-Andrew Sullivan gives his thoughts on US relations with Iran. Excerpt:
What we have to understand - and what I have come belatedly and painfully to grasp - is that our collective narcissism can be an obstacle to successful statesmanship. In blunter terms: This is not about us. In so far as we have made Iran about us, we have added mountains to the landscape of human misery and pain. This is a struggle for the Iranian people, a long, brutal, bitter struggle. We should do all we can to support them, without the neocon grandstanding that actually helps the regime rather than hurts it. But we have to understand our limits.
-Kyla Roma gives us some tips on how to make the most of 20-Something Bloggers. If I knew all that before this summer's blogging meltdown, I would have stuck around a bit longer.
-According to the East Bay Express, Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students. The proposal seeks to "address Berkeley's dismal racial achievement gap, where white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse." However, critics of the proposal say it isn't fair, since the science classes were seen as "white classes."
-Matthew Paul Turner shares the good, bad, and crazy Christian-related events of 2009.
-Huffington Posts reveals its predictions for 2010. Then I hope comes true: Michelle Bachman turns out to be a grand hoax.
-If you're like me, you thought the '00s were crappy. But Reihan Salam of the Daily Beast sees things differently.
-And finally over at Fractured Saints I share my thoughts about New Year's resolutions.