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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: Dec 11 2017 - 12:06am

    The first use of nuclear weapons occurred Aug. 6, 1945. The second occurred three days later. That there has not been a third is testimony to the skill and sobriety of 12 presidents and many other people, here and abroad. Today, however, North Korea’s nuclear bellicosity coincides with the incontinent tweeting, rhetorical taunts and other evidence of the frivolity and instability of the 13th president of the nuclear era. His almost daily descents from the previous day’s unprecedentedly bad behavior are prompting urgent thinking about the constitutional allocation of war responsibilities, and especially about authority to use U.S. nuclear weapons.

  2. | Posted: Nov 18 2017 - 12:06am

    I believe many things these days, chief among them the fact that we’re in a moment of reckoning for men who for too long have held the levers of power and assumed that gave them the right to be awful.

  3. | Posted: Nov 18 2017 - 12:06am

    “America First does not mean America alone,” Trump administration officials have said in response to President Donald Trump’s policies. But it sure seems that way regarding global trade, and that posture will have a negative economic and geopolitical impact on the United States.

  4. | Posted: Oct 18 2017 - 12:06am

    The past few days have witnessed an online phenomenon that brings out the best in social media. Countless women from every walk of life have posted two simple words on their timelines: “Me, too.”

  5. | Posted: Oct 18 2017 - 12:06am

    The drug epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s was horrific. It led to draconian laws that helped break already vulnerable families, killed thousands of people, devastated communities and created an image of zombie-like addicts and unrepentant pushers that made it harder for Americans not directly affected by the scourge to empathize with those suffering.

  6. | Posted: Oct 17 2017 - 12:05am

    When it comes to President Donald Trump fulfilling his role as leader of the federal government, nothing he has said has been as awful as his Thursday remarks on Twitter that the United States might soon stop helping Puerto Rico — a part of our nation since 1898 — recover from Hurricane Maria.

  7. | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 8:59pm

    The Ironman World Championship will kick off Saturday morning from Kailua Bay, marking the start an adventure of a lifetime for nearly 2,500 athletes from around the globe.

  8. | Posted: Oct 3 2017 - 12:06am

    If you’re still on the fence about whether quality early-childhood education matters, consider this:

  9. | Posted: Sep 29 2017 - 12:06am

    We disagree with Mayor Harry Kim that this isn’t a trend.

  10. | Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 12:06am

    New U.S. sanctions that give the Treasury Department the authority to block banks and businesses that do business with North Korea from using the U.S. financial system are a powerful tool. Existing United Nations sanctions haven’t yet forced a change in Kim’s behavior, while the known military options remain inconceivable in anything but the direst circumstances.

  11. | Posted: Sep 25 2017 - 12:06am

    President Donald Trump’s one big idea about immigration — that there’s too much of it — is so wrong that it tends to obscure some of the smaller things the administration is trying to get right. Even minor changes could help restore public confidence in an immigration system that is too easily abused.

  12. | Posted: Sep 19 2017 - 12:06am

    For much of this decade, Americans have debated how college administrators should handle allegations of campus sexual assaults. How to balance the rights of the victim and the accused. How to punish perpetrators and deter predators. How to make campuses safer.

  13. | Posted: Sep 18 2017 - 8:50am

    Twenty years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began its 4.9 billion-mile odyssey to Saturn with a picture-perfect liftoff. The $3.9 billion mission — a three-way collaboration among NASA, the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency — was ambitious by the standards of any age. Saturn, with its dozens of moons that have fascinated astronomers since the 17th century, was ready for a nearly two-decadelong close-up.

  14. | Posted: Sep 16 2017 - 9:21pm

    For what little details are available, there’s a lot to be uneasy over.

  15. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    The sight of 12 Cleveland Browns football players kneeling in a prayer circle during the national anthem before an exhibition game last month did not sit well with many in the national television audience.