Opinion / Web Comments

Yellow journalism still alive and kicking

[2011-06-15 09:56]

We are all children of the Internet and there simply are no adult models around to tell us how to act. The Internet is in its infancy and like babies we are crawling, walking, and falling together. Unfortunately, that means we often behave like babies when we go online.

Chinese youth: Rise of a new culture

[2011-06-14 11:35]

From what Westerners described a "Revolutionary China" to a "Socialist Market Economy," China has gone a long way to achieve what it now calls a modernized society. A crucial aspect of this reformed society is the rise of a new youth culture.

Political dogma limits US economic recovery

[2011-06-13 09:20]

Claims that the financial crisis showed the superiority of China's economic structure were not mere rhetoric. China's "socialist market economy" proved more capable of dealing with the crisis than the US' "free market economy."

It isn't personal, except when it is

[2011-06-11 10:14]

I began writing op-eds for newspapers in 2003. What I can't abide and what seems to be aggravated by the Internet are increasing attacks upon individuals rather than their ideas.

US social safety net in peril

[2011-06-10 12:47]

There are some scary words being said back home about my country's economy. According to just about every Republican I can think of, my country is "broke."

FIFA's council of cover-up

[2011-06-09 13:08]

You couldn't make it up. The FIFA bribery scandal reads more like a comedy script as each day passes and fuels the anger of football fans everywhere.

Don't be shy to say no

[2011-06-08 13:25]

In modern society, we all seem to be over-scheduled and running ourselves ragged. We are continually operating at an unrelenting pace hoping things will eventually slow down. But rather than slowing down, it seems as though there are more demands on our time.

Using weapons of mass persuasion

[2011-06-08 09:32]

Understanding ways in which we can be influenced by others and in turn be persuasive ourselves is an important tool which we should add to our toolbox.

Oprah took talking to a new level

[2011-06-07 10:22]

Talk is often boring, and listeners are often tired, but this is not the least true with Oprah Winfrey's talk show. She is a national treasure of the United States, promoting American family values, culture, and lifestyles. She is another typical "American Story", growing up out of poverty and hardship.

Retire in peace, Oprah

[2011-06-04 11:03]

Most Americans don't watch Winfrey Oprah's show. They are at work or school or shopping or watching something else on TV. Sure, Oprah has a big following, but it is still a minority of Americans who watch Oprah, say once every couple of weeks, and even fewer who watch her show consistently.

IMF head should look to future, not past

[2011-06-03 11:34]

The main direction of lobbying for the IMF's new managing director is unfortunately showing the weak side of that organization, not its strong one.

Disregard university rankings

[2011-06-02 09:27]

Many things can be ranked but universities should not be among them. As the stakes have become too high for colleges to ignore their rankings, it might not long before we see a collusion scandal break out.