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[Mark Davis] Ban on texting while driving not the solution

Those of us who have long argued against specific bans on texting while driving have hinged our logic on various concepts, mostly the nightmare of enforcement. Can an officer tell if someone is tex...

Updated : 2017.04.05 18:21

[Bloomberg] Trump needs plan to deal with China

On the eve of their first-ever meeting this week, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has one great advantage over US President Donald Trump: He knows what he wants. By contrast, US policy toward China looks c...

Updated : 2017.04.05 18:20

[Other view] Nuclear power is worth saving

Last week’s bankruptcy of Westinghouse Electric Co. is yet more evidence, if anyone needed any, that the economics of nuclear power are not good. Like coal, nuclear energy can’t compete against cheap...

Updated : 2017.04.05 18:20

[Kim Ji-hyun] Once the dust settles

One of the most difficult things about working in Japan is the loneliness. Despite the many press conferences, the articles that need to be dealt with, and the ecstasy felt from discovering new Japa...

Updated : 2017.04.05 18:20

[Dick Meyer] The Russia affair: To commission or not?

To commission or not to commission? That is the question facing Congress and the White House regarding how best to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. Actually, let me rephrase that...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:40

[Lee Jae-min] Tricky path ahead: Triangular talks

As the United Kingdom officially notified the European Union on March 29 of its intention to leave the common market, South Korea is quick in preparing to start negotiations with the UK to conclude a...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:40

[Nicolas Loris] Rolling back climate regulations with questionable benefits will boost US economy

President Donald Trump’s executive order to undo several Obama era global-warming regulations has some critics steaming. Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the World Resources Institute, accused Tr...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:40

[Kim Seong-kon] Beware of those who advocate the greater good

In the 1980s, when anti-military dictatorship demonstrations were prevalent in Korean society, I frequently heard slogans like “For the greater good!” or “For the grand cause!” As long as it was ...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:40

[Chicago Tribune] Avoiding another Aleppo: Islamic State group, US air power and civilian lives

A frantic search for any signs of life amid a broken building flattened by an airstrike. Stacks of bodies in bags. Rescuers crouched in the rubble, faces dust-caked and dazed. It sounds like Aleppo...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:40

[Other view] Russians in the streets: Large-scale protests have a strong history

Russians demonstrated Sunday in Moscow and 98 other cities and towns across the country, against corruption in the government of President Vladimir Putin. There is a risk of Washington taking the pro...

Updated : 2017.04.04 17:40

[Cynthia M. Allen] Limiting technology begins at home

Last summer, my husband and I canceled our cable television, no easy thing when one’s husband loves college football. The decision to do so was in part our general disgust with the news coverage o...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:29

[Noah Smith] Seeking the cure for American economic sclerosis

The Soviet Union had amazing mathematicians, scientists and engineers. Names like Andrey Kolmogorov and Lev Landau are still spoken of with reverence in technical circles. The Russians beat the US in...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:20

[Robert Park] Ji Seong-ho: Hero fostering unity and inspiring change

I’m writing today to convey my appreciation and admiration for Ji Seong-ho, president and founder of Now Action & Unity for NK Human Rights, a leading North Korean human rights organization with the...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:20

Arms ban treaty talks are unrealistic

Japan announced its decision to abstain from talks on a convention banning nuclear weapons on the opening day of the talks at UN headquarters. While emphasizing Japan’s fundamental position of purs...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:17

[David Ignatius] Listen to the doctors for health care reform

Here’s a radical idea for reframing the health care debate on the ruins of the GOP’s half-baked plan: Let’s listen to doctors, rather than politicians. And let’s begin with a simple formula offered l...

Updated : 2017.04.03 17:12