Yeh Young-june The author is an editorial writer of the JoongAng Ilbo. After Korea introduced the direct presidential election system in 1987, all presidents have tried to close their distance from the public during the early period of their presidential terms. President Roh Tae-woo, for the first time, stopped using an honorific term to refer to himself. President Kim Young-sam often had a bowl of handmade noodle soup, a casual dish in Korea, for his lunch at the Blue House. President Kim Dae-jung stopped the usage of “his excellency,” which was considered a relic of authoritarianism. President Roh Moo-hyun stepped out from his car to give autographs to elementary school children. President Lee Myung-bak told his staffers to take out the honorific term used to refer him in the Blue House reports addressed to him. President Park Geun-hye changed a long-held seating arrangement which placed her in the top seat during ministries’ briefing. President Moon Jae-in stood in line at … [Read more...] about Presidents often have good starts
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In 2020, Joe Biden’s presidential bid was resurrected from life support by black women in South Carolina. The numbers bear us out; if the next Republican presidential candidate could garner 15% of the black female vote, it is game over for Democrats. The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and Essence magazine recently released a poll to gauge the pulse of black women in America. Brilliant Corners Strategies , a Left-leaning market research company, conducted the survey. However, even a poll commissioned and conducted by the Left for the Left could not hide the great displeasure that black women have with the Democratic party. Only 9% of black women believe they are getting ahead. 61% of black women Gen Xers and 68% of the black women from the Silent Generation say the economy is getting worse. Only 65% of the black women would vote for the Democrats in the midterms. At least 92% of black women voted for the Democratic candidate in 2018. Democrats know they cannot win the … [Read more...] about WILBON And WILLIAMS: Democrats Have Taken Black Women’s Vote For Granted. Will It Come Back To Bite Them?
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here . You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. London (CNN Business) West Texas Intermediate crude, the reference point for US oil prices, usually trades at a discount of a few dollars to Brent crude, the global benchmark. But this morning, the near-term futures contracts for WTI and Brent are both roughly $115 per barrel — an indication of how the market has been scrambled by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine ahead of the busy summer driving season. "This is a significant development in my opinion," Jeffrey Halley, a senior market analyst at Oanda, told clients on Tuesday. Quick rewind: Oil prices have jumped over the past week. Both WTI and Brent are trading near two-month highs. The national average for regular gas in the United States hit a fresh record of $4.52 a gallon on … [Read more...] about American oil is usually a cheaper option. Not anymore