85-year-old detained in North Korea

Unconfirmed reports of Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California have circulated around the internet for the last few days. The family of the 85-year-old said he has been detained since Oct. 26th , North Korean officials have  not confirm the identity of the American citizen being detained. Newman, a Korean war veteran and a traveling companion were … Continue reading

South Korea increases security around its border

According to Yonhap News Agency based in Seoul, South Korea, the South Korean government increased security around the northwestern islands to counter any actions by North Korea. This comes days before the anniversary of Yeonpyeong attack in which North Korea killed two civilians and two marines were killed on the island. North Korea  said the attack … Continue reading

Immigrant Driver’s Licenses in Illinois

On Nov. 12th ,non-citizen immigrants have started the process  to apply for “temporary driver’s licenses” in Illinois. This comes a year after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law into effect. Quinn said the new law will make Illinois roads safer because illegal immigrants will now be forced to take the driver’s test in order to … Continue reading

The Unknown Known

A couple weeks ago, I went to the Chicago International Film Festival to see The Unknown Known,  a documentary film by director Errol Morris. The film centers around  Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of defense for several presidential terms in the White House, most controversially during the Iraq war. The film is sliced between interviews with Rumsfeld, as … Continue reading