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[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

[Editorial] Bullying businesses

The Choi Soon-sil scandal is exposing many political and social ills in the country. One that stands out among them is the long tradition of the government extorting money from big businesses for pub...

Updated : 2016.11.08 14:47

[Editorial] Sunken ferry

President Park Geun-hye’s state affairs since February 2013 have been placed under new scrutiny due to irregularities involving her nongovernment confidante Choi Soon-sil’s meddling. More and more c...

Updated : 2016.11.07 14:37

[Editorial] Find breakthrough

Saturday’s mass street demonstrations against President Park Geun-hye showed that what she has done and said she would do will not be able to appease public wrath and resolve the leadership crisis ca...

Updated : 2016.11.06 14:46

[Editorial] Not enough

President Park Geun-hye stood before a national TV audience Friday -- for the second time in 10 days -- to speak about the snowballing political meddling scandal surrounding her longtime associate Ch...

Updated : 2016.11.04 16:25

How not to regulate the internet

On the internet, ads giveth and ads taketh away. They‘re the reason you can enjoy so many services for free, and also why everything you do is so relentlessly tracked. It’s an awkward duality. But fo...

Updated : 2016.11.03 14:29

[Editorial] Probe, hearings on TV

The current situation involving Cheong Wa Dae reminds one of a day in December 1989 when lawmakers were grilling military coup initiator Chun Doo-hwan in front of the public, live on TV. Parliamenta...

Updated : 2016.11.03 14:29

[Editorial] Another misstep

Is President Park Geun-hye working toward her own undoing? One cannot but raise the question as she, already devoid of effective leadership as the chief executive, keeps taking missteps that could dr...

Updated : 2016.11.02 15:23

[Editorial] World watching Korea

More and more foreign countries are watching South Korea and the Blue House during this indescribably disgraceful time for Koreans. The scandal involves President Park Geun-hye and her nongovernment...

Updated : 2016.11.01 14:31