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[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

[Other view] The new Syria reality

The fall of Aleppo and the adjusted alignment of international parties involved in the Syrian conflict have important implications for the future of that country as well as for the United States’ ove...

Updated : 2017.01.05 16:32

[Editorial] Retaliation over THAAD

Seven lawmakers from the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea flew to China on Wednesday for talks with Chinese government officials and scholars over the planned deployment of an advanced Ameri...

Updated : 2017.01.04 18:22

[Other view] Sanctioning Russia is just a start

President Barack Obama’s imposition of sweeping new sanctions against Russian spies is long overdue, risky and tarnished by political calculation. It is also the right thing to do. The White House ...

Updated : 2017.01.04 18:20

[Editorial] Public sentiment

Major Korean media outlets conduct New Year’s public opinion surveys to find out what people think about major national and social issues. For an election year like this, the surveys focus on the up...

Updated : 2017.01.03 16:27

[Editorial] 1,000 days

It took 992 days for President Park Geun-hye to offer an alibi to the public as to what she was doing on April 16, 2014, when the Sewol ferry disaster occurred, leaving over 300 dead or missing. Unf...

Updated : 2017.01.02 16:33

[Editorial] Year of uncertainty

The year 2017 -- which we dare to call a year of uncertainty -- will pose daunting challenges to the nation at home and abroad. The challenges will be so tough that how we respond to them will determ...

Updated : 2017.01.01 16:37

[Editorial] Next leader

The allegation that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received money from a businessman should be seen as the start of a vetting war among candidates for the next presidential election. It also remin...

Updated : 2016.12.30 15:58

[Editorial] Oil-dollar’s 2017

South Korea has seen gasoline prices rise for 33 consecutive days to approach 1,480 won ($1.22) a liter, marking the highest price in 13 months. The hike poses a big threat to the economy in 2017. D...

Updated : 2016.12.29 16:13

[Editorial] We heard little

In many regards, the parliamentary special investigation into the Choi Soon-sil scandal is destined to be a failure. The most disappointing part of the probe, which is to end Jan. 15, was the six ro...

Updated : 2016.12.28 16:14

[Editorial] Shady connections

Woo Byung-woo, former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs, said in a recent parliamentary hearing that it was then-presidential Chief of Staff Kim Ki-choon who offered him a job at Cheong...

Updated : 2016.12.27 15:57