[Shin Yong-bae] Shed authoritarian attitude

They argue with Cabinet ministers, wag their fingers at them and even use off-color language. They are so powerful that they can avoid being arrested unless they are caught red-handed.On top of that, they are empowered to reopen s...

[Editorial] Economic shot in the arm

In yet another measure aimed at accelerating economic recovery, the government will delay tax investigations into 1.3 million small and medium-sized enterprises through the end of next year. The National Tax Service on Monday anno...

[Editorial] Assembly gets to work

The National Assembly finally returned to work after 151 days of not deliberating or passing a single bill.Following a day of continued bargaining, the ruling Saenuri Party and the major opposition New Politics Alliance for Democr...

Volcanic activities difficult to predict

Once again, we have been confronted with a graphic reminder of the ferocity of volcanoes.Mount Ontake, a peak more than 3,000 meters above sea level that straddles the Nagano-Gifu prefectural border, erupted shortly before noon Sa...