May 31, 2013

U.S. soldier to admit Afghan massacre to avoid execution

Seattle AP A U.S. Army staff sergeant charged with killing 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty in a deal that requires him to recount the horrific attack for the first ...

Aug 29, 2011

Budget repair and liberal defiance

by Akira Tashiro, Klaus Naumann, Sharmila Silva, Rachel Kranton, Robert Dujarric, Lucian Bebchuk, Lester Tenney, Carol Mann, Dominique Moisi, and George Will

The residues of liberalism’s Wisconsin Woodstock — 1960s radicalism redux: operatic lamentations, theatrical demonstrations and electoral futilities — are words of plaintive defiance painted on sidewalks around the state capitol. “Solidarity forever” was perhaps painted by a graduate student forever at the University of ...

Jan 16, 2011

Reshuffle under opposition pressure

The lineup of Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s new Cabinet, which emerged Friday after a minor reshuffle, underscores his hope for a smooth start to the Diet’s ordinary session later this month and for progress in bringing about Japan’s financial reconstruction and its participation in ...

Apr 26, 2009

90 million Japanese wired

Internet users in Japan topped 90 million at the end of 2008, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications reported earlier this month. That means three out of four Japanese are communicating, shopping, reading or hanging out on the Internet. With Japan’s advanced broadband ...