Commentary Aug 29, 2011

Budget repair and liberal defiance

by Kyung Hoon Kim, Anthony Halpin, 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 Wisconsin. "Repubs ...

Editorials 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 ...

Editorials Jan 14, 2009

Drop cash-benefit measure

As Diet discussions shifts into top gear, the confrontation between the ruling and opposition is growing fierce over a ¥2 trillion household cash-benefit package that is included in a second supplementary budget for fiscal 2008. The opposition wants the ¥2 trillion plan dropped from ...