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[Other View] The enduring dignity of Barack Obama

Posterity will pass fuller and fairer judgment on the presidency of Barack Obama than is possible today, but on one issue the verdict is already clear: personal integrity. In an especially hostile po...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:51

[Editorial] Painful, but worthwhile

The case of Samsung Group’s Lee Jae-yong shows how easily Korean conglomerates – however global they may be – can fall into a deep crisis for reasons not directly related to their business. Althou...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:32

[Editorial] Vague position on THAAD

Moon Jae-in, the frontrunner in the presidential race, is zigzagging on the Korea-US agreement to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, an advanced American antimissile system, on t...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:33

Signs of populism

The presidential race is showing signs of populism. Some pledges by presidential hopefuls from the opposition camp seem to be unrealistic and costly or simply designed to appease the populace by tack...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:34

[Other View] Trump’s dangerous ideas about vaccines

Donald Trump’s views on vaccines have long been out of sync with science. Childhood vaccines cause autism, he asserted at a debate in 2015, echoing statements he had made in 2014 and 2012. But now th...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:34

[Editorial] Mutual accountability

The independent counsel team investigating the Choi Soon-sil scandal is aggressively taking on every major suspicion tied to President Park Geun-hye and Choi. The team headed by Park Young-soo has a...

Updated : 2017.01.13 15:18

[Editorial] Park’s slack explanation

President Park Geun-hye’s lawyers submitted a statement to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday explaining her actions during the Sewol ferry disaster, but the court asked them to present a detailed r...

Updated : 2017.01.12 15:52

[Other View] How to deal with Trump’s cabinet

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees “need a thorough vetting.” He’s right, but exactly what he and his colleagues mean by that won’t be clear unt...

Updated : 2017.01.12 15:42

[Editorial] At the starting line

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Seoul on Thursday. Returning home as a major presidential contender, he will likely be given a hero’s welcome by his supporters and be met with dis...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:27

[Editorial] ‘Comfort women’ issue

Japan on Monday recalled Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine and Consul General in Busan Yasuhiro Morimoto from South Korea, sparking a diplomatic row over the statue of a girl representing “comfort women,”...

Updated : 2017.01.10 16:57

[Editorial] Long overdue

The National Assembly has launched an ad hoc panel entrusted to amend the Constitution, a job the legislature should have done much earlier. The Special Committee for Revising the Constitution, whic...

Updated : 2017.01.09 16:41

[Editorial] Growth in joblessness

The ability of the Korean economy to create jobs has about halved over the past five years. Despite economic growth, job gains are going into a tailspin, according to data released by the Ministry o...

Updated : 2017.01.08 16:30

[Editorial] Extradition of Chung

The Ministry of Justice on Thursday sent a formal request to Denmark for the extradition of Chung Yoo-ra. Chung is a high-profile suspect in the scandal involving her mother, Choi Soon-sil, and P...

Updated : 2017.01.06 16:39

[Other view] What’s the rush to kill Obamacare?

For seven years, Republicans have yearned to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Now that they have the chance, they seem wholly unprepared to do it right. Much work is still needed to figure out how ...

Updated : 2017.01.06 16:37

[Editorial] Crucial moment

US President-elect Donald Trump is giving some clues to what his North Korea policy will be like. One positive thing coming through is that unlike his predecessor, he is expected to be make resolving...

Updated : 2017.01.05 16:35