A BBC report says that 35% of non-Americans view the U.S. as a positive influence, up from 31% last time they checked. Woo!
I guess the world has noticed that the U.S. is starting to get its act together. It has a new job and an apartment, and has stopped staying out God-knows-where until all hours of the night, at least most of the time. The nation is also thinking of going to church next week. This time we can really change, baby, we know that. Just give us a chance.