Ready to Lead
This is a national study that looks at whether non-profits are doing a good job of grooming the next generation of leaders. There is some interesting stuff in it about the value of mentoring, training, promoting from within an agency, and modelling a healthy work-life balance for younger staff. Also interesting is how much value younger staff place on expanding their personal networks as a key tool for climbing up the ladder. And there appear to be some gender differences, with female staffers saying that they have a greater need to learn management skills and build confidence before they can assume leadership roles.

Presidential Candidates Platforms on Criminal Justice
A helpful piece from The Sentencing Project that breaks down where Obama, Clinton and McCain stand on a variety of criminal justice issues.

Judges Pay Suit
ALBANY -- Shortly after a new state budget is adopted - for the 10th straight year without pay raises for New York judges - a top Manhattan litigator plans to sue, claiming lawmakers and the governor have failed their constitutional obligation to preserve an independent judiciary. From The New York Post.

Report: Nation's Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization
WASHINGTON—According to a report released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank, the recent influx of exceedingly affluent powder-wigged aristocrats into the nation's gentrified urban areas is pushing out young white professionals, some of whom have lived in these neighborhoods for as many as seven years. From The Onion.

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