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My Turn: Candidates should pledge to be truthful, civil

...challenger Elizabeth Warren effectively kept third parties off the airwaves. Five weeks before the election, however, political commentator Rosie Gray titled a piece she wrote "The Ugliest Campaign in America." Instead of outsiders slinging the mud, she observed...
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...
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...
Donovan to analyze US team during World Cup guy. He knows the game very well," Altidore said. "It was always going to going to happen - right? - him to be a commentator."Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya agreed that "I don't see any problem with it.""I feel like people are probably going...
If Spain tinkers, Costa ready for World Cup chance

...called FacebookRef, where fans can see commentary about the matches from "The Ref," Facebook's official tournament commentator.Social media activity during big sporting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl has soared in recent years and...


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