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[Editorial] New floor leaders

The three major political parties have all picked their new floor leaders amid high expectations for a more productive National Assembly.The three new whips have one thing in common: strong communication skills. Effective communication is essential to successful political negotiations, but...

Updated : 2016.05.05 17:56

[Editorial] Trump’s ascension

The upcoming U.S. presidential election will almost certainly be a showdown between Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party and Donald Trump of the Republican Party, as the two candidates have each all but clinched the nominations of their parties.A former first lady, Clinton has already c...

Updated : 2016.05.05 17:55

[Michael Schuman] Easy money isn‘t the answer for Japan

Strolling through Tokyo on a Sunday afternoon, it is hard to tell Japan’s economy is a mess. Deflation has returned, while growth has not. But Shibuya Crossing remains as packed with diners, bag-toting shoppers and gawking tourists as ever. Nearby, a line of more than 50 people stretches ...

Updated : 2016.05.05 17:08

[Doyle McManus] Never say #NeverTrump

Rarely in modern history has a party appeared as divided over its nominee as Republicans are over Donald Trump. But will his GOP critics really keep their backs turned through November, or will they come around?Some leaders of the conservative movement claim they will never vote for him --...

Updated : 2016.05.05 17:06

[Editorial] Social germs

The case of harmful sterilizers used in humidifiers shows that a combination of social germs, such as money-grubbing corporations and negligent government officials, could pose an immense threat to public health. The primary blame, of course, should go to the makers of the toxic sterilizer...

Updated : 2016.05.04 17:39

[Editorial] Fair society

One essential thing you need to live in a fair society is solid legal justice, for which highly ethical and capable legal professionals -- prosecutors, judges and lawyers -- are indispensable. Sadly, this is not the case with Korean society. A recent case highlights that the legal communit...

Updated : 2016.05.04 17:31

[David Ignatius] The Middle East needs a new order

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement that formed Iraq, Syria and the other fragile nations of the modern Middle East. The past few weeks have provided dramatic new evidence, if more were needed, that the old colonial framework created by Britain and France is...

Updated : 2016.05.04 17:14

[Choi He-suk] Mosquitoes and their role

Mosquitoes are back. They are quite possibly the worst insects imaginable. The tiny yet ever-so-loud whirring noise their wings make is enough to drive a man insane, and the itch caused by their bite may as well have been cooked up by a medieval torturer. These days their evil schemes are ...

Updated : 2016.05.04 17:13

More women will make a stronger military

An attempt to undermine the Pentagon’s decision to allow women to serve in combat roles backfired spectacularly last week -- and the U.S. will be safer for it.During a congressional debate on the defense policy bill, Rep. Duncan Hunter of California proposed requiring all 18-year-old wome...

Updated : 2016.05.04 17:10

[Paula Dwyer] Is basic income the next big thing?

Now and then a worthy economic proposal comes along that seems as politically unattainable as it is sensible. Then, on closer inspection, you see that it’s more than a policy-wonk’s fantasy. And you...

Updated : 2016.05.04 17:09

Britain can’t afford to quit the European Union

If it votes to leave the European Union in next month’s referendum, Britain will bear a substantial and lasting economic cost: That’s the conclusion of several authoritative new studies. Campaigners for exit must either refute these findings or say why they don’t matter. Their efforts u...

Updated : 2016.05.04 17:00

[Francis Wilkinson] Warren Buffett falls into confidence trap

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, is a confident man. Having built one of the greatest businesses in history, and having become one of the world’s richest men in the process, he sees great prosperity in the rearview mirror, and more of the same ahead.Spea...

Updated : 2016.05.04 16:59

[Kim Seong-kon] Living in the age of ‘difference’ and ‘crossover’

Since the 1960s, literary critics have preached the importance of “difference” and “crossover.” Inspired by postmodernism, they have urged us to respect differences and to be open to crossovers in...

Updated : 2016.05.03 18:06

[Lee Jae-min] Intervention or non-intervention

In the time of a national economic emergency, governments are inclined to take extraordinary measures to save the national economy. Situations could require drastic steps and direct intervention by ag...

Updated : 2016.05.03 18:03

[Editorial] Foreign residents

Justice Ministry data showed early this week that the number of foreign nationals in South Korea, including tourists, has topped 1.9 million for the first time, heralding the upcoming era of 2 million foreigners.The figure of 1.94 million foreign nationals far surpasses the population of D...

Updated : 2016.05.03 17:52