Best of the Week: January 3-9, 2010

Wow, talk about falling behind in the news! It’ll probably take me a couple weeks to catch up. I apologize for the delay, but I will pump out the “Best of the Week” posts as quickly as possible, amid everything else on my desk. — AWO

10. What Makes a Great Teacher? — Amanda Ripley
9. Kiev Chameleon — Julia Ioffe
8. The Life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor — Lauren Collins
7. Panic Over Teen “Sexting” Eclipses Bigger Threat — Jesse Singal
6. Prisoners of Parole — Jeffrey Rosen
5. Obama to Fix Security Flaws; but Could He Please Fix Stupid Racial Profiling? — Juan Cole, The Real Reason Profiling Fails — Matthew Yglesiasand The Wrong Kind of Profiling — Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Zaid Jilani, & Alex Seitz-Wald
4. Cracks in the Jihad — Thomas Rid, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: A Primer — Michelle Shephard, and A Summer in Yemen — Kent Davis-Packard
3. Gay Marriage, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, and the Supreme Court — Margaret Talbot
2. Russia, China, Iran Redraw Energy Map — M. K. Bhadrakumar, The Peace Imperative — Francesco Sisci, Letter From New Delhi — Basharat Peer, and How America Can Rise Again — James Fallows
1. The Year Climate Science Caught Up with What Top Scientists Have Been Saying Privately for Years — Joseph Romm
BONUS:  Suicide as Spectator Sport: What Does That Say About Us? — Robert Fisk