Web Only: the best of the blogs
The five must-read posts from today, on Afghan polls, free speech and the poverty/parenting debate
At Comment Central, Hattie Garlick offers us some vintage footage of Palin pursuing her vocation.
Alex Smith at LabourList quotes advice from a man who knows.
At Left Foot Forward, Will Straw takes his lead from Polly Toynbee's column attacking David Cameron's comments on parenting/poverty, and looks in-depth at the Demos report Building Character.
Michael White explores the moral issues around the ban, saying that while he believes bans should be avoided, you have to draw the line sometimes, if only to make a point.
The Bleeding Heart Show asks: how much weight should we give to opinion polls as a measure of the success or validity of a military campaign?