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[Editorial] School start time

Korea’s education system often draws praise from world leaders, U.S. President Barack Obama being one of them. On several occasions, Obama lauded the role of Korean teachers as “nation builders” and the “longer hours” that Korean students spend in school.But the U.S. leader ignores th...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:15

[Editorial] Parliament’s duty

The National Assembly started its 100-day regular session Monday. Opposition members who had boycotted the parliament attended the opening ceremony, but it is still uncertain whether the legislature will begin normal operations soon. The annual parliamentary sitting, usually called “autum...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:15

[Lee Jae-min] Racing against the clock

It is everybody’s nightmare when the deadline for a project is approaching but progress is slow. A deadline, if well managed, works as a catalyst for a positive outcome ― we all experience last-minu...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:14

Democracy in the twenty-first century

NEW YORK ― The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” attests to growing concern about rising inequality. His book lends further weight to the already overwhelming body of evidence concernin...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:14

Women in math: Things are better, but still bad

Last month, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in history to win a Fields Medal ― “math’s Nobel Prize.” This is a cause for celebration, but also for reflection.Things are definitely better than they once were for women in mathematics. In the late 18th century, Sophie Germain, wh...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:13

[Kim Seong-kon] Beware! It’s a jungle out there

Last Saturday, my cellphone kept vibrating incessantly as it received numerous text messages that read, “The email I sent you bounced back due to insufficient space in your account. Check your email ...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:13

Let the Middle East govern itself

NEW YORK ― It is time for the United States and other powers to let the Middle East govern itself in line with national sovereignty and the United Nations Charter. As the U.S. contemplates yet another round of military action in Iraq and intervention in Syria, it should recognize two basi...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:13

[Daniel Gordis] Israelis fear end of their state

The cease-fire is holding. The sirens have stopped, the bomb shelters are being closed, most of the reservists have returned home. This weekend, for the first time in months, Israelis (like Gazans) wi...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:27

WHO’s misplaced Ebola priority

The World Health Organization is nothing if not opportunistic, impulsively jumping on every public health issue that makes the front page. And, of course, it always calls for lots more money to throw at the disease-of-the-month. The latest on the WHO’s radar is the Ebola virus outbreak in...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:26

[Editorial] Barracks culture

Starting Monday, enlisted men were allowed visits by families and friends on weekdays after work hours, in addition to the weekend visits. Soldiers posted at general outposts, who were previously not allowed visits, are now able to receive visitors on weekends. At some units, shared cellph...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:25

[Editorial] Flurry of diplomatic activities

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong’s visit to the U.S. in mid-September to give a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, which convenes on Sept. 16, will be the first visit by the communist state’s foreign minister in 15 years.There are already speculations about the rare v...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:25

[Naomi Wolf] Flex hours, remote working as new model

NEW YORK ― Have two highly skilled women ― with four babies and toddlers between them ― finally found a way to achieve an ideal work-family balance? It looks as if PowerToFly, a new startup launche...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:25

Time now for cooler talks between Obama, Putin

REYKJAVIK ― Volcanoes and glaciers, fire and ice, are dominant features of this moonscape-pocked island nation. How fitting that over a generation ago the leaders of the United States and Soviet Union came to talk disarmament in the heat of the Cold War.Ballistic missile eruptions and a S...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:24

South China Sea follies

In one of the more famous scenes in “Top Gun,” Tom Cruise buzzes a Soviet MiG, upside down, and flips its Commie pilot the bird. This is hardly how the Cold War rivals confronted each other in real life, of course. As it demands the respect due a new great power, China would do well to r...

Updated : 2014.09.01 20:24

[Editorial] Welfare default

It was a matter of time for municipal governments across the country to reach the limit of their financial capacity to pay for their share of the costs needed to implement increased welfare programs.Heads of 226 small cities, counties and wards said in a press release last week that they w...

Updated : 2014.08.31 20:46