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[Gregory Rodriguez] Take that, Travel + Leisure magazine

I demand a recount! Or a re-survey! Or some form of redress for the aspersions Travel + Leisure magazine has cast not only on the City of Angels but on all of us Angelenos. Recently, the magazine re...

Updated : 2011.02.06 17:44

[Yves Mersch] Preventing the euro area’s next crisis

LUXEMBOURG ― Much dedication and energy are currently being devoted to institutionalizing a crisis-management mechanism for the euro area. This is a good and important goal. But a far more significa...

Updated : 2011.02.06 17:44

Your medical prescription or your privacy

IMS Health Inc. operates in the shadows of the healthcare industry, gathering data that drug makers can use to sell medications more effectively. The data, however, are taken from the prescriptions t...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:31

[Zhang Monan] China’s quality time for development

China’s double-digital economic growth over the past years has helped it replace Japan as the world’s second largest economy. In terms of gross domestic product China exceeded Japan from the second ...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:25

[Jeffrey D. Sachs] America’s ungovernable budget policy

NEW YORK ― The heart of any government is found in its budget. Politicians can make endless promises, but if the budget doesn’t add up, politics is little more than mere words. The United States i...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:23

[Saree Makdisi] Craven ‘leaders’ offer to sell out Palestinian people

A massive archive of documents leaked to al-Jazeera and Britain’s Guardian newspaper offers irrefutable proof that years of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians have been an empty sham. The...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:22

[Brian Blase] Repealing new entitlements to reduce deficit

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said that repealing his health-care law would increase the deficit by $230 billion. While technically true according to Congressional Budget Office ...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:20

[Kim Seong-kon] Funny car names and awkward titles

Cultural differences often inspire harmless laughter among individuals. For example, rumors say that the Americans’ favorite car, the Chevy Nova, did not sell in South America because Nova literally...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:20

Welcome policy of checking housing prices

China’s State Council document released on Thursday to further check housing prices reflects the central government’s determination to deflate the property market bubble and stabilize or even lower r...

Updated : 2011.01.31 17:35

Information glitch for bullet-train operation

The suspension of all bullet train service Jan. 17 on JR East’s five shinkansen lines ― Tohoku, Akita, Yamagata, Joetsu and Nagano shinkansen lines ― reminds railways and any organization, for that m...

Updated : 2011.01.31 17:35

[Trudy Rubin] Old order finally ending in Mideast

For years, many Middle Easterners have operated on the premise that things could continue as in the past. Arab autocrats assumed they could rule forever, and many Israelis thought they could occupy f...

Updated : 2011.01.31 17:35

[Steven Hill] China’s baby steps for democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― During the state visit to the United States of Chinese President Hu Jintao, President Barack Obama pressed Hu on human rights. He probably should have asked more about spreading d...

Updated : 2011.01.31 17:34

[Meghan Daum] ‘Skins’ MTV episodes pass an ick test

Even if you haven’t watched MTV since Duran Duran broke up, you’ve probably heard of “Skins.” It premiered on Jan. 17 amid a fanfare of anticipation after the Parents Television Council pronounce...

Updated : 2011.01.31 17:33

[Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich] States should have option of bankruptcy protection

During the 2008 financial crisis, the federal government reacted in a frantic, ad-hoc fashion, tapping taxpayers for bailouts galore, running roughshod over the rights of bondholders and catching the...

Updated : 2011.01.31 17:33

[Kavi Chongkittavorn] Can withering Taiwan engage ASEAN?

The mood in Taipei today is of concern and anxiety. Why? The Taiwanese lai bai xing (commoners) feel quite strongly that the world’s soon-to-be largest economy will eventually usurp up their island,...

Updated : 2011.01.31 17:32