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[Albert R. Hunt] Ready or not, here come Trump and North Korea

President Donald Trump is a reckless bully with authoritarian leanings and a craving for attention. Kim Jong-un is a reckless bully with dictatorial powers and a craving for attention. Oh yes, and bo...

Updated : 2017.03.21 16:33

[Kim Seong-kon] Recognizing the importance of the ‘Other Pair’

Recently, my good friend Theresa forwarded me a link to a short but remarkably well-made Egyptian film, “The Other Pair.” This short film, which won an award at the Luxor Egyptian and European Film...

Updated : 2017.03.21 16:32

[Ted Gover] What’s next after Tillerson’s statement on North Korea?

During his first Asia visit as US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson made clear the Trump Administration’s intentions of abandoning prior American approaches to North Korea and adopting a hard line ag...

Updated : 2017.03.21 16:31

[Christine Flowers] Travel ban is a Muslim ban, any way you slice it

Religion is very important to me. I’m not unusual. According to a recent Pew report, three-quarters of Americans said that religion was at least “somewhat important” in their lives, and well over hal...

Updated : 2017.03.21 16:31

[Rex Huppke] Evidence is for weak leaders

OK, some of you losers out there are having trouble keeping up with the way the Trump administration communicates, so let me bring you up to speed. Let’s take the story about President Donald Trum...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:00

[June H. L. Wong] Time for ASEAN to sever ties with Pyongyang

Serves North Korea right. Its supreme leader Kim Jong-un wanted his half brother dead and his lackeys decided to do the dastardly deed in Malaysia. Analysts have surmised Malaysia was chosen over M...

Updated : 2017.03.20 16:59

[Tobin Harshaw] Hey soldier, you might want to cut that caffeine

As if the threats of terrorist ambushes, booby traps and truck bombs weren’t enough, one military expert thinks US troops abroad are facing another potent risk -- one that comes in 237-millimeter can...

Updated : 2017.03.20 16:59

[Abhijith Ravinutala] Compassion should have no religious litmus test

At 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, Azzedine Soufiane was gathered with his family and community for evening prayers. By 8 p.m., he and five other men, all fathers, were murdered by a Canadian right-win...

Updated : 2017.03.20 16:57

[Andrew Malcolm] Trump doing what Obama didn’t: Reaching out

Elements of Donald Trump’s presidential style are already emerging and they must be discouraging to his critics. It’s easy to miss things that do not happen. But perhaps you too have noticed a decli...

Updated : 2017.03.20 16:57

[Otherview] Party of ‘No’ struggles for ‘Yes’

There’s a disconnect between the Republican Party leadership, President Trump, conservatives in the House, practical dealmakers in the Senate and those hard-core working-class voters who supported Tr...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:58

[David Ignatius] War in space becoming real threat

Among the memorabilia in US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein’s office is a fragment of the Wright brothers’ first airplane. But the most intriguing items may be two small plastic satell...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:55

[Eryn Sepp] A day without? That is every day

Last week’s “A Day Without a Woman” truly bothered me, as did last month’s “A Day Without Immigrants,” but I could not place why. But as I pondered my new role as “The Grinch Who Stole ‘A Day Wit...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:52

[Park Sang-seek] What kind of president does Korea need?

When I was a student at Amherst College, I had a chance to see President John F. Kennedy on the college campus on Oct. 26, 1963. He came to our college to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony f...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:50

[Leonid Bershidsky] What the Yahoo hack says about Russian spies

Former Russian domestic intelligence officer Dmitry Dokuchaev won’t appear in a US court to face charges related to the mass 2014 hacking of the Yahoo user database. That’s because he already sits in...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:49

[Jay Ambrose] Right vs. left in Trump’s economic plans

President Donald Trump is a populist, a mix of conservative and liberal, and while the conservative side of him is already making the economy sparkle, the liberal side threatens its future. How thing...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:46