Daily Archives: Friday, July 29, 2011

How Many Words Do You Know?

Today, I discovered an interesting test on The Economist website. The website, testyourvocab.com, is hosting a serious research project to measure how many words the average English speaker knows. You can take the test here. Given that the English language … Continue reading

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Top Turkish Generals Resign En Masse

The New York Times just reported that Turkey’s top military commanders resigned en masse today. This development is a negative one for NATO, Turkey, and the broader Middle East. Historically, the Turkish military has been the sole guarantor of stability … Continue reading

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Homage to Nancy Pelosi

A left-leaning blogger at Poison Your Mind has suggested that the GOP is insane from top to bottom. I do not disagree that many Republicans have behaved rather irrationally in recent years. That said, the Democratic Party has its fair … Continue reading

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