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[Editorial] What Park has to do

It seems that President Park Geun-hye and other major players in the Choi Soon-sil scandal are making concerted efforts to dig in their heels as the independent counsel zeroes in on Park and the Constitutional Court moves into full swing for its impeachment review. There have been news rep...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:31

[Adam Minter] China’s latest innovation? The ballpoint pen

Last week, China announced that it had mastered the art of making ballpoint pens. Don’t laugh: It was a yearslong effort that cost millions of dollars and required the leadership of a state-run corporate colossus. It was front-page news, widely discussed on talk shows and celebrated on so...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:30

[Eric Planey] Korea should ease restrictions on overseas adoption

Last year was a great year for my wife Jakyung and I, with the highlight being nearly 3 weeks in summer to reconnect with family and friends in South Korea. With the exception of the high smog in Seoul, we had a delightful time immersing ourselves in the beauty of the people, culture, and ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:29

[Albert R. Hunt] Myths and truths about the Trump presidency

To liberal Democrats and a few Republicans: Get over it. Donald J. Trump will become president of the United States this week. Accept it.As unsettling as the prospect may be, it’s better to go in open-eyed, recognizing realities and dispelling myths, including: Trump is unpredictable. He ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:29

[Robert J. Fouser] The kimchi boom in the US

Last week, I discovered some kimchi at the local indoor farmers market in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. While talking with the seller, I found out that all the ingredients where grown organically on a loca...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:28

[Kim Seong-kon] Is Orwell’s Big Brother still among us?

When George Orwell wrote his dystopian novel “1984,” he was disillusioned by the Cold War, which he perceived as a devastating phenomenon of a society under constant surveillance. In such a society,...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:27

[Other View] Trump’s inaugural speech might not be so dumb

Donald Trump’s knack for keeping his message simple -- some would say dumbing it down -- will likely be on display this week when he addresses the nation as its 45th president. If so, he’ll fit right in with his predecessors.Since the days of George Washington, the inaugural address has ...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:26

[Nguyen Hai Van] TPP’s demise sounds no death knell

The final doomsday countdown has begun for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Donald Trump will take the oath to become the 45th president of the United States in one week Friday.In an announcement that se...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:33

[Los Angeles Times] Trump’s plan to turn the family business over to his sons isn’t going to cut it

If Americans learned anything from President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference Wednesday, it was that the scope of his business enterprises makes it exceedingly difficult for him to separate his personal interests from those of the nation. Trump assured the audience that they shouldn’...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:32

[Adam Minter] Why Americans won’t buy Chinese cars

What would it take to convince American drivers to buy a Chinese-branded car? China’s automakers have tried and failed to answer that question for at least a decade. Now another one wants to try: Thi...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:32

[Jeffrey Frankel ] Looking back on Barack

Any assessment of Barack Obama’s eight-year US presidency should start at the beginning: his first inauguration, on Jan. 20, 2009. The US economy was in free fall: Financial markets had seized up, gross domestic product was shrinking and employment was plummeting, with some 800,000 jobs b...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:31

[Conor Sen] Your local mall is dying. Unless you are rich.

The slow death of the American shopping mall is not evenly distributed. A disproportionate number of recent high profile store closure announcements have been in communities that are already struggling. It’s creating a retail Rust Belt. This version of the Rust Belt won’t be as easy to w...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:30

[Editorial] Trump and North Korea

Last week, top foreign policy and security aides to Donald Trump gave some clues as to how the incoming US administration perceives the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea and how it is going to tackle it. In summary, the aides who testified at their respective confirmation hearing...

Updated : 2017.01.15 18:01

[Noah Smith] Milton Friedman’s cherished theory laid to rest

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong, no matter how famous and respected you might be as a scientist. Albert Einstein was wrong about quantum mechanics. Linus Pauling was wrong about the structure of DNA. And Milton Friedman was wrong about the permanent income hypothesis. But unlike with the...

Updated : 2017.01.15 18:00

[Elizabeth Drew ] Trump’s crazed transition

With Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States fast approaching, the strangest -- even craziest -- post-election transition in US history is about to come to an end. This period h...

Updated : 2017.01.15 17:59