Margaret Warner interviewed Zbigniew Brzezinski and Walter Russell Mead on Bush's Inaugural Address. Here is a transcript of that interview, January 20, 2005, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, PBS.
AnneMarie wrote and sent this article to the Nisqually Valley News, in response to Don Brunell's op ed piece on the minimum wage. Brunell is President of the Association of Washington Business. I haven't yet found his bit on line, but if I do, I will post it as well. --- Chuck
"What the World Wants from America" by Roger Cohen, NY Times, Jan. 16, 2005 - about the "...view of America as an unrivalled power with a single focus, unterested in consultation..." Relevant to Brzezinski's discussion.
"A Question of Numbers" by Roger Lowenstein, NY Times, Jan. 16, 2005. An excellent article on the history of social security, attempts at reform, and what is under discussion in the current efforts at reform.
"Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century". Key Findings, August 2000, Project for a New American Century
68: "United States Objectives and Programs for National Security"
(April 14, 1950); A Report to the President, Pursuant to the President's
Directive of January 31, 1950
"Must Schools Fail" by Richard Rothstein. The New York Review of Books, Dec. 2, 2004. This article reviews much of our curriculum on education and the schools. Rothstein includes Lareau's Unequal Childhood in his discussion.
Kathleen M. Sullivan, "What Happened to 'Brown'?", The New York Review of Books, Vol. 15, No. 14, Sept. 23, 2004. Sullivan reviews three recent books on Brown v. Board of Education, including Bell's Silent Covenants.
"The British Evasion" by Paul Krugman. The New Yoirk Times, Jan. 14, 2005. Krugman compares Britain's experience with "privatization" of their verstion of Social Security. He cites an article by Nora Cohen, "Bloody Mess." She is a British journalist.
Historical Maps of the Middle East: Perry-Castañeda Library ap Collection (U. of Texas at Austin)
the News: the Middle East - a website from the SUNY at Albany. Excellent
source for maps, timeline..
Foreign Policy :online edition of this bi-monthly journal
PBS "Global Connections: the Mideast" - this includes a timeline and other resources
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