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  • Paying Doctors for Outcomes Could Backfire

    Medical disparities experienced by economically disadvantaged people and racial and ethnic minorities may increase with performance-based payments for primary care providers, according to a new... Read more

  • PURSUING STUFF: Flat screen televisions for sale are seen at a retail store April 30 in New York.  (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    The Mother of All Environmental Problems

    It was Mother’s Day, and the staff of the independent-living community where my mother resides had arranged a nice luncheon, with roses for all the... Read more

  • Take a Luddite to Lunch (and Turn Off the Phone)

    A young man who is studying photography in graduate school sits on an early morning express train heading from the suburbs of New Jersey to... Read more

  • Ash and smoke bellow from the Eyjafjallaj&#246kull volcano as the volcano is seen from Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, on April 20, 2010. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trapped Between Fight and Flight

    Clear skies. Lilac-tinged deep sunsets. Peace and quiet, punctuated only by the warbling of birds and the soft rustling of leaves. A bitter irony then... Read more

  • Thai bar girls wait for customers outside a bar in Sungai Kolok, in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat. (Madaree Tohlala/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Unrelenting Scourge of Child Prostitution

    NEW YORK—Their names are Chandrika, Hamida, Amod, Madhuri, Maria, or Jenny. And as varied as these children’s names are their nationalities: Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Nicaraguan,... Read more

  • THANKS: The Epoch Times News Group joins the people of China in thanking Google for ending its censorship of search results. A card, a letter, and flowers are placed on the Google logo at its China headquarters building on March 23 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    The Epoch Times News Group Applauds Google’s Ending Censorship

    The Epoch Times News Group, which is the media outlet most frequently blocked by the Chinese communist regime, compliments Google on its decision to stop... Read more

  • Australian Consul General Tom Connor is surrounded by journalists while making a statement outside the Shanghai Court on March 23, where the diplomatically sensitive trial of an Australian executive of mining giant Rio Tinto was in its second day. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rio Tinto Exec Stern Hu Needs Diplomatic Pressure to Save Him

    Australian citizen Stern Hu, a top executive in Rio Tinto’s iron ore division in China, has apparently admitted to taking bribes, but former Chinese diplomat... Read more

  • Canadian David Matas said his advocacy for human rights is as much about supporting the victims of rights abuse as it is about raising awareness to stop the abuse.  (Woody Wu/AFP/Getty Images)

    Combating the Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs

    David Matas' speech to the International Society for Human Rights, Bern, Switzerland, January 16, 2010, on receipt of the Swiss Section Human Rights Prize: Four... Read more

  • Memorial Park, Islandbridge,where the Irish National War Memorial commemorates the estimated

    Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

    It is usually during the month of November that we look into events from the past. During the long winter nights our thoughts drift back... Read more

  • The shadows from a group of tourists are cast onto an original section of the Berlin Wall in Bernauer Strasse, central Berlin, on Nov. 8.  (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

    Collapse of Communism Started in Poland

    Twenty years ago today the Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Iron Curtain dividing the world into two blocs: the free world and the communist... Read more

  • OPENING REMARKS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses guests during the opening ceremony of the 61st Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt October 13, 2009. (Torsten Silz/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Tale of Power Struggle at the Frankfurt Book Fair

    This year’s Frankfurt Book Fair became notorious for how the Chinese state, as guest of honor, tried to use its influence to silence Chinese dissidents... Read more

  • NYC Councilmember John Liu in his Flushing office talks to media before opening his office to constituents who wanted to appeal. He turned away a number of Falun Gong practitioners who had been trying to see him for weeks, yet ushered in several people who had been arrested in connection with violence against Falun Gong. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    New York City Faces Dangerous Choice in General Election

    NEW YORK CITY—New York City has an election next week and, however cynical many of the city’s voters may have become about politicians, one candidate... Read more

  • The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Thorbjoern Jagland shows a picture of 2009 Nobel peace prize laureate, Barack Obama, after the announcement of the winner in Oslo 9 October 2009.  (Daniel Sannum Lauten/AFP/Getty Images)

    Has Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama Tarnished Its Image?

    Has awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama tarnished its image? That depends on who one asks and who one listens to. On Friday,... Read more

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    Empire State Building Turns a Disgusting Hue

    The Empire State Building, a New York City and American icon, will turn red and yellow on Wednesday and Thursday in celebration of the 60th... Read more

  • NY councilman John Liu was on the site when large groups of pro-CCP Chinese assaulted Falun Gong practitioners in front of the Queens Library in Flushing on May 20.  (The Epoch Times)

    Chinese Communist Party Subverts Democracies and Rights Abroad

    A series of recent articles in The Epoch Times have pointed to a close and apparently growing relationship between comptroller candidate John Liu and Chinese... Read more

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    At the RNC Press Conference …

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  • US President Barack Obama listens as Ben Bernanke speaks at the Oak Bluffs school on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on August 25, 2009. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bernanke: The Only Viable Choice for Fed

    President Barack Obama this week nominated Ben S. Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.  Bernanke led the Fed during one... Read more

  • South Korean conservative activists stage an anti-North korea rally outside a state human rights committee in Seoul, 18 October 2007, denouncing human rights abuses in North Korea. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

    Take Caution When Engaging Totalitarian Regimes

    Two recent cases shed light on the dangers of engaging totalitarian regimes. On March 17, American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were arrested at... Read more

  • Captain America Is Dead. Long Live Captain America

    The last eight years have seen a decline in the ideals America stood for. The American people have been more concerned about their own safety... Read more

  • An 'historic high' of more than one billion people around the world now do not get enough food and the international economic crisis has fuelled the surge, said FAO general director Jacques Diouf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at a press conference June 19 in Rome. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

    Global Food Crisis Waits to Return

    As the world begins to move beyond the financial crisis, the global food crisis that occupied center stage in 2008 seems relegated to collective amnesia... Read more

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