Perspectives

BAD DOG

“Why d¡d you bite the hand that feeds you?” Yells President Roh Mo-hyun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. (English Chosun, 19 July 2006)

Con·ser·va·tive
(adj.) Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change;
Traditional or restrained in style; a conservative dark suit.

(n.) One favoring traditional views and values.

What’s wrong with this guy?

Kim Jong-il is out on a limb, so to speak, as he tries to avoid rising floodwaters. Bush and Koizumi are hacking away at the flood barrier when Bush turns to ask Roh Moo-hyun, “Hey, what are you doing just standing there?” (Hankyoreh Geurimpan, 20 July 2006)

Pro·gres·sive
(adj.) Moving forward; advancing; Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments; progressive change.

(n.) A person who actively favors or strives for progress toward better conditions, as in society or government.

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