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    China Uncensored: China Considering Orbital Laser to Fight Pollution

    I have excellent news everyone! The benevolent Chinese leadership has once again solved China’s pollution problem. Okay sure, their previous plans to wash it away... Read more

  • Tens of thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters take part in a demonstration calling for the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh following Friday prayers in Sanaa on May 13, 2011. The Arab Spring has ushered in the increased radicalization of Arab youth, which challenges the governments in the region. (GAMAL NOMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Shortcut To Deradicalization Is The Long Road

    Every Arab state, regardless of the extent to which it is involved in combating violent extremism, must recognize that there is no shortcut to defeating... Read more

  • The hands of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he delivers brief remarks to reporters at the State Department headquarters in Washington on April 20, 2015. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Comments on Congress: For the Media, Traditional Values Still Matter

    I have been involved in politics and policymaking for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the... Read more

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham holds up an oiled glove after finding new deposits of oiled marshland in Port Sulphur, La., on Jan. 7, 2011. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

    Dispersants Sprayed in Wake of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill More Toxic Than Oil Alone

    We are still trying to fully understand the extent of the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years ago, one of the... Read more

  • A Chinese baby in the arms of his father at a furniture store in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2015. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Backlash of China’s Birth Policy

    China’s family planning policy of the 1970s prevented an estimated 400 million additional births in the world’s most populous country. Although the “one child policy”... Read more

  • Chinese Communist Party head Xi Jinping speaks in Auckland, New Zealand, on Nov. 21, 2014. (Greg Bowker/Getty Images)

    Major Changes in China Will Impact Hong Kong and Japan

    On Feb. 18, 2015, Epoch Times Hong Kong branch president Ms. Guo Jun gave a speech in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Keio Plaza hotel on the current... Read more

  • A U.S. Marine trains with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally Bulgaria on April 14, at the Novo Selo military ground. Several Balkan states are now pushing for NATO membership. (NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

    Balkans: Still Digging Toward NATO

    The first law of holes—”if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging”—still doesn’t seem to be valid in Europe, especially in the Balkan region... Read more

  • Marie Fogle Hamilton prays as she visits a memorial set up on the site where Walter Scott was killed on April 11 in North Charleston, S.C. Chad Posick argues the practice of empathy could help prevent incidents such as the Walter Scott shooting. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Empathy on the Street Helps Disarm Conflict

    By now, no one is insulated from hearing about incidents of police shootings or violence against police officers. While fatal shootings are thankfully still rare... Read more

  • David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)

    China’s Disastrous Pollution Problem Is a Lesson for All

    Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead, and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories and... Read more

  • European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks on April 15 in Brussels as the EU formally charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe's top search engine, laying the U.S. Internet giant open to a massive fine of more than $6.0 billion. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Targets Google in Competition Inquiry

    There are some specific words that are not particularly popular with the European Commission: “hi-tech,” “anti-competitive,” and “bundling” to name a few. Throw “U.S. firms”... Read more

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses MP's at the Greek Parliament in Athens on Feb. 5. Tsipras tried but failed in an April 8 visit to Moscow to get Russia to provide loans that would help Greece out of its economic crisis. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    European Union Divided Over Greek Bailout

    For a brief moment after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras touched down in Moscow last week for meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it seemed... Read more

  • Migrants arrive in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at see on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. (Giovanni Solino/AFP/Getty Images)

    Europe’s War on Migrants – While We Argue, Thousands Perish in the Mediterranean

    The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean – 700 people drowned when the overcrowded fishing vessel in which they were travelling from North Africa capsized... Read more

  • Khmer Rouge survivor Nal Oum performs "Sampeah," the Cambodian greeting or a way of showing respect, in New York, on Jan. 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Cambodia’s 40 Years of Black Death

    April 17, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Black Death, the anthhmer Rouge entry into Cambodia’s capitol city of Phnom Penh. The scourge that... Read more

  • A pharmacist displays antibiotics, on Oct. 20, 2010 in Mumbai, India. The overuse of antibiotics has resulted in the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant diseases. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drug Resistant Diseases Proliferating

    We were told not to do it but we did it anyway. For decades the medical and biological sciences have been warning us about the... Read more

  • A highrise APARTMENT building under construction in New York on March 31, 2105. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Poor Doors’ Highlight Social Costs of Growing Up in the Shadow of Wealth

    One of New York City’s newest luxury apartment buildings recently started accepting applications for low-income renters who will use a controversial “poor door”—a separate entrance... Read more

  • A group of men run past an H&R Block on April 15, 2015 in New York City. Today is the deadline for filing federal income taxes.  (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Why Most of Us Procrastinate in Filing Our Taxes—and Why It Doesn’t Make Any Sense

    April 15, a day most of us dread, is here. Have you filed your taxes yet? Economists believe most people are rational calculating machines, but... Read more

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    China Uncensored: China Considering Orbital Laser to Fight Pollution

    I have excellent news everyone! The benevolent Chinese leadership has once again solved China’s pollution problem. Okay sure, their previous plans to wash it away... Read more

  • Chinese Communist Party head Xi Jinping speaks in Auckland, New Zealand, on Nov. 21, 2014. (Greg Bowker/Getty Images)

    Major Changes in China Will Impact Hong Kong and Japan

    On Feb. 18, 2015, Epoch Times Hong Kong branch president Ms. Guo Jun gave a speech in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Keio Plaza hotel on the current... Read more

  • The attempted defection by former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun (first domino) set in motion a chain of events exposing and inflaming the Communist Party’s internal strife, which has come to a head presently. The once powerful Bo Xilai (second domino) is facing criminal charges, and the man Bo was to succeed as the powerful domestic security czar, Zhou Yongkang (third domino), has been stripped of real power. (Bo and Wang—Feng Li/Getty Images; Zhou—Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images; graphics by Vadim Berestetsky/The Epoch Times)

    Major Changes in China Will Impact Hong Kong and Japan

    On Feb. 18, 2015, Epoch Times Hong Kong branch president Ms. Guo Jun gave a speech in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Keio Plaza hotel on the current... Read more

  • (L to R) Chinese Communist Party Head Xi Jinping and his predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin on Sept. 30, 2014 in Beijing, China.  (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Former Security Czar’s Indictment Accelerates De-JiangZeminication

    The de-JiangZeminication of the Chinese regime took a big step last week when the indictment of former security czar Zhou Yongkang was announced by the... Read more

  • Epoch Times Hong Kong branch president Guo Jun gives a speech in Tokyo Japan in February. (Epoch Times)

    Major Changes in China Will Impact Hong Kong and Japan

    Editor’s Note: From the Tiananmen Square Massacre to this day, Chinese society has undergone a series of major events that have brought unprecedented changes to... Read more

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    China Uncensored: The Giant Gerbil Plague of China

    The Chinese Communist Party has a glorious history of waging war on tiny woodland creatures. In 1958, Mao Zedong launched the Four Pest Campaign as... Read more

  • A Chinese bank clerk uses a machine to count the stacks of one-hundred yuan notes for a customer at a bank in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Oct. 14, 2010. According to He Qinglian, the money the Chinese regime is printing in order to stimulate the economy is escaping the economy. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Economy Dangles on a Cliff

    China’s money supply had a net increase of 11 percent from 2013 to 2014, an increase that is significantly higher than the country’s economic growth... Read more

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    A Taiwanese Wallet vs. Mainland Chinese ‘Theft-Proof’ Underwear

    In early December of 2014, as one of the main characters in the award-winning documentary, “Free China: The Courage to Believe,” co-produced by New Tang Dynasty... Read more

  • An Australian Customs officer (C) and a Australian Federal Police officer (R) inspect one of the 27 KAYAKS seized after Australian authorities found Aus $180 million (U.S. $162 million) of methamphetamine stashed in a consignment of kayaks from China, in Sydney on Feb. 12, 2014. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: 11 Ways China Is Breaking Bad

    Methamphetamine. Also known as crystal meth, glass, ice, and many other street names. At one time it was easy to make meth out of ingredients... Read more

  • Young women dressed in traditional Chinese gowns walk in the Lunar New Year Parade  in Flushing, New York, on Feb. 8, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Singing Songs No One Hears: Ethan Gutmann’s New Year’s Greetings to the Chinese People

    In my mind, Chinese New Year usually announces its presence through a long-forgotten song. The first notes–often something I accidentally hear on the street–acts as... Read more

  • Students vote in one of many committees on the first day of the Harvard World Model United Nations (Harvard WorldMUN) at the World Forum . More than 2,500 students from more than 50 countries are discussing at the World Forum and Peace Palace international matters concerning war, peace, security and human rights. The biggest WorldMUN ever is organized in cooperation with Harvard University and Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. (ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images)

    How China’s Amateur Diplomats Teach ‘Lessons’ to Western Institutions

    When the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) prepared for its annual meeting, the organizers didn’t expect any trouble. Well, they should have expected some trouble... Read more

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    ‘The Interview’ Film You Haven’t Heard Of, But Should

    There’s a recent film produced stateside by an American director that has angered a communist nation to the nth degree across the seas. It underscores... Read more

  • A cleaner walks past a Microsoft office building in Beijing on July 31, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: Why Western Companies Are Being Targeted in China

    We all know the conventional wisdom about Western businesses in China. They’re highly respected, Western businessmen are welcomed with open arms, and so on. But... Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivers his annual policy address at the legislative council in Hong Kong on Jan. 14, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Is Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Provoking Hongkongers?

    Commentary Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying was supposed to appease the city’s citizens with solutions to their political and social angst in his annual... Read more

  • Exiled Tibetans at an event honoring the 78th birthday of the Dalai Lama, at Manag monastry in Kathmandu, India, on July 6, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bearing Witness to Tibet: A Memoir and Protest

    From Delhi to Peking I was 15 years old in January of 1973 when my father was appointed U.S. Ambassador to India. I had been... Read more

  • The Plaza Theater marquee advertises Sony Pictures' release of 'The Interview,' Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Commentators described the attempt to prevent the screening of the movie as a new threat on the American way of life. (Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

    Sony and the Ongoing War for U.S. Opinion

    America was shocked. A major Hollywood film maker had its proprietary information hacked—personal emails, scripts, unreleased footage—and spilled out onto the web. The criminals wanted... Read more

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    China Uncensored: Top 10 Craziest Stories From China in 2014

    Nazi Aliens run the US? A ban on puns? Underwater trains to America? These are just a few of the unbelievable stories that have come... Read more

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at a celebration gathering marking the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to Beijing, in Macau Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Tao)

    What Xi Jinping Really Means by ‘One Country, Two Systems’

    When Chinese leader Xi Jinping was in Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory’s return to China last week, he rehashed a familiar refrain:... Read more

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    China Uncensored: China’s Giant Spider Tank the Future of War?

    Okay, that was just an attention grabbing headline. China is not building a spider tank. Spiders have 8 legs. This tank has 11. Which is... Read more

  • Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan takes questions from reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, December 11, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: How China Turned CIA Torture Report into Propaganda

    So there are some reasons why you might think the horrendous acts of torture committed by the CIA in the name of the War on Terror... Read more

  • Tens of thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters take part in a demonstration calling for the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh following Friday prayers in Sanaa on May 13, 2011. The Arab Spring has ushered in the increased radicalization of Arab youth, which challenges the governments in the region. (GAMAL NOMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Shortcut To Deradicalization Is The Long Road

    Every Arab state, regardless of the extent to which it is involved in combating violent extremism, must recognize that there is no shortcut to defeating... Read more

  • The hands of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as he delivers brief remarks to reporters at the State Department headquarters in Washington on April 20, 2015. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Comments on Congress: For the Media, Traditional Values Still Matter

    I have been involved in politics and policymaking for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the... Read more

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham holds up an oiled glove after finding new deposits of oiled marshland in Port Sulphur, La., on Jan. 7, 2011. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

    Dispersants Sprayed in Wake of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill More Toxic Than Oil Alone

    We are still trying to fully understand the extent of the damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years ago, one of the... Read more

  • A Chinese baby in the arms of his father at a furniture store in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2015. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Backlash of China’s Birth Policy

    China’s family planning policy of the 1970s prevented an estimated 400 million additional births in the world’s most populous country. Although the “one child policy”... Read more

  • A U.S. Marine trains with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally Bulgaria on April 14, at the Novo Selo military ground. Several Balkan states are now pushing for NATO membership. (NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

    Balkans: Still Digging Toward NATO

    The first law of holes—”if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging”—still doesn’t seem to be valid in Europe, especially in the Balkan region... Read more

  • Marie Fogle Hamilton prays as she visits a memorial set up on the site where Walter Scott was killed on April 11 in North Charleston, S.C. Chad Posick argues the practice of empathy could help prevent incidents such as the Walter Scott shooting. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Empathy on the Street Helps Disarm Conflict

    By now, no one is insulated from hearing about incidents of police shootings or violence against police officers. While fatal shootings are thankfully still rare... Read more

  • David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)

    China’s Disastrous Pollution Problem Is a Lesson for All

    Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead, and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories and... Read more

  • European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks on April 15 in Brussels as the EU formally charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe's top search engine, laying the U.S. Internet giant open to a massive fine of more than $6.0 billion. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Targets Google in Competition Inquiry

    There are some specific words that are not particularly popular with the European Commission: “hi-tech,” “anti-competitive,” and “bundling” to name a few. Throw “U.S. firms”... Read more

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses MP's at the Greek Parliament in Athens on Feb. 5. Tsipras tried but failed in an April 8 visit to Moscow to get Russia to provide loans that would help Greece out of its economic crisis. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    European Union Divided Over Greek Bailout

    For a brief moment after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras touched down in Moscow last week for meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it seemed... Read more

  • Migrants arrive in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at see on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. (Giovanni Solino/AFP/Getty Images)

    Europe’s War on Migrants – While We Argue, Thousands Perish in the Mediterranean

    The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean – 700 people drowned when the overcrowded fishing vessel in which they were travelling from North Africa capsized... Read more

  • Khmer Rouge survivor Nal Oum performs "Sampeah," the Cambodian greeting or a way of showing respect, in New York, on Jan. 23, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Cambodia’s 40 Years of Black Death

    April 17, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Black Death, the anthhmer Rouge entry into Cambodia’s capitol city of Phnom Penh. The scourge that... Read more

  • A pharmacist displays antibiotics, on Oct. 20, 2010 in Mumbai, India. The overuse of antibiotics has resulted in the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant diseases. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drug Resistant Diseases Proliferating

    We were told not to do it but we did it anyway. For decades the medical and biological sciences have been warning us about the... Read more

  • A highrise APARTMENT building under construction in New York on March 31, 2105. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Poor Doors’ Highlight Social Costs of Growing Up in the Shadow of Wealth

    One of New York City’s newest luxury apartment buildings recently started accepting applications for low-income renters who will use a controversial “poor door”—a separate entrance... Read more

  • A group of men run past an H&R Block on April 15, 2015 in New York City. Today is the deadline for filing federal income taxes.  (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Why Most of Us Procrastinate in Filing Our Taxes—and Why It Doesn’t Make Any Sense

    April 15, a day most of us dread, is here. Have you filed your taxes yet? Economists believe most people are rational calculating machines, but... Read more

  • Students walk to campus past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 24. Rolling Stone published a story alleging a rape by seven members of Phi Kappa Psi in November. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Four Ways to Lessen Campus Rapes

    Campus rapes and sexual assaults can be reduced. It will take multiple approaches. One key is for victims to feel willing to report the crime... Read more

  • People touch the soil during the burial of Anjela Nyokabi, who was killed during the April 2 attack on Garissa University in northeastern Kenya, in her home village of Kiambu on April 10. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kenya’s Garissa Attack Wasn’t Just a Tragedy. It Was Blowback

    The old anti-war song, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” has the refrain “When will they ever learn?” That’s what came to mind after al-Shabab’s... Read more

  • African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) soldiers patrol following a car bombing in the Wardhigley District south of Mogadishu on Feb. 27, 2015. AMISOM troops in have been accused of widespread sexual abuse. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sexual Terror and Impunity in Somalia

    Two summers ago, a Somali mother publicly recounted a harrowing experience of sexual abuse and humiliation at the hands of African Union troops in Mogadishu... Read more

  • Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain (R) attends a welcoming ceremony with Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping in Beijing on Feb. 19, 2014. Difficulties in arranging a visit By Xi Jinping to Pakistan have invited speculation about the state of the China–Pakkistan relationship. (ADRIAN BRADSHAW/AFP/Getty Images)

    China–Pakistan: A Strategic Relationship in the Shadows

    The China–Pakistan relationship has inspired plenty of florid language, invoking “iron brothers” whose “all-weather friendship” is “higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the oceans.”... Read more

  • The 2014 New York University graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y., on May 21, 2014. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Confronting Tradition in the Classroom

    It’s April, and those of us residing in the northeastern United States continue to shelter our bodies in sweatpants and hide away under blankets, waiting... Read more

  • David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)

    Who Says a Better World Is Impossible?

    Cars, air travel, space exploration, television, nuclear power, high-speed computers, telephones, organ transplants, prosthetic body parts… At various times these were all deemed impossible. I’ve... Read more

  • More thoughts on how monarch butterflies could use a helping hand (Fuse/Thinkstock)

    Cut Herbicides and Pesticides to Help Monarch Butterflies

    Dear Editor, A milkweed planting program probably would help the monarch butterflies, of probably much greater benefit to this threatened inset species would be a... Read more

  • An orchard fan is exhibited on opening day of the World Ag Expoin in Tulare, Calif., on Feb. 10, 2015.  (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Global Temperature Nonsense

    Dear Editor, The EPA is speaking nonsense when they talk about “global temperature.” It makes no more sense to calculate an average temperature for a... Read more

  • A store boarded up to protect the windows from being broken in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 24, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    We Hope for Wisdom to Move Forward After Ferguson

    Dear Editor: Unfortunately, the riots seem to be spreading nationwide in America. It’s so discouraging to see how many blacks in America still feel marginalized,... Read more

  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks to the media after announcing a 16-member Ferguson Commission on Nov. 18, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 16 member commission is being brought together to study issues that have arisen since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    We Are St. Louis, Too

    Dear America, Heartbroken. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s Ferguson Commission is heartbreaking. Ferguson cannot be a black and white issue figuratively or literally. My St. Louis... Read more

  • Ebola Versus Tobacco

    Dear Editor: I find the reaction of our national leaders and the media to the Ebola issue to be somewhat bizarre. They are treating Ebola... Read more

  • Clean Water for the Hudson

    Dear Editor: Re: David Lillard’s article “Supreme Court Denies Water Flows Downhill, EPA Proves Otherwise” published on Oct. 29. On the 42nd anniversary of the... Read more

  • Letters on Horse-Drawn Carriages

    Epoch Times recently published “Horse-Drawn Carriages: Which Side Are You On?” Among the responses from readers were the following: No Financial Interest To the Editor... Read more

  • NY City Council Addressing Seniors’ Needs

    To the Editor:(re: Epoch Times article “Seniors to Make Up Nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers by 2035,” Sept. 2) I appreciate your coverage of... Read more

  • Charity Unseen, But Not Forgotten

    Regarding the article “Judith Davies: For the Love of Dance.” I would like to highlight something that Ms. Davies did not elaborate on.  I am... Read more

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    Readers Weigh In on GMO: ‘Eating Mad Scientist Projects,’ and the Right to Know

    On June 4 Epoch Times covered the progress of a state GMO food labeling bill. Among the many responses to “Finish Line Visible for New... Read more

  • Year-Round Earth Day

    Dear Editor: Let us celebrate Earth Day, April 22, all year long. Besides recycling newspapers, magazines, glass, plastics, old medicines, paints, and cleaning materials, there... Read more

  • A Move in the Wrong Direction

    Dear Editor: Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have decided to scrap the anti-terrorism program in Muslim communities. This move in my opinion... Read more

  • Climate Change Politics

    Dear Editor: Recently we’ve seen a flurry of articles and initiatives, spawned by the White House, to refocus on climate change. Whether this is a... Read more

  • Change the Constitution—or Change Congress?

    To the Editor: Is a convention a good idea? Many good patriots have given a Convention of the States (COS) a thumbs up, trusting the... Read more

  • Black Unemployment and Immigration

    To the Editor: Martin Luther King Jr. strove for racial equality and that equality has been achieved in many arenas. However, it is still lacking... Read more

  • State Department at Fault for the Benghazi Attacks

    To the Editor: The deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack by militants on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, was preventable and it was the fault... Read more

  • Erosion of Rights

    Dear Editor, Federal agencies like the IRS are out of control and it’s only going to get worse. Under the Obama administration, overreaching federal regulations... Read more

  • A Hamburger Today

    Dear Editor, It would not be difficult to find $6.4 billion out of a $3 trillion budget to pay for extending unemployment benefits three more... Read more

  • Which Mayoral Candidate Will Help the Rising Homeless and Housing-Displaced Population?

    Identifying a potential candidate for my city has become a conundrum of sorts. As a service provider in the New York City shelter system, I... Read more

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    A Superb Newspaper

    Dear Epoch Times, I am writing to thank you for creating a superb newspaper, week after week. Every Friday I look forward to receiving your... Read more


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