Kjell Espmark said he quit because the academy put “friendship and other irrelevant considerations” above everything else, the Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, Peter Englund wrote in a letter to the newspaper Aftonbladet that he stepped down because “decisions have been made that I do not believe in and cannot defend”. … [Read more...] about #MeToo Hits Nobel Prize Panel: Three Members Quit over Harassment Scandal
Trump has achieved more concrete progress on North Korea than Obama had more generally for his Nobel. (Even Obama acknowledged that the award, which was given less than nine months into his presidency, was not a “recognition of my own accomplishments,” but rather more about his aspirational rhetoric.) But we thus far have only handshakes, a hug and verbally expressed goals when it comes to peace between North and South Korea. North Korea's pledged actions — including one to dismantle its nuclear test site in public view — are still just that, but there is considerable optimism, even among Trump's critics. His administration's efforts to win unprecedented sanctions against North Korea have pretty clearly played a role; whether his tough talk about “Little Rocket Man” and obliterating North Korea did is less certain, as is what might come of his meeting with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un. … [Read more...] about Trump for Nobel? His thirst for flattery feeds the nascent campaign.
That reading does not square very well with Moon’s conduct in the presidency or the esteem held for the late President Kim Dae-jung and his wife. The New York Times took Moon’s endorsement of Trump for the Nobel as sincere, noting that other prominent voices in South Korea also believe Trump deserves the award – a remarkable sea change of opinion in Seoul from just a few months ago when there were grave doubts in some quarters about Trump’s approach to the North Korean nuclear missile crisis. … [Read more...] about South Korean President Moon: Trump ‘Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize’
The Tennessee Republican, who is running for the Senate, took to Twitter on Monday to quote South Korea President Moon Jae-in who stated: "President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace." … [Read more...] about Rep. Blackburn: Trump Deserves Nobel Prize
The fact that the Nobel talk is coming from these sources is really no surprise. Moon, more than perhaps any other world leader, has gone out of his way to flatter Trump. Messer is running in a tight Indiana Senate primary that has become a fight over who is most like Trump. And Graham has outwardly admitted that his transition from a top Republican Trump critic to a cheerleader is as much about political expedience as conviction. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Nobel prize secret sauce