Opinion

Where the Election Stands

Shadows are reflected on an American Flag in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Feb. 11, 2016. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Shadows are reflected on an American Flag in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Feb. 11, 2016. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s...


  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses people demonstrating against the failed military coup attempt in Turkey, via video conferencing at the Turkish Presidency in Ankara, Turkey, on July 24, 2016. (Yasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty Images)

    Turkey’s Elected Dictator

    Even before the failed military coup, Turkey’s President Erdogan governed like a dictator who had the last word on all state matters. The botched coup... Read more

  • Barcelona, Spain. (Alexandre Perotto, Unsplash.com)

    Humor—The Joy of Apartment Living

    Apartment living may be cool compared to living with your parents or in the dorm but when you’re a full fledged adult it is a... Read more

  • (L-R) Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald in this undated photo. (Baton Rouge Police Dept. via AP); Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Trenisha Jackson via AP); East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Deputy Brad Garafola in this undated photo. (East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Fallen Officers Demand America’s Reawakening

    The diabolical brutality that erupted against our police pierces the hearts of loved ones, communities, the law enforcement family, and the very heart of America... Read more

  • South China Sea (Internet Photo)

    The South China Sea Arbitration Putting China in a Passive Mode

    Before the verdict of the international tribunal on the South China Sea dispute was announced, the Chinese government had repeatedly stated that it would not... Read more

  • Left: Melania Trump delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Right: Michelle Obama delivers a speech at the Democratic National Convention on August 25, 2008. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

    Melania Trump and Michelle Obama’s Similar Speeches a Coincidence?

    In her speech on July 19, 2016, at the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump echoed the words of Michelle Obama in her 2008 speech at the Democratic... Read more

  • Shackles for slave children are seen on display at the New York Historical Society in New York City on Feb. 1, 2012. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    What Does Modern Slavery Look Like?

    The government, which introduced legislation banning modern slavery last year, thinks there may be up to 13,000 people held in modern slavery across the U.K... Read more

  • How easy will it be for the UK to exit the EU, will they remain or rejoin? (Photo compilation by Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

    When Will UK Rejoin the European Union?

    In the summer of 2013, I was with Dr. Sanela Porca of USC Aiken in taking a group of our students on their study abroad... Read more

  • A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP)

    Navigating the Tempest in the South China Sea

    For over two years, the United States and the West struggled to counter the Russian “wolf” at the front door. We’ve fought to constrain revanchist... Read more

  • The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, the seat of the International Court of Justice. (ICJ, Public Domain)

    The Rule of Law and the South China Sea

    Earlier this month, a long-awaited decision by an international tribunal in The Hague ruled unanimously that there is no legal basis for Beijing’s “nine-dash line,”... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks before introducing his vice presidential running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on July 16, 2016. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    Beyond The Donald: 4 Things to Watch at the Republican Convention

    In just a few days’ time, businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump will address the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, as its nominee... Read more

  • Chilean Army troops positioned on a rooftop fire on the La Moneda Palace in Santiago on Sept. 11, 1973, during the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet which overthrew Chilean president Salvador Allende, who died in the attack on the palace. (OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

    Military Regimes Shouldn’t Be Recognized

    The military upheaval in Turkey, whose final consequences are yet to be seen, highlights a major weakness in worldwide efforts to promote democracy. This event... Read more

  • When In Need Foundation President Ms. Chetachi Ecton holds a child at the Kuchingoro IDP camp in the Galadimawa area of Abuja, Nigeria. (When In Need Foundation)

    When In Need Mission of Mercy Foundation: Saving the Displaced in Nigeria

    “Angelina, who is a beautiful three year old orphan, did not want to let go of my hands as I held her, so I continued... Read more

  • An adult female mosquito is seen uder a microscope at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease in Guangzhou, China, on June 21, 2016. Considered the world's largest mosquito factory, the laboratory raises millions of male mosquitos for research that could prove key to the race to prevent the spread of Zika virus. The lab's mosquitos are infected with a strain of Wolbachia pipientis, a common bacterium shown to inhibit Zika and related viruses including dengue fever. Researchers release the infected mosquitos at nearby Shazai island to mate with wild females who then inherit the Wolbachia bacterium which prevents the proper fertilization of her eggs. The results so far are hopeful: After a year of research and field trials on the island, the lab claims there is 99% suppression of the population of Aedes albopictus or Asia tiger mosquito, the type known to carry Zika virus. Researchers believe if their method proves successful, it could be applied on a wider scale to eradicate virus-carrying mosquitos in Zika-affected areas around the world. The project is an international non-profit collaboration lead by Professor Xi Zhiyong, director of the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease with support from various levels of China's government and other organizations. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    The Lethal Suspects for Microcephaly in Brazil, With Zika Virus at the Bottom of the List

    Since the virus Zika was blamed for a cluster of cases in northeastern Brazil of the devastating birth defect microcephaly, mainstream media has been dominated... Read more

  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joins Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Westfield, Ind., on July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Mike Pence Is the Anti-Trump

    Donald Trump has named Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. The presumptive Republican candidate confirmed the choice in a tweet. The news might... Read more

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hands with Zambia's President Edgar Chagwa Lungu at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on March 30, 2015. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Zambia’s Troubled Ties With China

    The scandal surrounding Scottish actor Louise Linton and her memoir of the year spent in Africa—a book so problematic that the inconsistencies and the “white... Read more

  • Leung Chun-ying at question time in LegCo Jan 15, 2015. (Stone Poon/Epoch Times)

    Beijing Does Not Trust Hong Kong’s Leung Chun-ying

    The fight for Hong Kong’s next term of chief executive, due November 2016, has become the most concerned social issue. The fact that current Chief... Read more

  • Hong Kong singer Denise Ho arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. (Pochou Chen/Epoch Times)

    Why Are Beautiful Girls Always on CCP’s Nerve?

    Why are beautiful girls always on CCP’s nerve? No, I am not talking about Chinese Communist Party carders’ lust and avariciousness over women and sex,... Read more

  • The People's Liberation Army Navy training ship Zheng He at Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy)

    Chinese Ballistic Missile Submarines Should Definitely Cause Concern

    As the United States continues to struggle with adequately funding its armed forces, other nations around the world are developing impressive military capabilities. Case in... Read more

  • Chinese Red Guards, high school and university students, waving copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's "Little Red Book," parade in Beijing's streets at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution on June 1966. During China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), under the command of Mao, Red Guards rampaged through much of the country, humiliating, torturing, and killing perceived class enemies, and pillaging cultural symbols that were deemed as not representative of the communist revolution. (Jean Vincent/AFP/Getty Images)

    China: (Not) Talking About a Revolution

    Fifty years ago on May 16 the Cultural Revolution began. Don’t expect this event to be given much attention in China itself, though. The reality... Read more

  • Zhang Yue as security boss of Hebei province, China. (NTDTV)

    China’s Media Reports Uncover Inside Story of the Purging of Officials

    Zhang Yue, security boss of Hebei province, has been arrested for “serious violation of Party discipline” and is currently being investigated, according to news from... Read more

  • A South Korean activist wearing a mask of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un holds a mock missile during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket launch and the three-generational dictatorship, in Seoul on April 15, 2012. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why China Is Willing to Work With United States to Sanction North Korea

    North Korea has been harassing its neighbors for quite a long time. For powerful countries, it is just like a ringworm problem. But because it... Read more

  • Investors check share prices in a stock firm in Fuyang, Anhui Province, east China. (AFP)

    China’s Circuit Breaker Won’t Brake

    In the first week of the New Year, the freshly installed circuit breaker of China’s stock market went into effect four times in 2 days... Read more

  • Former leader of China Jiang Zemin (L) and current leader Xi Jinping. (Wang Zhao & Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

    News Report Suggests Chinese Leadership Disavows Persecution of Falun Gong

    The anti-corruption campaign of Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is entering its fourth year. Tens of thousands of CCP officials have been investigated, and... Read more

  • Tsai Ing-wen (L), chairwoman from Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the party's candidate for in the Jan. 2016 presidential election, speaks to supporters next to running mate Chen Chien-jen (R) during a campaign fundraiser in Taipei on Dec. 20, 2015. About 1,000 supporters gathered at the fundraiser for Taiwan's main opposition party as the month-long presidential election campaign period kicked off. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Nightmare: The Mainland Dreads a DPP Victory in Forthcoming Election in Taiwan

    Although we hear a great deal about China’s naval-military build-up in the South China Sea to assert its “historic claims” over the oil and gas-rich... Read more

  • Doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province, China, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot via Sohu.com)

    China’s Transplant Tourism Is Murder on Demand

    With their tenets for daily living of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners from around the world, in yellow T-shirts emblazoned with “Falun... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners act out a scene of stealing human organs to sell during a demonstration in Taipei on July 20, 2014. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hope That China Will Stop Killing Prisoners for Organs Is a Dream, Say Experts

    A recent medical report by medical experts shows a conflict between organ transplantation practices in China and the West. The report states concerns that “organs... Read more

  • China's former Vice Minister of Health Huang Jiefu at the inauguration of the Conference of Ministers of Health, Agriculture/Livestock on Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Preparedness in Asia, in New Delhi, India, on July 28, 2006. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    Huang Jiefu’s Sleight of Hand: Hiding the Organ Harvesting Taking Place in Plain Sight

    Dr. Huang Jiefu, Beijing’s point man for selling its murderous organ transplantation system to the world, has been on a roll. In October, Beijing Youth... Read more

  • A pregnant woman stands in front of the entrance of Hong Kong Immigration Department on June 29, 2007, in Hong Kong, China. (M.N. Chan/Getty Images)

    Chinese Women Should Be Wary of C-Section

    In China, an increasingly high number of Cesarean births (C-sections) are being practiced in the country. The situation has reached epidemic proportions, and some of... Read more

  • Workers check deliveries in Beijing in 2013 the day after "Singles Day," which falls on Nov. 11 each year. Chinese are increasingly spending big in online shopping on Singles Day. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why More People Shop Online in China Than the United States

    In the United States, online shopping on Black Friday grew 14 percent year-on-year, reaching $2.72 billion, according to data from 4,500 online shopping sites. But... Read more

  • Canada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin speaks to media after she was denied entry to mainland China, at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong on Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    The Real Reason China Had to Ban Miss World Canada

    Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Canadian actress who holds the title of Miss World Canada, has made headlines for the last week after being denied an invitation letter,... Read more

  • A Chinese paramilitary police officer stands guard outside Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, China, on Nov. 22, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    Did the Chinese Regime Admit Torture?

    On Nov. 18, the United Nations Committee Against Torture had a hearing on China that revealed more than the Chinese delegation may have intended about... Read more

  • Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, and the Ghost, on platform before the Palace of Elsinor; from "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," Act I, Scene IV by Henry Fuseli, on Sept. 29, 1796, after a 1789 painting by Kaufmann. (Library of Congress)

    To Be, or Not to Be: A Question for Modern China

    “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” This is the most famous line in all of English literature. Yet, it also has... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Choice and the Future of the Chinese People

    The troubled events of Xi Jinping’s almost three years in power are now coming to a head. Xi has a choice. He can protect his... Read more

  • Visitors line up to enter Tiananmen Square, next to the Great Hall of the People, the venue for upcoming meetings of China's legislature in Beijing on March 2, 2015. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    What’s Missing in the Way We See China and Communism

    Imagine this: A prestigious German university is offering an online audiovisual course to help both Germans and foreigners learn about “National Socialist Thought” (that is,... Read more

  • Tsering Tunduk fled Tibet in 1959 after Chinese soldiers executed his parents. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

    A CIA-Trained Tibetan Freedom Fighter’s Undying Hope for Freedom

    PANGONG LAKE, India—At dawn, the old man stood outside his home on the Indian side of Pangong Lake, thumbing his prayer beads and chanting, “Om... Read more

  • Chinese soldiers conduct a practice at dawn ahead of a military parade later in the morning at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Sept. 3, 2015. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Masters of Psychological Warfare: How the Chinese Are Winning a Secret War

    The comprehensive nature of issues discussed during Xi Jinping’s visit once again illuminated the extent of China’s political and social influence in the United States... Read more

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses people demonstrating against the failed military coup attempt in Turkey, via video conferencing at the Turkish Presidency in Ankara, Turkey, on July 24, 2016. (Yasin Bulbul/AFP/Getty Images)

    Turkey’s Elected Dictator

    Even before the failed military coup, Turkey’s President Erdogan governed like a dictator who had the last word on all state matters. The botched coup... Read more

  • Barcelona, Spain. (Alexandre Perotto, Unsplash.com)

    Humor—The Joy of Apartment Living

    Apartment living may be cool compared to living with your parents or in the dorm but when you’re a full fledged adult it is a... Read more

  • (L-R) Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald in this undated photo. (Baton Rouge Police Dept. via AP); Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Trenisha Jackson via AP); East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Deputy Brad Garafola in this undated photo. (East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Fallen Officers Demand America’s Reawakening

    The diabolical brutality that erupted against our police pierces the hearts of loved ones, communities, the law enforcement family, and the very heart of America... Read more

  • South China Sea (Internet Photo)

    The South China Sea Arbitration Putting China in a Passive Mode

    Before the verdict of the international tribunal on the South China Sea dispute was announced, the Chinese government had repeatedly stated that it would not... Read more

  • Left: Melania Trump delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Right: Michelle Obama delivers a speech at the Democratic National Convention on August 25, 2008. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

    Melania Trump and Michelle Obama’s Similar Speeches a Coincidence?

    In her speech on July 19, 2016, at the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump echoed the words of Michelle Obama in her 2008 speech at the Democratic... Read more

  • Shackles for slave children are seen on display at the New York Historical Society in New York City on Feb. 1, 2012. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    What Does Modern Slavery Look Like?

    The government, which introduced legislation banning modern slavery last year, thinks there may be up to 13,000 people held in modern slavery across the U.K... Read more

  • How easy will it be for the UK to exit the EU, will they remain or rejoin? (Photo compilation by Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

    When Will UK Rejoin the European Union?

    In the summer of 2013, I was with Dr. Sanela Porca of USC Aiken in taking a group of our students on their study abroad... Read more

  • A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP)

    Navigating the Tempest in the South China Sea

    For over two years, the United States and the West struggled to counter the Russian “wolf” at the front door. We’ve fought to constrain revanchist... Read more

  • The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, the seat of the International Court of Justice. (ICJ, Public Domain)

    The Rule of Law and the South China Sea

    Earlier this month, a long-awaited decision by an international tribunal in The Hague ruled unanimously that there is no legal basis for Beijing’s “nine-dash line,”... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks before introducing his vice presidential running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on July 16, 2016. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    Beyond The Donald: 4 Things to Watch at the Republican Convention

    In just a few days’ time, businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump will address the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, as its nominee... Read more

  • Chilean Army troops positioned on a rooftop fire on the La Moneda Palace in Santiago on Sept. 11, 1973, during the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet which overthrew Chilean president Salvador Allende, who died in the attack on the palace. (OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

    Military Regimes Shouldn’t Be Recognized

    The military upheaval in Turkey, whose final consequences are yet to be seen, highlights a major weakness in worldwide efforts to promote democracy. This event... Read more

  • When In Need Foundation President Ms. Chetachi Ecton holds a child at the Kuchingoro IDP camp in the Galadimawa area of Abuja, Nigeria. (When In Need Foundation)

    When In Need Mission of Mercy Foundation: Saving the Displaced in Nigeria

    “Angelina, who is a beautiful three year old orphan, did not want to let go of my hands as I held her, so I continued... Read more

  • An adult female mosquito is seen uder a microscope at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease in Guangzhou, China, on June 21, 2016. Considered the world's largest mosquito factory, the laboratory raises millions of male mosquitos for research that could prove key to the race to prevent the spread of Zika virus. The lab's mosquitos are infected with a strain of Wolbachia pipientis, a common bacterium shown to inhibit Zika and related viruses including dengue fever. Researchers release the infected mosquitos at nearby Shazai island to mate with wild females who then inherit the Wolbachia bacterium which prevents the proper fertilization of her eggs. The results so far are hopeful: After a year of research and field trials on the island, the lab claims there is 99% suppression of the population of Aedes albopictus or Asia tiger mosquito, the type known to carry Zika virus. Researchers believe if their method proves successful, it could be applied on a wider scale to eradicate virus-carrying mosquitos in Zika-affected areas around the world. The project is an international non-profit collaboration lead by Professor Xi Zhiyong, director of the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease with support from various levels of China's government and other organizations. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    The Lethal Suspects for Microcephaly in Brazil, With Zika Virus at the Bottom of the List

    Since the virus Zika was blamed for a cluster of cases in northeastern Brazil of the devastating birth defect microcephaly, mainstream media has been dominated... Read more

  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joins Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Westfield, Ind., on July 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Mike Pence Is the Anti-Trump

    Donald Trump has named Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. The presumptive Republican candidate confirmed the choice in a tweet. The news might... Read more

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hands with Zambia's President Edgar Chagwa Lungu at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on March 30, 2015. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Zambia’s Troubled Ties With China

    The scandal surrounding Scottish actor Louise Linton and her memoir of the year spent in Africa—a book so problematic that the inconsistencies and the “white... Read more

  • Leung Chun-ying at question time in LegCo Jan 15, 2015. (Stone Poon/Epoch Times)

    Beijing Does Not Trust Hong Kong’s Leung Chun-ying

    The fight for Hong Kong’s next term of chief executive, due November 2016, has become the most concerned social issue. The fact that current Chief... Read more

  • A man lights a candle at a makeshift memorial on the pavement at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 16, 2016 in tribute to the victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nice Attack: France’s Social Fabric Frays

    Last night, we sat toasting Bastille Day, and watching a glorious fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower from our window. We were joyful, oblivious to... Read more

  • Honor guard stands at attention as the casket of slain Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) police officer Brent Thompson is prepared to be loaded into a hearse during a funeral service at the Potter's House Church on July 13, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Dallas Police Tragedy: Healing, Unity, Renewal

    The tragedy in Dallas, with the reprehensible murder of five police officers, illuminates the dangers faced by those who take the honorable oath to protect... Read more

  • A wildfire burns south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, near Highway 63 on May 7, 2016. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Fort McMurray Fire Seared in Our Memories

    CALGARY—It’s been a couple of months since the fire at Fort McMurray hit the news. The anecdotes and images are still fresh: cars and trucks... Read more

  • (L-R) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.S. President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 29, 2016. (Chris Roussakis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Leaders Ignore Climate Change Controversy at Summit

    In the “Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership” on June 29, President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, and Mexican President Pena Nieto... Read more

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

    Urban Mass Transportation Act Marks Its 52nd Anniversary

    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

  • In Response to ‘Coke, Pepsi, and the Obesity Time Bomb’

    Dear Editor, Michael Jacobson’s recent opinion piece, “Coke, Pepsi, and the Obesity Time Bomb,” June 29, misleads your readers, suggesting that eliminating a single product... Read more

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

    Celebrating National Waiter and Waitress Day

    Dear Editor, In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your favorite restaurants and honor the employees who make them a success... Read more

  • 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)

    Charity Helps, But It’s Not the Answer

    I’ve been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very poor... Read more

  • 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)

    A Day for Supporting Local Bookstores Threatened by Online Shopping

    Dear Editor, Support your local bookstore on the second annual National Independent Bookstore Day, this coming May 2nd. Do the same during the other 364 days a year. National Independent... Read more

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

    The Unfortunate Economics of Textbooks

    University students across Canada are not just going into debt for tuition, but now for textbooks as well. Each semester hundreds of thousands of students... Read more

  • 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)

    Germany Lost Control of the Refugee Crisis?

    Germany will manage to cope with the migration crisis, keeping a balanced and deficit-free budget without taking on new debt, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in... Read more

  • A portion of the front page cover of Epoch Times' 2016 New Year's edition. (Epoch Times)

    Epoch Times Is ‘EPOCHAL!’

    Dear Editor, Your front page cover story and headline in this New Year’s edition is a wonderful message to greet people as they start their day... Read more

  • 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)

    FAST Act Is Nothing to Celebrate

    Dear Editor, Passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) is nothing to celebrate. Christmas has come early this year for members of... Read more

  • (Margot Kessler/iStock)

    National Letter Writing Day: The Importance of ‘Letters to Editor’

    Dear Editor, December 7th is National Letter Writing Day. Surveys reveal that “Letters to the Editor” is one of the most widely read and popular... Read more

  • (Shironosov/iStock)

    Retail Workers Should Spend Thanksgiving With Family, Not Customers

    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)

    How Will the Proposed $20B New Hudson Tunnel Be Financed?

    Dear Editor, Regarding the creation of the Gateway Development Corporation, just how will they manage to finance the proposed $20 billion new Hudson Tunnel? The... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidates (L-R) John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul at the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., on Oct. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Someone Was Missing From the Recent Republican Candidates Presidential Debate

    Dear Editor, Someone was missing from the recent Republican candidates presidential debate. Former New York Governor George Pataki continues to poll less than 1 percent. While... Read more

  • Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin at the international premiere of the documentary "Hard to Believe," in Vienna, Nov. 1, 2015.  (Courtesy of Anastasia Lin)

    Beauty With a Purpose

    Dear Editor, I appeal to all Beauty Contest Winners who are not just pretty faces! When I first read about this beauty contest “Miss World”... Read more

  • (Gwenael le vot/iStock)

    Isn’t It Time Washington Lived Within Its Means Just Like You and Me?

    Dear Editor, The national debt has increased from $11 trillion to a record $18.4 trillion over the past seven years under President Obama with very... Read more

  • Traffic backs up on the Kennedy Expressway as commuters and holiday travelers try to get an early start on their Thanksgiving travel on Nov. 27, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Renewal of the Expired US Highway Trust Fund Benefits All

    Dear Editor, The most recent extension of the National Highway Trust Fund authorization will expire on Oct. 29. This vital funding source is used to... Read more

  • The U.S. Capitol building seen through the columns on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Congress Has to Get to Work on 3 Critical Issues

    Dear Editor, Passing a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open until December 2015 was just a temporary fix. Both the president and Congress... Read more

  • Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis arrives at a European Union (EU) summit in Brussels on Oct. 15, 2015. (Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images)

    Romania Reinstates the Communist Style Censorship

    On June 22, 2015, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis promulgated an unconstitutional law which is both historically unfair and immoral. He reinstated censorship—in violation of the... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidates (L-R), former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on stage before the CNN Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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