circumstances."
3) Bush owes us an apology by bloggerman
"It is never unacceptable to think.
And when a President says thinking is unacceptable, even on one topic, even in the heat of the moment, even in the turning of a phrase extracted from its context, he takes us toward a new and fearful path -- one heretofore the realm of science fiction authors and apocalyptic visionaries."
4) "Petasse" Cathy B.
"je te raconte pas la galere pour les perdre....enfin tu vois, du coup je te comprends trop bien"
5) Beating extreme poverty: how Madagascar does it. Worldbank ( Caroline Blanchard)
"programs that attack extreme poverty should build a new social contract that allows those who endure it (and other excluded people) to take an active role in revamping the institutions that redistribute assets and contro ldecision making. Programs and projects will not work if people trapped in chronic poverty do not participate."