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Diamond Geysers: Rule-Breaking Iceland Completes Its Miracle Economic Escape

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(Adam/Flickr, CC BY-SA)

Disgruntled Icelanders recently forced their prime minister to quit, and are threatening to hand power to self-styled pirates at an early election. But whereas other...


  • Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships sail in formation during naval exercises off Sagami Bay, Japan, on Oct. 22, 2006. (Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

    Japan’s ‘Newfound’ Militarism Has Been 70 Years in the Making

    The heads of state of the G7 countries are convening in Ise-Shima, Japan for their annual summit. They were preceded by their foreign ministers, whose... Read more

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his executive budget presentation in New York City on May 7, 2015. During the presentation De Blasio also discussed additional funds for road repairs, reforms at Rikers Island, and public housing. (Julie Jacobson/Getty Images)

    Need for Affordable Housing

    Every morning on our commute either to school or work we would encounter someone asking for change or sleeping on the subway car. We assume... Read more

  • A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day in Arlington, Va., on May 24, 2012. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen, Widows, Orphans

    As America honors Memorial Day, we must have burning within our souls the most profound appreciation for all who have offered the ultimate sacrifice to... Read more

  • Members of Manipur Tribal Union shout slogans during a protest against new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, in Bangalore, India, on Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    Does Modi Government Have a Solution for Manipur?

    Manipur, a state in northeastern India, has been plagued by different forms of agitation on the issue of Inner Line Permit System since last year... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and then opposition leader, now Burma State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in a press conference at her residence in Yangon on Nov. 14, 2014. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Minority Issues Key to US Sanctions on Burma

    Earlier this month, the Obama administration extended economic sanctions against Burma for another year saying the step is necessary despite the progress on democratic reforms. President... Read more

  • An elderly person looks at cash at home, near Bristol, England, on Feb. 16, 2015. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    The Retirement Roadblock

    We have a retirement roadblock in the United States—people are not saving enough for retirement. This is not a “doomsday prediction.” It is based on... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    With Eye on China, Obama Strengthens Ties With Vietnam

    President Barack Obama had the ambitious goal of laying the foundation for a new stage in bilateral relations with Vietnam while visiting the country for... Read more

  • The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29, 2013. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The Case for Limited Government

    It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as president—the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not... Read more

  • Syrian refugee children play at a temporary refugee camp in Irbil, northern Iraq, on Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim)

    World’s First Humanitarian Summit: A ‘Fig-Leaf of Good Intentions’ That Won’t Help the Poorest

    It is April 2016 in a settlement of Syrian refugee tents on the plateau of Bekaa, Lebanon. The winter has been tough; plastic sheeting does... Read more

  • A memorial stone of late Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in St. Istvan Park of Budapest on Aug. 1, 2012, prior to the 100th anniversary of Wallenberg's birthday on Aug. 4. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

    Raoul Wallenberg and Today

    Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat and Canada’s first honorary citizen, is one of the most admired heroes of World War II for saving approximately 50,000 civilian... Read more

  • A memorial to Raoul Wallenberg outside the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Jonathan Kackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Unique Hero: Raoul Wallenberg

    Usually heroes, particularly lone heroes, are men at arms. Think Leonidas at  Thermopylae. Think Sergeant Alvin York (World War I) or Audie Murphy (World War... 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

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook at a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters in New York on April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    From Disrupter to Disrupted: Apple Could Be Next

    Tech giant Apple’s share price, that peaked above $132 a year ago, is now around $94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment... Read more

  • 1000 naira banknotes, Nigeria's currency in Lagos on Jan. 29, 2016. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

    Africa’s Ticking Time Bomb: $35 Billion Worth of Eurobond Debt

    The 2008 economic crisis is the single largest factor that has driven developing countries to seek alternative sources of financing for social and developmental infrastructure... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande (unseen) in New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2016. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian State Elections Give Modi a Boost—but the Country Is Fracturing

    On the face of it, the results of elections in four important Indian states seem like an endorsement of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and... Read more

  • The American flag flies at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 6, 2009. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

    America’s Critical Ethical Issues Demand Resolution

    Over the last 20 years, I have addressed issues critical to America in my training initiatives throughout the nation, as well as in extensive published... 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

  • Dong Zhen shares her tale of imprisonment and torture in China for her practice of Falun Gong. She took part in a march through the streets of Toronto in support of others who have faced similar fates in China. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    A Story of Persecution and Persistence in Modern-Day China

    TORONTO—It was six months living in Canada before Zhen Dong stopped looking over her shoulder, stopped wondering if the person walking behind her might work... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) arrive for a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Victims of China’s Religious Liberty ‘Crackdown’ Appeal to Obama—But Will He Help?

    Earlier this week, as devout American Catholics took to the streets of Washington to celebrate the arrival of Pope Francis, four Chinese human rights activists... Read more

  • Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships sail in formation during naval exercises off Sagami Bay, Japan, on Oct. 22, 2006. (Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

    Japan’s ‘Newfound’ Militarism Has Been 70 Years in the Making

    The heads of state of the G7 countries are convening in Ise-Shima, Japan for their annual summit. They were preceded by their foreign ministers, whose... Read more

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his executive budget presentation in New York City on May 7, 2015. During the presentation De Blasio also discussed additional funds for road repairs, reforms at Rikers Island, and public housing. (Julie Jacobson/Getty Images)

    Need for Affordable Housing

    Every morning on our commute either to school or work we would encounter someone asking for change or sleeping on the subway car. We assume... Read more

  • A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day in Arlington, Va., on May 24, 2012. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen, Widows, Orphans

    As America honors Memorial Day, we must have burning within our souls the most profound appreciation for all who have offered the ultimate sacrifice to... Read more

  • Members of Manipur Tribal Union shout slogans during a protest against new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, in Bangalore, India, on Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    Does Modi Government Have a Solution for Manipur?

    Manipur, a state in northeastern India, has been plagued by different forms of agitation on the issue of Inner Line Permit System since last year... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and then opposition leader, now Burma State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in a press conference at her residence in Yangon on Nov. 14, 2014. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Minority Issues Key to US Sanctions on Burma

    Earlier this month, the Obama administration extended economic sanctions against Burma for another year saying the step is necessary despite the progress on democratic reforms. President... Read more

  • An elderly person looks at cash at home, near Bristol, England, on Feb. 16, 2015. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    The Retirement Roadblock

    We have a retirement roadblock in the United States—people are not saving enough for retirement. This is not a “doomsday prediction.” It is based on... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    With Eye on China, Obama Strengthens Ties With Vietnam

    President Barack Obama had the ambitious goal of laying the foundation for a new stage in bilateral relations with Vietnam while visiting the country for... Read more

  • The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29, 2013. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The Case for Limited Government

    It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as president—the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not... Read more

  • Syrian refugee children play at a temporary refugee camp in Irbil, northern Iraq, on Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim)

    World’s First Humanitarian Summit: A ‘Fig-Leaf of Good Intentions’ That Won’t Help the Poorest

    It is April 2016 in a settlement of Syrian refugee tents on the plateau of Bekaa, Lebanon. The winter has been tough; plastic sheeting does... Read more

  • A memorial stone of late Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in St. Istvan Park of Budapest on Aug. 1, 2012, prior to the 100th anniversary of Wallenberg's birthday on Aug. 4. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

    Raoul Wallenberg and Today

    Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat and Canada’s first honorary citizen, is one of the most admired heroes of World War II for saving approximately 50,000 civilian... Read more

  • A memorial to Raoul Wallenberg outside the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Jonathan Kackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Unique Hero: Raoul Wallenberg

    Usually heroes, particularly lone heroes, are men at arms. Think Leonidas at  Thermopylae. Think Sergeant Alvin York (World War I) or Audie Murphy (World War... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook at a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters in New York on April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    From Disrupter to Disrupted: Apple Could Be Next

    Tech giant Apple’s share price, that peaked above $132 a year ago, is now around $94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment... Read more

  • 1000 naira banknotes, Nigeria's currency in Lagos on Jan. 29, 2016. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

    Africa’s Ticking Time Bomb: $35 Billion Worth of Eurobond Debt

    The 2008 economic crisis is the single largest factor that has driven developing countries to seek alternative sources of financing for social and developmental infrastructure... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande (unseen) in New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2016. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian State Elections Give Modi a Boost—but the Country Is Fracturing

    On the face of it, the results of elections in four important Indian states seem like an endorsement of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and... Read more

  • The American flag flies at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 6, 2009. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

    America’s Critical Ethical Issues Demand Resolution

    Over the last 20 years, I have addressed issues critical to America in my training initiatives throughout the nation, as well as in extensive published... Read more

  • Standing stones in Avebury, Whiltshire, England. (CC BY)

    They’re Alive! Megalithic Sites Are More Than Just Stone?

    It doesn’t take much to stimulate the human body’s electro-magnetic circuitry; a small change in the local environment is enough.  People who visit ancient temples... Read more

  • A seismogram at the earthquake center in Freiburg, southern Germany, on March 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Winfried Rothermel)

    The San Andreas Fault Is About to Crack—Here’s What Will Happen When It Does

    The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every... Read more

  • Millennials at work just want to be treated as professionals. (Rowan Farrell/ITU/Flickr, CC BY)

    Millennials at Work Don’t See Themselves as Millennials

    Reading the headlines on Gen Y, Gen X, and millennials it’s clear many people believe distinct generational categories exist, that there are very real differences... Read more

  • Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed addresses the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly, at U.N. Headquarters, in New York City, on Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Bangladesh’s Accommodation of Extremism Spells Danger for the Region

    BLOOMINGTON—A specter is haunting Bangladesh—the specter of unbridled, violent religious extremism with attacks on intellectuals, journalists, bloggers, and religious minorities. The Islamic State and other... Read more

  • A sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2015, as registered nurses and other community leaders celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double in 2015, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether or not they have the liver-wasting viral disease. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    America Marches Blindly Toward Single-Payer

    Hillary Clinton just dipped her toe a little bit further into the waters of single-payer health care, prodded by her competitor for the Democratic presidential... 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)

    American Moderates Lack Political Representation

    Dear Editor, Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the Democratic Party presidential primary debate, “It is our job to rein... Read more

  • Dr. Christine Seals speaks during a news conference at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 5, 2015. On Thursday, Oct. 1, 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage at the college killing nine people and wounding another nine before killing himself. (John Locher/AP)

    Guns—Stopping That One Person

    Would making guns illegal in America eliminate our American mass murder horror? Has making marijuana illegal for most of the country eliminated the use of... Read more

  • The silhouette of an oil pump. (zhengzaishuru/iStock)

    International Climate Science Coalition Responds to David Suzuki’s Criticism

    I am responding to the criticisms David Suzuki leveled against our group, the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), in this article I see in the... Read more

  • Brooklyn Resident Jack Mui at the e-cigarettes shop VapeNY, on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, New York, on Dec. 19, 2013. He has been using e-cigarettes for three months. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    E-Cigarettes Can Draw People Away From Cigarette Smoking

    Dear Editor, I came across the article “Young People and E-Cigarettes: What We Know So Far” in Epoch Times’ Southeast Asia edition.  The U.K. Department... Read more


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