Smart Links 06 April 2012

Commentary on US jobs market, a Canadian inspired solution to Jerusalem, the consequences of climate change, it's Mitt, out of control students, and are the Liberals boxed out?

The jobs that get filled are lousy and the ones that don’t lack skilled workers.

Huffington Post -- Job Market Recovery Led By Low-Wage Sectors
The job market these days is sort of like that old Catskills joke: The food is terrible, and the portions are so small.

Setting up the first step to solving the Jerusalem problem. Thanks to Simon of Victoria.

Middle East Institute -- Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A Special Regime Option for the Old City of Jerusalem
Jerusalem will probably be the toughest issue in any future Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. The other three core issues – borders/settlements, security, and Palestinian refugees – will also be very difficult, but Jerusalem is at a different level. Jews, Muslims, and Christians worldwide have strong attachment to the city and its many holy sites.

More evidence.

Yale Global -- Global Warming Is Real and Has Consequences – Part I
Although the consequences of global warming are painfully vivid, some scholars still question whether it requires urgent action.

 

The lukewarm Republican.

New York Times -- It’s Mitt! Oh No.
The dream is dying. There will be no dynamic, charismatic, Reaganesque Republican presidential nominee this cycle. There won’t even be a consistent conservative. There will only be Mitt Romney.

No cane not sane? Thanks to David of London.

Telegraph -- School discipline: Sparing the rod has spoilt the children
What can be done to reverse the collapse in discipline since the banning of the cane?

Boxed out?

Globe and Mail -- Will blue and orange squeeze out Bob Rae's red?
Now that Thomas Mulcair has assumed control of the NDP, the Liberals are about to be squeezed in two directions, perhaps even to near-extinction. They’ve already been squeezed by the Conservatives; they might now get the same treatment from the New Democrats.

Quote worth noting.

“If Mr. Mulcair plays his cards right by keeping the caucus united while broadening the NDP’s appeal, a Liberal recovery is difficult to imagine.”

 

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