Monthly Archives: January 2002

Slicing Babies in Half in Massachusetts

As only might be expected, the forward motion of our “English” initiative in Massachusetts—and the 100,000 signatures that our supporters so quickly gathered—has awoken that state’s political establishment from its thirty-year near slumber on the subject of bilingual education. But … Continue reading

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Not Unfair

Not Unfair by Ron Unz National Review (Letters), January 28, 2002 In his review of William McGowan’s fine book, Coloring the News (Dec. 31), John Corry claims that the media coverage of California’s Proposition 227 was grossly unfair, and that the L.A. … Continue reading

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No Arabs Need Apply

The national bout of rampant Arabophobia in our media reached its zenith (or perhaps its nadir) in a recent column posted on Vdare.com, America’s premier anti-immigrationist website, which I had previously discussed a few weeks ago: VDare.com vs. the ‘Goldberg’ … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Anglo Court vs. English?

A few years ago, when I first began preparing our successful “English for the Children” initiative in California, my conservative friends darkly warned me that America’s teachers’ unions were the powerful hidden force behind our massive system of Spanish-almost-only “bilingual … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Republicans vs. “English”

As Karl Marx so aptly observed, history often occurs twice, first as tragedy, then later as farce. Certainly the “English” proposals of the unelected leader of Massachusetts’ near-extinct Republican Party seem to follow this historical script.

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New California Test Scores

Here’s our summary of the dramatic California test score numbers for 2nd graders, including graphs, based on the official data released on the State Department of Education website. The only numbers we needed to calculate were the non-bilingual LEP numbers, … Continue reading

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Israel’s Future: Kachism or Nothing?

The October issue of Commentary, the neoconservative flagship publication of the American Jewish Committee, carried a powerful cover story by former editor Norman Podhoretz, making a convincing case for the complete and dismal failure of the Middle-East peace process originally … Continue reading

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Israel’s Future: Kachism or Nothing – Commentary

Israel’s Future: Kachism or Nothing by Ron Unz Commentary (Letters, Abridged), January 2002 As someone whose grandparents helped to found the modern State of Israel, I experienced a feeling of immense sadness after reading Norman Podhoretz’s powerful analysis of the current post-Oslo … Continue reading

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