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My Turn: Make it a year of solutions

Sally Kohn, a CNN political commentator, published an article calling on readers to make 2015 a year of solutions. In the article, she cited "the problem of rape culture...
Outside column: Why I love the print media

...Ink has been running like tears lately, splashing onto the opinion pages of our nation's newspapers. Editors and commentators, worried about their jobs, write one earnest column after another pleading the case for print journalism. As the...
Con: Flat tax won't restore our global competitiveness

...the past decade or so, China's policy of export-led growth has triggered double-digit economic gains, leading some commentators to predict that the Chinese economy - already second-largest in the world - would soon eclipse our own. Meanwhile, beginning...
Americans are doing well on the happiness meter

...watched multiple unsustainable bubbles deflate before our eyes (tech stocks, home values, Tiger Woods). And, as many commentators have been eager to remind us, we close the year with higher debt, fewer jobs and deep political divisions. Yet a glimmer...
Is the 'perp walk' unfair to the accused?

...photographed - manacled and miserable - being led from a Manhattan lockup. Publishing such pictures is illegal in France, and some commentators there were incensed by the photos of what U.S. reporters call the "perp walk." That's when an accused person, if...
What issue should be the priority for the lame-duck session of Congress? Staving off the disastrous effects of climate change ought to be Job One

...over and, as anticipated, Republicans have retaken the House and improved their margin in the Senate. Not surprisingly, commentators now talk about likely political gridlock in Congress. Yet for now Democrats retain a majority in both houses and with that...
Iranians foresaw their moment of protest

...massive revolt of Iranian citizens has elicited the unmitigated surprise of the free world's army of experts, pundits and commentators. Who would have known? Who could have predicted this eruption of protest in a system so highly repressed, where a generally...
Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

...league as a Super Bowl-winning coach and now as a studio commentator, plans to take the same route as Simms."I will said "For all of our sports properties, our on-air commentators have full discretion to reference participating teams by...
Klinsmann: Unrealistic for US to expect title

...level yet." Klinsmann, who has lived in Orange Country, California, for most of the last 16 years, was accused by some commentators of having an un-American mentality."If it's now American or not American, I don't know," he said. "You can...
My Turn: Honor Hammond by repealing SB 21

...I chuckle now because the phrase of "putting Alaska first" is bantered about by all sorts of political campaigns and commentators (including me). But for Hammond, I never doubted his sincerity to put the people first. As one of the founders of the...


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