Today's topics: Pakistan terrorism, electric grid, jobs for grads, Thailand, teachers
1. Ways to counter Pakistani terrorists – from a Pakistani-American
From The Des Moines Register: "I am also pleased to hear of organizations like 'Development in Literacy,' which is dedicated to providing education for disadvantaged children in underdeveloped regions of Pakistan. Fortunately, there are many more of their kind, promoting literacy, empowerment and progress. If it is these efforts we champion and build on, we just might destroy the battleground for fostering another generation of individuals like Faisal Shahzad."
2. Helping states transmit electricity from solar and wind power to consumers
From The Arizona Republic: "This week, commissioners and governors representatives from across the Southwest have been meeting to discuss how to encourage the construction of a robust, renewable energy-focused transmission grid, while respecting local and regional environmental values."
3. A college grad's hopeful view toward the job market
From The Seattle Times: "I understand my ideal career won't be handed to me on a silver platter. ... So what's a college grad supposed to do? I've listened to advice from one professor. Grim and gut-wrenchingly true, she explained that people with far more experience than I have been out of work for a while, so it's going to take a long time to get the job I want."
4. After Thailand's violent upheaval, finding reconciliation
From The Nation newspaper of Bangkok: "To many people, it's unreal to talk about how to re-unify Thais at this point of time. More practical, and perhaps the best we can do, is to find a way for dangerously divided Thais to learn to co-exist peacefully."
5. Lessons from a town that fired all its teachers
From The Boston Globe: "It took brinkmanship by the school board – the threat of mass firings – to convince teachers that change would come, with or without them."