November 17, 2005
If this doesn't make you sick, nothing will

You hear all the time that North Korea is one of the world's worst human-rights abusers, but you don't often hear what it takes to earn that moniker. The study recounts, for example, how in November 1996 in North Korea's South Pyongan province, a unit of the North Korean army was tasked with widening a […]

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September 19, 2005
Trust, but verify

North Korea has pledged to give up its nuclear weapons program. North Korea pledged to drop its nuclear weapons development and rejoin international arms treaties in a unanimous agreement Monday with other countries at six-party arms talks. The joint statement was the first ever after more than two years of negotiations. The North ''promised to […]

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March 9, 2005

It can be nothing less than a conscious decision to ignore outraged readers that the Los Angeles Times still has not published any letters critical of its North Korean propaganda piece. Journalism. Wound. Self-inflicted. Solvency.

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March 7, 2005

The Los Angeles Times still hasn't come out with any letters expressing opposition to their North Korean propaganda piece from last week. Assuming they've received some -- which is a certainty -- their refusal or lacksadasical attitude toward printing any is disturbing. Solvency. *UPDATE* XRLQ has published his letter to the editor on his Web […]

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March 6, 2005
Wait another day?

Well, it's Sunday, and the Los Angeles Times prints not a single letter criticizing its North Korean propaganda piece. Shameful.

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March 5, 2005
Hear no evil

The Los Angeles Times gets a load of flak from the blogosphere for printing a North Korean propaganda piece. Hugh Hewitt has reproduced three letters to the Times that he was cc'd, raking the paper over the coals. Apparently, none of those e-mails made it through the Times' server. This one did. Opening a Door […]

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March 4, 2005
The joy of North Korea

Yesterday's Los Angeles Times had a front page story based on a couple of conversations a Times reporter had with a North Korean "businessman" in China. When I heard radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt reading the article as I drove into work my jaw dropped. When I got into work, I called up the […]

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February 25, 2005
The hypothetical

So, Canada has decided that it wants no part of the United States' missile defense program. So, let's say that North Korea's Kim Jong Il goes nuts and decides to launch one of his nukes at the United States. Let's say that they miss -- NORAD determines that the nuke will fall north of the […]

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February 10, 2005
Thanks a ton

Former President Bill Clinton's 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea, negotiated by Jimmy "see-no-evil" Carter and lauded by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has brought us to this: North Korea says it has nukes and the rest of the world can pound sand. This is what happens when you don't take foreign policy seriously […]

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November 12, 2004
The fall of Jimmy Carter

When the American people narrowly elected Jimmy Carter president in 1976, his victory was attributed to widespread outrage at the illegal behavior of former President Richard Nixon. Carter was seen as an honest man -- and that was what mattered. After four years of malaise and general incompetence, he was turned out of office. He […]

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