The Cold War was over. The global standoff between superpowers was at an end. The world saw America and the West triumphant, freedom preserved, and the promises of Marx and Lenin and Stalin discredited.
Thousands across America are glued to their web cast to hear this. And actually, I've never met one human being who said that they had seen one of those.
I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least.
Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, followed just a few years later by East Germany's Soviet parent state, it appeared that after a half-century of hair-trigger tension, America's major security fears would ease.
The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation are continuously evolving. They've changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory.
We want fewer 'Washington knows best' solutions and more people at the local level making education decisions for America's children
I think it's important for the United States to be less at the mercy of foreign countries and their decision-making and politics, and more under our own control to address these problems
This confirmation is also a victory for the nominee, President Bush, and, most of all, the U.S. Senate. Finally, it is a victory for the U.S. Supreme Court which will be led into the 21st century by a brilliant, principled Chief Justice.
pushing to import more than 200,000 foreign workers a year to take good American jobs.
There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.