December 30, 2004
For two years, the Pew Research Center for People and the Press polled 66,000 people from 44 countries on whether children "need to learn English to succeed in the world today."
The answer was a resounding "yes."
More than 95 percent of those surveyed in Indonesia, Germany and South Africa agreed that English is necessary for children. More than 90 percent of those surveyed in China, Japan, France and Ukraine agreed.
Only one of the 44 countries had a substantial minority that disagreed Â— 35 percent of Jordanians said English is not a necessity.
And that attitude will make all the difference for the future of the Middle East.
December 28, 2004
America enjoys view from the top
And it looks like it's a five-part series; I'm anxious to read the rest.
December 19, 2004
December 16, 2004
December 15, 2004
Nobody believes a weather prediction twelve hours ahead. Now we're asked to believe a prediction that goes out 100 years into the future? And make financial investments based on that prediction? Has everybody lost their minds?
This is one of the best articles I've ever read.
December 14, 2004
December 07, 2004
I've talked to people on the left who live in red states, who told me they've encountered some ugliness for expressing their beliefs, but I'd be really surprised if they feel they have whisper to each other like the people in this article. Most lefties I know are pretty open about it. On the other hand, I have known many people on the right who were afriad to speak out for losing work. I've even had some people tell me I was risking never getting hired for the stuff I say on this blog. And what I tell them is, if you let people oppress you, they win. And now more people are going out and challenging the leftist orthodoxy
I know I never show my Bush support unless asked a direct question about whom I voted for, and we live on a military post, for pete's sake.
December 05, 2004
December 03, 2004
December 02, 2004
And if there's one thing I can say about Ann Coulter, it's that she sure knows how to make me laugh:
But Bush nominates a brilliant geopolitical thinker who happens to be black and female and all of a sudden she's Butterfly McQueen, who don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no Middle Eastern democracies.
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