First: four takes on the Lisbon Treaty, currently in process of ratification and opposed by many because its passage would foreseeably reduce democracy's power. Here's the straight news article, although perhaps sympathizing a bit with this next take. On the other side is The Midnight Sun and an op-ed.
Here is another op-ed, about the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy and its First Amendment issues.
Third, please read this op-ed, concerning teaching and the rationale(s) behind it. Although I don't plan to participate in Teach for America, it hits very close to the reason I want to teach biology: the money would be nice, but the experience and service are better.
Finally, here's a perspective on blogging from the more mature side of the fence: bloggers aged more in the baby-boomer-and-older range.