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[Editorial] Jang’s meddling

The Park Geun-hye scandal has grown again to include a new figure, Jang Si-ho, who has been placed under custody for embezzlement. Earlier this month, Jang gained attention after she sought to sell h...

Updated : 2016.11.23 15:14

[Editorial] One way out

It is hard to accept, but it seems almost inevitable that Koreans will have to continue living with a president who about 90 percent of them think is unfit for the post. This is primarily because th...

Updated : 2016.11.22 15:01

[Editorial] Ex-prosecutors in Blue House

It has been about a month since the Park Geun-hye scandal initially shook the nation. While she has yet to deliver a televised speech since making a second public apology on Nov. 4, fresh allegations...

Updated : 2016.11.21 14:31

[Editorial] Park’s defiance

The latest developments of the Choi Soon-sil scandal show that the political crisis will not end any time soon. What is clear is that President Park Geun-hye will not give in to demands that she ste...

Updated : 2016.11.20 15:27

[Editorial] Economic woes

The Choi Soon-sil scandal that has been shaking the nation for weeks is adding adversity to the national economy. Most of all, the leadership crisis and political instability caused by the huge scand...

Updated : 2016.11.18 16:14

[Editorial] Red card

Cheong Wa Dae has dismissed the possibility of President Park Geun-hye’s resignation. But this sort of provocative response -- via spokespeople after her two public apologies -- to angry citizens’ de...

Updated : 2016.11.17 14:48

[Editorial] Simply incapable

The Choi Soon-sil scandal and the ensuing political crisis show how incapable political leaders here are of running the nation, especially in times of crisis. Basically, the problem was that the wro...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:55

[Editorial] Patience test

Lawmakers, political parties, media outlets and academics are all at odds over the fate of President Park Geun-hye. Given the uniqueness of the situation, their indecisiveness is understandable -- t...

Updated : 2016.11.15 15:18

[Editorial] First thing to do

Usually, lies and cover-up attempts amplify problems in a mega scandal like that of Choi Soon-sil. Just recall how what had appeared to be a break-in at the Watergate building evolved and resulted in...

Updated : 2016.11.14 14:45

[Editorial] ‘Third’ apology

South Koreans again expressed their fury toward the incumbent administration through a historic demonstration last weekend, in which as many as 1 million citizens gathered in streets near Cheong Wa D...

Updated : 2016.11.13 15:57

[Editorial] Unblushing Blue House

The presidential office appears to be trying to shift some of the blame for the escalating woes from the Park Geun-hye scandal to the parliamentary opposition, seemingly as part of a desperate politi...

Updated : 2016.11.11 17:03

[Other view] Choosing president, not monarch

In the thunder of a presidential campaign, it is sometimes hard to remember that the president of the United States is the head of just one of three equal branches of the federal government. The ...

Updated : 2016.11.11 17:03

[Editorial] Trump uncertainties

Every US election matters for the world. This year’s election mattered much more than usual, mainly because there was a possibility that a man, viewed as unfit for the job by many in the US and elsew...

Updated : 2016.11.10 16:19

[Editorial] How not to fight climate change, shipping edition

The shipping industry accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than airplanes, buses or trains. Yet it was not included in last year’s Paris accord -- and an attempt last month to redress this fail...

Updated : 2016.11.09 18:22

[Editorial] Possible vacancy

The Park Geun-hye scandal will face a watershed moment later this week, which could provide a clearer indication on the fate of the president. This Friday, a group of opposition lawmakers will hold ...

Updated : 2016.11.09 18:22