America's Real Dream Team
...If you need any more convincing about the virtues of immigration, just come to the Intel science finals. I am a pro-immigration fanatic. I think keeping a constant flow of legal immigrants into our country- whether they wear blue collars or lab coats- is the key to keeping us ahead of China. Because when you mix all of these energetic, high-aspiring people with a democratic system and free markets, magic happens....
American journalist and author. Born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Friedman was educated at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, and Oxford University, where received a master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies. He worked in Beirut for both United Press International and the New York Times; his reporting from Lebanon won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. Reassigned by the Times to Jerusalem, he won a second Pulitzer in 1988. Friedman's twice-weekly op-ed column in the Times, begun in 1994, earned him a third Pulitzer in 2002, mainly for his commentary on the new challenges posed by international terrorism. Friedman's books include The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (rev. ed. 2000), the best-selling The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (2005), and his most recent, Hot, Flat, and Crowded (2008). See also thomaslfriedman.com.