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What does Obama, West Side Story and Walgreen's have in common?
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Bilingual topics are one of the many I have written in Ask Marivi and I think so far it is one of the most popular themes in articles around the media.

“West Side Story” the show on Broadway will premiere this coming February a bilingual revival, what The New York Times call: “darker, grittier”. Dialogues will be in English as well as Spanish giving more excitement and drama to the play. Arthur Laurents, the author, said would “heighten the passion and authenticity of the show”.

Also read this political excerpt I recently found on what Barack Obama thinks of bilingual in the US:

[“We live in a global economy. And, you know, I don’t understand when people are going around worrying about, ‘We need to have English- only.’ They want to pass a law, ‘We want English-only’… Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that. But understand this. Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English - they’ll learn English - you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about, how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language.”]

And all that being said, even the Walgreen’s weekly circular I brought from Florida comes, of course, in a bilingual edition, give it a peak.

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Posted by: Richard Bird at July 28, 2008 8:43 PM

You've set up an interesting juxtaposition, Marivi, of three divergent opinions, which is quite interesting.

Entertainment vs. Politics vs. Entitlement.

This is a sophisticated and complex domain of thought, which I propose few will appreciate.

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