"I now know that I learn by solving problems as they arise. Rarely do we learn significant lessons, or significantly improve, any other way."
Bob Parsons,Internet entrepreneur
UN DISPATCH: The collapse of the peacekeeping mission along the Ethiopia-Eritrea border is getting scant attention. This is unfortunate, because the crisis facing the UN mission there is one of the more disturbing developments facing UN peacekeeping a long while...
"Many Kenyans grimly note that a Luo may become president of the United States before being permitted to become president of Kenya."
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. Read the full story
Bruce Barton, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
"Without marriage, instead of security, we have fear. A fear that is always there. The fear that at the moments we are most vulnerable, afraid and alone, our state could step in and take everything away from us -- just because we cannot have a civil marriage."
Out Maryland state Sen. Rich Madaleno, D-Montgomery County, as quoted in the Washington Blade
"Much as we want people to understand that the words gay and marriage do belong together, we don't want 'gay marriage.' It's the freedom to marry that matters -- for all of us -- and the way to secure it is by talking to others."
Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, writing in The Huffington Post