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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: Oct 23 2017 - 12:06am

    The rashness of nuclear threats

  2. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — The United States is in the middle of a very unfortunate experiment in how disoriented a great nation can become before it loses its moorings entirely.

  3. Posted: Oct 22 2017 - 12:06am

    Trump, Frank, lack empathy

  4. | Posted: Oct 22 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Kevin Hassett evidently has not received the memo that economics is “the dismal science.” The ebullient chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers is relishing the intellectual feast of applying to policymaking the predictive tools of a science that was blindsided by the Great Recession.

  5. Posted: Oct 21 2017 - 12:06am

    Airbnb does pay taxes

  6. | Posted: Oct 21 2017 - 12:06am

    The federal government has only the powers given to it by “We the People” in the Constitution. These powers are limited, specific and actually enumerated in Article 1, Section 8. There is no such thing as non-enumerated powers for the federal government. All powers not included under Article 1, Section 8 are left to the states by the 10th Amendment.

  7. | Posted: Oct 21 2017 - 12:06am

    I live in the city that hit the Amazon jackpot, now the biggest company town in the United States. Long before the mad dash to land the second headquarters for the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon found us. Since then, we’ve been overwhelmed by a future we never had any say over.

  8. | Posted: Oct 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Professional athletes usually stand somewhat removed from everyday society. They make millions of dollars more than the rest of us and often hide away from the world at the end of some gated cul-de-sac.

  9. | Posted: Oct 20 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The desire to protect young people from offensive ideas and words is an understandable instinct. In the context of bullying, it is a requirement. In the context of great literature, it is nearly always mistaken.

  10. Posted: Oct 20 2017 - 12:05am

    Trump’s tweet spot on

  11. | Posted: Oct 19 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — What would America’s abortion policy be if the number of months in the gestation of a human infant were a prime number — say, seven or eleven? This thought experiment is germane to why the abortion issue has been politically toxic, and points to a path toward a less bitter debate. The House of Representatives has for a third time stepped onto this path. Senate Democrats will, for a third time, block this path when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings the House bill to the floor, allowing Democrats to demonstrate their extremism and aversion to bipartisan compromise.

  12. | 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.”

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

    WASHINGTON — It’s about time somebody gives Donald Trump the credit he deserves. Even if that person is Donald Trump.

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

    An alternative to giving out Halloween candy

  15. | 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.