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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: Feb 2 2016 - 1:31am

    “Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet lurking in the darkness of our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it Planet Nine.”

  2. | Posted: Feb 2 2016 - 1:31am

    “Political correctness” may be the most intriguing issue to emerge in the current presidential election cycle, especially for Republicans. Yet it also may be the most under-discussed, perhaps out of fear that it would not be politically correct to do so.

  3. | Posted: Feb 1 2016 - 10:54am

    WASHINGTON — Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed moralizing about the mundane, called paying taxes a “glorious privilege.” In 1865, when there was a Civil War income tax, one taxpayer shared this sensibility, sort of. Mark Twain said that his tax bill of $36.82 (including a $3.12 fine for filing late) made him feel “important” because the government was paying attention to him. Today, Rep. Kevin Brady wants to change the way government pays attention to taxpayers.

  4. | Posted: Feb 1 2016 - 10:40am

    “You must be so happy.”

  5. | Posted: Feb 1 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — If you ask Donald Trump fans what they like about him, there’s an excellent chance they’ll say, “Because he’s not politically correct.”

  6. | Posted: Feb 1 2016 - 1:30am

    I read it in West Hawaii Today a few times now. The Jan. 2 edition reported the notable effort of Dr. Clifford Kopp by walking 240 miles around the Big Island, from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, in order to draw attention to the homeless people here in the Big Island. He sacrificed the comfort of his bed and time to be with family and/or friends during Christmas in order to do it.

  7. | Posted: Jan 26 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — Of all Donald Trump’s political skills, perhaps the most impressive is his ability to persuade people to support him by suspending their deepest, lifelong beliefs.

  8. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 11:03am

    A wind advisory is in effect for the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits through 6 p.m. Monday.

  9. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 10:33am

    Kudos to West Hawaii Today and Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

  10. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 10:07am

    Jeff Coakley recently posed the question, “What else are these Reps doing behind our backs?”

  11. | Posted: Jan 25 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — It has never been easy to be Hillary Clinton.

  12. | Posted: Jan 24 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — During Watergate, Henry Kissinger’s mordant wit leavened the unpleasantness: “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” President Obama often does both simultaneously, using executive authoritarianism to evade the Constitution’s separation of powers and rewrite existing laws.

  13. | Posted: Jan 22 2016 - 9:57am

    The recent column by Carrie Moore in WHT, “Leadership needed more that ever,” illustrates the fear mongering being conducted by the Republican presidential candidates and endlessly repeated in the media. She has become frightened by the recent terrorist incidents and the hyperbolic rhetoric of the far right that the Muslims are coming to get us.

  14. | Posted: Jan 21 2016 - 12:29pm

    WASHINGTON — China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious road building. China, however, poured more concrete for roads and other construction between 2011 and 2013 than America did in the 20th century. This fact is emblematic of China’s remarkable success. And is related to its current difficulties, including its 2015 growth rate (6.9 percent), its slowest in 25 years.

  15. | Posted: Jan 19 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — The outbreak of hostilities between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may not be edifying, but it is clarifying.