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Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

| | Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

  1. | Posted: Sep 4 2017 - 12:05am

    I want to take this opportunity to explain why I am joining our Hawaii Island Senators in voting “NO” on final reading on SB4 (the Special Session Rail Bill) and to propose an alternative.

  2. | Posted: Sep 3 2017 - 12:06am

    President Donald Trump has taken a monumentally bad idea and made it worse by shrouding it in secrecy.

  3. | Posted: Aug 31 2017 - 12:05am

    If it wasn’t clear before, there can be no doubt now: You can’t govern by tweet. Or executive order, for that matter.

  4. | Posted: Aug 31 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — One of the barriers to sensible politics is the opportunism that so often infects our debates about what government is there for, where we want it to be energetic, and how we can keep it from violating the basic rights of citizens.

  5. | Posted: Aug 30 2017 - 12:06am

    September was already shaping up to be a harrowing month in Washington, D.C. But President Donald Trump’s threat Tuesday to close down the government if Congress fails to fund his border wall makes it a potential nightmare.

  6. | Posted: Aug 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Merit badges in hostile takeovers, poaching and nasty letter writing? Whoa, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts sure seem to have changed.

  7. | Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:06am

    When white supremacists wanted to hold a “Unite the Right” rally at the site of a Robert E. Lee monument in Charlottesville, the Virginia city insisted they gather in a different park. So the neo-Nazis got help from an organization widely vilified on the far right: the American Civil Liberties Union. It sued the city, and a federal judge ruled in its favor. The hateful assembly occurred where it was originally planned.

  8. | Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:06am

    The apparent death of 10 sailors on Monday after the USS John S. McCain, a Navy destroyer, collided with an oil tanker near Singapore was the fourth accident involving a Navy warship in Asian waters this year. This awful record shows the necessity of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson’s decision to launch a broad inquiry into Navy operations to see if there is anything the Navy can do to improve its training or its management practices and make such mishaps less likely.

  9. | Posted: Aug 24 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — When John Adams wrote into Massachusetts’ Constitution a commitment to a “government of laws and not of men,” he probably assumed that the rule of law meant the rule of laws, no matter how many laws there might be. He could not have imagined the modern proliferation and complexity of laws, or how subversive this is of the rule of law.

  10. | Posted: Aug 23 2017 - 12:06am

    There are places in the world so potentially volatile that the U.S. cannot leave them to the ebb and flow of geopolitics. The Korean Peninsula and the Middle East come immediately to mind. Afghanistan also belongs on that list — something President Donald Trump has finally come to realize, seven months after taking office.

  11. | Posted: Aug 22 2017 - 12:54pm

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime opponent of legal marijuana, may be planning a federal crackdown on the cannabis industry. That’s bad news not just for people like me who rely on marijuana as medicine, but for the country.

  12. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially confirmed recently that 2016 was the Earth’s hottest year on record, surpassing 2015, which surpassed 2014. The NOAA had reported this unofficially back in January. What made last week’s announcement noteworthy is that the NOAA is now part of the administration of President Donald Trump, who has famously called global warming a “hoax.”

  13. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am

    Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

  14. Posted: Aug 10 2017 - 7:16am

    Pound sand, Oahu.

  15. | Posted: Jul 31 2017 - 12:06am

    A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia still possess thousands of nuclear weapons. Even so, some administration officials and members of Congress are pushing wasteful and dangerous plans to expand the numbers and capabilities of those weapons, threatening a web of arms control agreements that have ensured the stability of Russian and American arsenals that contain fully 90 percent of the world’s 15,000 nuclear weapons.