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[Robert J. Fouser] Does Korea need an upper house?
[Robert J. Fouser] Does Korea need an upper house?

Today marks the 20th time that Koreans have gone to the polls to vote for members of the National Assembly. Since the founding of the Republic of Korea in …

[Editorial] Mounting suspicions

The Government Public Ethics Committee has launched its probe of senior prosecutor Jin Kyung-jun, who is facing questions over his stock trading gains worth …

[Editorial] Continued doldrums

Korean businesses are pinning their hopes on reaching some type of agreement at a meeting between the OPEC and non-OPEC members in Doha on April 17. If the oil …

[Francis Wilkinson] The ambition of Bernie Sanders

Ambition is the most consistent, yet variable, component of public life. Lincoln and FDR had it, and that was good. Benedict Arnold and Joseph McCarthy had it, …

[Guy Verhofstadt] Europe셲 rule-of-law crisis

From the rubble of two world wars, European countries came together to launch what would become the world셲 largest experiment in unification and …

[David Ignatius] Military leaders GOP could draft for president

As Republicans head toward what could be a stalemated convention, they might recall how the party healed itself in 1952 in what was known as the 쐗inter of …

U.S. man due to die because he is black

Duane Buck was convicted in 1997 of murdering his ex-girlfriend and a male friend. After a Texas jury determined that he was likely to pose a continuing danger …

[Andrew Sheng] Casting light from the shadows

In solving mysteries, the detective Sherlock Holmes used to say that 쐎nce you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be …

[Ram Garikipati] Warnings on cigarette packs
[Ram Garikipati] Warnings on cigarette packs

As expected, South Korean tobacco-makers and retailers have expressed their opposition to the Health Ministry셲 new antismoking policies, which require all …

[Stephen Mihm] Shocked by the Panama Papers?
[Stephen Mihm] Shocked by the Panama Papers?

The revelations about offshore accounts contained in the 쏱anama Papers are sensational, but they are unlikely to put an end to these tax havens favored …

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