This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a call to finish the work Nelson Mandela began, the plight of the working homeless, a look at a new wave of Islamic feminists, how parent mentoring helps school children, and how squishy robots can help disaster aid efforts.
Learning from Newtown: Whether or not we believe in the right to bear arms, we must believe that our children should never again become targets. Can we learn from Mandela's principles of peace?
White House reporters piled on press secretary Jay Carney Thursday over photographers' limited access to the president. Carney blamed the Internet.
Democrats complained that GOP Sen. Ted Cruz was attempting to upstage South Africa’s planned proceedings for Nelson Mandela. But some other aspects of US politics might have been factors.