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Memorial Day: Respect, Reverence, Reawakening

People listen to Taps during an event to honor Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
People listen to Taps during an event to honor Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

America must pause to honor all who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our nation must be reawakened by igniting a fire...


  • Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani celebrate after he won the presidential election  in Tehran, Iran on May 20, 2017.  (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

    Iranian Elections Pose Questions

    The lesser of two evils is still…evil. Make no bones about it. (Re)elected President Hassan Rouhani is a “moderate” only in Iran’s distorted political spectrum... Read more

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on May 22, 2017.
(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rouhani Re-election Shows Preference for Moderation

    Hassan Rouhani was re-elected easily as Iran’s president last week, obtaining 57 percent of 41 million votes cast against only 15.7 million for his main... Read more

  • A panel consisting of four wives speaking on behalf of their husbands, detained in China for advocating for human rights, on May 18, in a hearing room on Capitol Hill. (L-R) Ms. Lee Chin-yu, wife of Lee Min-che; translator; Ms. Wang Yanfeng, wife of Tang Jingling; translator; Ms. Jin Bianling, wife of Jiang Tianyong; Bob Fu, president of China Aid; Ms. Chen Guiqiu, wife of Xie Yang. (Kitty Wang/NTD)

    Human Rights Lawyers Shine in China, but Need the World to Notice

    WASHINGTON—Four Chinese women sat at a long oaken table in a hearing room on Capitol Hill on the afternoon of May 19 and asked the... Read more

  • MORGANTOWN, WV - MAY 18:  Area residents and members of the military participate in the "Tribute To Heroes" ceremony which celebrates the sacrifices area veterans have made for the country on May 18, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. West Virginia, a state where President Donald Trump won in a landslide by defeating Hillary Clinton 67.9 percent to 26.2 percent, is also one of the nations poorest states where nearly one in five West Virginians struggled to afford basic necessities in 2015. The state was historically dependent on coal mining and manufacturing. With coal mines closing, the state has witnessed a surge in male unemployment and an epidemic of opioid use among its population.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    On Saturday, May 20, America will celebrate Armed Forces Day. It is commemorated annually, on the third Saturday of each May, to express gratitude for... Read more

  • (Littlekidmoment/Shutterstock)

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    The first peer-reviewed study comparing health outcomes of vaccinated children versus unvaccinated was recently published in the Journal of Translational Science by epidemiologists from the... Read more

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    An Ordinary, but Extremely Extraordinary, Chinese-Style Mother

    I once hated my mother when I was a child. No matter how well I behaved, and how many awards I won in school, she... Read more

  • The University of Vienna in the early 1900s. Founded in the late 19th century, the Austrian school of economics developed the ideas of classic liberalism into a coherent economic philosophy. Many of its scholars started out at the University of Vienna.

    The Economic School You’ve Never Heard Of

    Mainstream economics is under heavy pressure. Consistently wrong policies and forecasts have damaged the field dubbed “the dismal science.” But what do critics propose should supersede... Read more

  • NAFTA was among the issues discussed when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017.  The existence of the trade agreement is now in the balance. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    The Pros and Cons of NAFTA

    With the Trump administration continuing to threaten to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, some Canadian trade experts say scrapping the 23-year-old deal... Read more

  • TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY REMY ZAKA - People parade with a Trojan horse during an historical reenactment in front of the amphitheatre as part of the third edition of the Roman Games on April 28, 2012 in Nimes, southern France. The event, that focused this year on the Trojan war, runs until April 29.  AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/GettyImages)

    Trojan Horse in the Heart of America

    The legend of the Trojan horse is ever-new, illuminating dire lessons to be learned due to contemporary issues in America. Our country is in desperate... Read more

  • President Donald Trump (R) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trade Challenges: United States, Canada, and China

    Complaining about Canadian softwood-lumber and dairy products, President Trump seems unaware that Canada is currently the No. 1 market for 35 U.S. states. According to... Read more

  • Trucks wait in a long queue for border customs control to cross into the U.S. at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, on Feb. 2, 2017. (REUTERS/Jorge Duenes)

    International Trade and the Trump Administration

    For decades, international trade and concurrent “trade agreements” have been touted by economists as the epitome of the “good thing” in economic and fiscal terms... Read more

  • A leopard at the Mashatu game reserve, Botswana on July 25, 2010. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

    Sublime Silence: In Praise of a Necessary Predator, the Leopard

    The leopard haunts the forests and lurks in the shadows of the savannahs of Asia and Africa, like a stealthy ghost born in equal measure... Read more

  • A German and a Soviet officer shaking hands at the end of the Invasion of Poland. The Nazi and communist regimes divided the country in two and visited great suffering upon the inhabitants. (	Unknown war correspondent/TASS/Public Domain)

    Darkness of Victory: The Communist Factor in World War II

    In April 1945, the Third Reich was on its last legs. Triumphant armies from multiple countries were advancing on German soil from all directions. Among... Read more

  • A man reads an article by The New York Times on Donald Trump during a protest outside the new Trump International Hotel at the old post office in Washington on Oct. 26, 2016. (Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

    Media Bubbles, Groupthink, and Intolerance

    To their credit, journalists have been trying to understand the train wreck that happened early on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016. I refer, of... Read more

  • WASHINGTON - MAY 15:  Memphis, Tennessee, Police Officer Nick Koonce makes a pencil rubbing from the memorial wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Koonce made a rubbing of the name of Officer John Sykes, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty in 1982. Koonce did not know Sykes but said "It was his story I took to my heart every day when I was on the street." Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country and around the world came to Washington for the 21st annual National Police Week, a convention organized by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  • Adapted from a Cultural Revolution-era poster emblazoned with the words "Smash the Old World, Establish the New World." (The Epoch Times)

    The Dystopian Principles of Real Communism

    In the age of “social justice” and other progressive creeds in prevailing Western discourse, the tragedies of millions of people in dozens of countries living... Read more

  • A panel consisting of four wives speaking on behalf of their husbands, detained in China for advocating for human rights, on May 18, in a hearing room on Capitol Hill. (L-R) Ms. Lee Chin-yu, wife of Lee Min-che; translator; Ms. Wang Yanfeng, wife of Tang Jingling; translator; Ms. Jin Bianling, wife of Jiang Tianyong; Bob Fu, president of China Aid; Ms. Chen Guiqiu, wife of Xie Yang. (Kitty Wang/NTD)

    Human Rights Lawyers Shine in China, but Need the World to Notice

    WASHINGTON—Four Chinese women sat at a long oaken table in a hearing room on Capitol Hill on the afternoon of May 19 and asked the... Read more

  • Jennifer (center) with her sisters, mother, and father. (courtesy Jennifer Zeng)

    An Ordinary, but Extremely Extraordinary, Chinese-Style Mother

    I once hated my mother when I was a child. No matter how well I behaved, and how many awards I won in school, she... Read more

  • (Theodoranian/CC BY-SA 3.0)

    Candies Wrapped in the Bitterness of Chinese Forced Labor

    A Facebook friend of mine who currently lives in Taiwan posted on her page that she went back to Beijing and purchased “Big Shrimp Crunchy... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners gathered around Zhongnanhai to silently, peacefully appeal for fair treatment on April 25, 1999. (Photo courtesy Clearwisdom.net)

    The Spirit of April 25 Will Change China and the World

    Eighteen years ago on April 25, together with 10,000-plus Falun Gong practitioners, I stood quietly on Fuyou Street outside the Zhongnanhai Communist Party leadership compound... Read more

  • President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Magazines featuring front pages of US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping (R) are displayed at a news stand in Beijing on April 6, 2017.
The first summit between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will be of "great significance" for global peace, the two countries' top diplomats agreed ahead of the meeting. The two meet at Trump's Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida on April 6 and 7.  (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners hold a banner opposite the White House on April 4, 2017. The practitioners gathered to ask President Trump to speak to China's head of state, Xi Jinping, about ending the persecution of Falun Gong. (Bin Xue/NTD)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners march calling for an end to the persecution they suffer inside China, in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2015. (Edward Dye/Epoch Times)

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    Dear President Trump: I send my most sincere greetings to you! I am a former official in both China’s government and the Communist Party, a... Read more

  • A small group of Chinese youths walk past several dazibaos, the revolutionary placards, in February 1967 in downtown Beijing, during the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution." Since the the cultural revolution was launched in May 1966 at Beijing University, Mao's aim was to recapture power after the failure of the "Great Leap Forward".        (JEAN VINCENT/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Communist Massacre, the Elderly and Infants Weren’t Spared

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  • Falun Gong practitioners hold a banner in reference to the organ harvesting of practitioners which is still happening today inside China. (Edward Dye/Epoch Times)

    China Says It Has Stopped Harvesting Organs, but Evidence Belies Its Claim

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  • A paid insert of China Daily inside the Jan. 17, 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal, carried a propaganda piece attacking Shen Yun Performing Arts, a classical Chinese dance company based in New York. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Paid Insert in Wall Street Journal Carries Chinese Propaganda

    The Chinese Communist Party has sought to attack Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance and music company, since its inception. Run by... Read more

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  • (L-R) U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Chinag Ying-ying)

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  • The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where the  Chinese legislature holds its sessions. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Newly Created State Supervision Commission Is Major Systemic Reform

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  • On July 14, 2016, In Washington DC, a gathering by Falun Gong to celebrate nearly 250 million people quitting the Chinese Communist Party. (Lisa/Epoch Times)

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  • Independence Day parade in Washington DC on July 4, 2016. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

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  • Members of Falun Gong spiritual movement perform against organ deprivation of Falun Gong followers during a rally of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) on April 14, 2012 in Cottbus, eastern Germany. (ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ending Organ Tourism to China

    In 2006, the Washington-based Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China asked Canadian lawyer David Matas and me to investigate as volunteers... Read more

  • Screenshot of "Davids and Goliath," a documentary movie about organ harvesting from live prisoners of conscience. The film won best documentary at the Hamilton Film Festival in Canada on Nov. 9, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Organ Harvesting: The Abuse Continues

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  • Chinese doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot/Sohu.com)

    G-20 Leaders Need to Talk With Their Hosts About Genocide

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  • Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani celebrate after he won the presidential election  in Tehran, Iran on May 20, 2017.  (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

    Iranian Elections Pose Questions

    The lesser of two evils is still…evil. Make no bones about it. (Re)elected President Hassan Rouhani is a “moderate” only in Iran’s distorted political spectrum... Read more

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on May 22, 2017.
(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rouhani Re-election Shows Preference for Moderation

    Hassan Rouhani was re-elected easily as Iran’s president last week, obtaining 57 percent of 41 million votes cast against only 15.7 million for his main... Read more

  • MORGANTOWN, WV - MAY 18:  Area residents and members of the military participate in the "Tribute To Heroes" ceremony which celebrates the sacrifices area veterans have made for the country on May 18, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. West Virginia, a state where President Donald Trump won in a landslide by defeating Hillary Clinton 67.9 percent to 26.2 percent, is also one of the nations poorest states where nearly one in five West Virginians struggled to afford basic necessities in 2015. The state was historically dependent on coal mining and manufacturing. With coal mines closing, the state has witnessed a surge in male unemployment and an epidemic of opioid use among its population.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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  • (Littlekidmoment/Shutterstock)

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  • The University of Vienna in the early 1900s. Founded in the late 19th century, the Austrian school of economics developed the ideas of classic liberalism into a coherent economic philosophy. Many of its scholars started out at the University of Vienna.

    The Economic School You’ve Never Heard Of

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  • NAFTA was among the issues discussed when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017.  The existence of the trade agreement is now in the balance. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY REMY ZAKA - People parade with a Trojan horse during an historical reenactment in front of the amphitheatre as part of the third edition of the Roman Games on April 28, 2012 in Nimes, southern France. The event, that focused this year on the Trojan war, runs until April 29.  AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/GettyImages)

    Trojan Horse in the Heart of America

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  • President Donald Trump (R) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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    International Trade and the Trump Administration

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  • A leopard at the Mashatu game reserve, Botswana on July 25, 2010. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    Media Bubbles, Groupthink, and Intolerance

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  • WASHINGTON - MAY 15:  Memphis, Tennessee, Police Officer Nick Koonce makes a pencil rubbing from the memorial wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Koonce made a rubbing of the name of Officer John Sykes, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty in 1982. Koonce did not know Sykes but said "It was his story I took to my heart every day when I was on the street." Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country and around the world came to Washington for the 21st annual National Police Week, a convention organized by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  • (Anton_Ivanov/Shutterstock)

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  • 1918 demonstration of pro-Bolshevik soldiers and workers in Verkhneuralsk, central Russia. (Public Domain)

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  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

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  • Hope Chen speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill on Dec. 9, 2015. The 22-year-old has been trying to draw attention to the plight of her father who was imprisoned in China for suing former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. Chen was threatened by a Chinese agent for discussing his detention in the media. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

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  • The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington on July 14, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives on stage while campaigning at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA., on Oct. 22, 2016. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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  • The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2016. 
(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    American Government Requires Ethical Leadership

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  • Job seekers wait in line for a job fair in Chicago on June 4, 2009. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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  • Police cordon off the scene in lower Manhattan where two people were shot at the Federal Immigration Court in New York City on Aug. 21, 2015. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Diagonal Stripe

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  • President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes hands with a crowd of supporters on June 30, 1966. (Public Domain)

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    Dear Editor, July 2016 marks the 52nd anniversary of federal government support for public transportation. The success of public transportation can be traced back to... Read more

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  • A waitress pours tea at Bettys Tea Room, Harlow Carr, in Harrogate, England, on Feb. 12, 2009. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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  • Displaced people raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui's airport where 100.000 people have found shelter on Jan. 8, 2014. Strife-torn Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, a Unicef official warned, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps. (Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A large wood-buring stove is shown in That Bookstore in Blytheville, Ark., on Dec. 15, 2002. Mary Gay Shipley opened the store when the only place for nearby farmers and their families to find books were the sparse shelves of the public library and a spinner rack of Westerns at the local five-and-dime. (AP Photo/Tim Rand)

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  • A student studies legal textbooks in the law faculty at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, on Oct. 11, 2011. (Adam Berry/Getty Images)

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  • A migrant wipes his eyes holding a German flag at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni on March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) (L) and Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, after a Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 3, 2015. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Dear Editor, You can support small retailers by joining me and your neighbors on the fifth annual national Small Business Saturday, this coming Nov. 28... Read more

  • A conductor drives an Amtrak train on Feb. 8, 2011, outside of Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak, a government-owned corporation, has joined up with New Jersey's two U.S. senators to propose a new rail link to New York City under the Hudson River. The 'Gateway Project' would include two tunnels under the Hudson River and increase the train traffic under the river from 62 trains per day to 92. This plan is looked at as an alternative after N.J. Governor Chris Christie killed another rail link plan in 2010 after he deemed it too costly to New Jersey residents. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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