[Brian Hamilton] Wake up, America: You elected an entrepreneur

After listening to the entirety of President Donald Trump’s recent press conference and then reviewing the coverage of it, it’s obvious the media doesn’t understand and cannot accurately interpret his style and approach. Put si...

[Elaine Ou] Even China can’t kill bitcoin

Every time a government sets out to abolish something people like, the well-liked thing moves to where it can’t be stopped. This has happened with prohibition, gambling, the war on drugs and digital piracy. Now it’s happening in...

[Leonid Bershidsky] What Google hopes to gain by suing Uber

The legal battle that’s starting between Waymo, the self-driving car spin-off of Google’s former “moonshot” unit, and ride-hailing giant Uber appears to be all about trade secrets and patents. But there is a bigger issue behin...

[Eli Lake] Taiwan's war against Uber

This should be a good time to be an American Internet company in Taiwan. The new president, Tsai Ing-wen, has pledged to build an Asian Silicon Valley on the island. And the new American president, Donald Trump has threatened a tr...

[Albert R. Hunt] Trump's great chance to tell us what he really wants

President Donald Trump’s initial address to a joint session of the US Congress on Tuesday night may be the most anticipated in memory. Not, as Trump would claim, because he’s so compelling. Rather it’s because, when it comes to...

[Editorial] Biochemical weapons

North Korea’s chemical and biological weapons are in the spotlight, as Pyongyang has been accused of using VX nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of its leader Kim Jong-un, at an airport in Malaysia.South Korea and...

[Other View] Trustworthy statistics are a vital asset

President Donald Trump’s penchant for “alternative facts” raises a troubling question: What if the same instinct leads him to pressure government agencies -- the ones that track everything from jobs to air quality -- into produ...

[John B. Quigley] No: Pre-emptive strike would trigger global disaster

Following January’s widely condemned ballistic missile test by Iran, rumors are rife that Israel is planning a military strike against Iranian missile sites. But the last thing President Donald Trump should do is give such an att...

[Jonathan Bernstein] Don't ignore the dangers of a weak president

As the first month has passed of Donald Trump’s presidency with little sign of success, and some question whether he‘s even up to trying to turn his campaign platform into a real legislative agenda, it’s occurring to more and m...

[John Kass] Once lost, liberal journalists' mission suddenly found in time of Trump

Journalists “find a renewed sense of mission,” reports the New York Times. That’s nice. There is some truth to this. And it‘s not fake news. With the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, journalism, in a typical patte...

[Adam Minter] Why is eBay returning to china?

About a decade ago, eBay made a legendary retreat from the Chinese auction business in the face of growing local competition. It was a defeat so humiliating it became a business school case study. Since then, however, the Chinese ...

[Editorial] Dealing with N. Korea

US President Donald Trump has spoken from time to time about North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, but he has not given any convincing clues as to his administration’s future course of action. At least one thing is cert...

[Other VIew] Welcome, new cosmic neighbors!

To adapt the Bard of Avon: “O, wonder! ... O brave new world.”Or seven of them, as it happens. Researchers revealed last week that they’ve uncovered these intriguing planets swirling outside the solar system, all of them rocky ...

[Editorial] Preventing disaster

The latest government statistics on the low birthrate and fast population aging offer a clear demonstration of the gravity of the demographic challenges the country faces.Indeed the current flood of related figures is startling: T...

[Reg Henry] The wisdom of keeping time on paper

As a member of a generation that knew no computers or personal devices, I think I have adjusted fairly well to the electronic marvels that people take for granted today. But there is one convenience that I cannot embrace. I still ...