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

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...




  • 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

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    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

  • A file photo of forensic investigators covering a dead victim. (36clicks/iStock)

    Autopsies Are Linchpins in Prosecution, Oversight Needed

    Dear Editor, When deaths in police custody occur, riots, property damage and other civilian injuries and more deaths often ensue.  Society turns to medical examiners to provide... Read more

  • In this Dec. 15, 2014 photo, courier Stephen Werts loads packages onto a truck for delivery at a FedEx facility, in Marietta, Ga. FedEx reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Save Our Jobs in Services

    Dear Editor, Although we hear little about it, we should be concerned about pending legislation that could destroy our sovereignty as a free and independent... Read more

  • Former Mexican President Vicente Fox (2000-2006) during a briefing with international press at a hotel in Mexico City on Sept. 22, 2014. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Business-Class Ideologues Tell Us What Aspirations to Have

    A reader weighs in on Vicente Fox’s opinions on business. Vicente Fox is a Mexican businessman and former president of Mexico. Dear Editor, Vicente Fox... Read more

  • A homeless man along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, on May 18, 2015. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Avoiding Shelters, NYC Homeless Need Alternative Support

    Your August 1st article, “Thousands of Homeless Sleep on NYC Streets, Here’s Why They Don’t Have To,” underscores the need for those at the city... 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


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