Just wanted to share a link to this disturbing, informative, and heartbreaking series that the New York Times is doing on Diabetes. Truly fascinating about diesase, poverty, and profit, among other things. Also, about where we could be as a country very soon.
And, speaking of interesting, I'm reading Freakonomics right now and loving it. Completely engaging, and thought-provoking. I'm sure there are some controversial studies in it (like the correlation between legal abortion and lower crime in the early and mid-90's), but it's done in such a wide-eyed, data-rich way it's hard to argue with. And I think people's responses to the work are just as telling.