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  • People listen to Taps during an event to honor Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Memorial Day: Respect, Reverence, Reawakening

    America must pause to honor all who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our nation must be reawakened by igniting a fire... Read more

  • German anti-Bolshevik poster from 1919. (Public Domain)

    Retracing the Red Terror in Soviet Russia

    In August 1918, a woman shot and nearly killed Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as he toured a factory in Moscow. The assassin was Fanya Kaplan,... Read more

  • "The Storming of the Bastille", Visible in the center is the arrest of Bernard René Jourdan, m de Launay (1740-1789). (Creative Commons/Wikimedia)

    The Dark Origins of Communism: Part 1 of 3

    If you were to ask most people about the origins of communism, they’d likely point to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, authors of “The Communist... Read more

  • Piet Mondrian. (Public domain)

    Abstract Art Is an Absurd Inversion of American Values

    Perhaps the oddest twist in the history and mythology of abstract art was the U.S. State Department’s advocacy of abstract expressionist work—from Jackson Pollock’s notorious... Read more

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    The Memories of Lev Kopelev: From Enthusiastic Marxist to Exiled Scholar

    The Russian-born Lev Kopelev, a disillusioned communist, was something of a legend in Germany where he was invited to give lectures at many universities. But... Read more

  • Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani celebrate after he won the presidential election  in Tehran, Iran on May 20, 2017.  (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

    Iranian Elections Pose Questions

    The lesser of two evils is still…evil. Make no bones about it. (Re)elected President Hassan Rouhani is a “moderate” only in Iran’s distorted political spectrum... Read more

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on May 22, 2017.
(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rouhani Re-election Shows Preference for Moderation

    Hassan Rouhani was re-elected easily as Iran’s president last week, obtaining 57 percent of 41 million votes cast against only 15.7 million for his main... Read more

  • MORGANTOWN, WV - MAY 18:  Area residents and members of the military participate in the "Tribute To Heroes" ceremony which celebrates the sacrifices area veterans have made for the country on May 18, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. West Virginia, a state where President Donald Trump won in a landslide by defeating Hillary Clinton 67.9 percent to 26.2 percent, is also one of the nations poorest states where nearly one in five West Virginians struggled to afford basic necessities in 2015. The state was historically dependent on coal mining and manufacturing. With coal mines closing, the state has witnessed a surge in male unemployment and an epidemic of opioid use among its population.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Armed Forces: Honor, Leadership, Protecting America

    On Saturday, May 20, America will celebrate Armed Forces Day. It is commemorated annually, on the third Saturday of each May, to express gratitude for... Read more

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    Unvaccinated Children Have Much Lower Rates of Chronic Illness, Jackson State Study Finds

    The first peer-reviewed study comparing health outcomes of vaccinated children versus unvaccinated was recently published in the Journal of Translational Science by epidemiologists from the... Read more

  • The University of Vienna in the early 1900s. Founded in the late 19th century, the Austrian school of economics developed the ideas of classic liberalism into a coherent economic philosophy. Many of its scholars started out at the University of Vienna.

    The Economic School You’ve Never Heard Of

    Mainstream economics is under heavy pressure. Consistently wrong policies and forecasts have damaged the field dubbed “the dismal science.” But what do critics propose should supersede... Read more

  • NAFTA was among the issues discussed when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017.  The existence of the trade agreement is now in the balance. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    The Pros and Cons of NAFTA

    With the Trump administration continuing to threaten to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, some Canadian trade experts say scrapping the 23-year-old deal... Read more

  • TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY REMY ZAKA - People parade with a Trojan horse during an historical reenactment in front of the amphitheatre as part of the third edition of the Roman Games on April 28, 2012 in Nimes, southern France. The event, that focused this year on the Trojan war, runs until April 29.  AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT        (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/GettyImages)

    Trojan Horse in the Heart of America

    The legend of the Trojan horse is ever-new, illuminating dire lessons to be learned due to contemporary issues in America. Our country is in desperate... Read more

  • President Donald Trump (R) meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trade Challenges: United States, Canada, and China

    Complaining about Canadian softwood-lumber and dairy products, President Trump seems unaware that Canada is currently the No. 1 market for 35 U.S. states. According to... Read more

  • Trucks wait in a long queue for border customs control to cross into the U.S. at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, on Feb. 2, 2017. (REUTERS/Jorge Duenes)

    International Trade and the Trump Administration

    For decades, international trade and concurrent “trade agreements” have been touted by economists as the epitome of the “good thing” in economic and fiscal terms... Read more

  • A leopard at the Mashatu game reserve, Botswana on July 25, 2010. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

    Sublime Silence: In Praise of a Necessary Predator, the Leopard

    The leopard haunts the forests and lurks in the shadows of the savannahs of Asia and Africa, like a stealthy ghost born in equal measure... Read more

  • A German and a Soviet officer shaking hands at the end of the Invasion of Poland. The Nazi and communist regimes divided the country in two and visited great suffering upon the inhabitants. (	Unknown war correspondent/TASS/Public Domain)

    Darkness of Victory: The Communist Factor in World War II

    In April 1945, the Third Reich was on its last legs. Triumphant armies from multiple countries were advancing on German soil from all directions. Among... Read more

  • A man reads an article by The New York Times on Donald Trump during a protest outside the new Trump International Hotel at the old post office in Washington on Oct. 26, 2016. (Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

    Media Bubbles, Groupthink, and Intolerance

    To their credit, journalists have been trying to understand the train wreck that happened early on the morning of Nov. 9, 2016. I refer, of... Read more

  • WASHINGTON - MAY 15:  Memphis, Tennessee, Police Officer Nick Koonce makes a pencil rubbing from the memorial wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Koonce made a rubbing of the name of Officer John Sykes, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty in 1982. Koonce did not know Sykes but said "It was his story I took to my heart every day when I was on the street." Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country and around the world came to Washington for the 21st annual National Police Week, a convention organized by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    National Police Week: Honoring Ethical Protectors

    As America prepares to commemorate National Police Week, we must pause to honor all who serve our communities, especially those who have offered the ultimate... Read more

  • Adapted from a Cultural Revolution-era poster emblazoned with the words "Smash the Old World, Establish the New World." (The Epoch Times)

    The Dystopian Principles of Real Communism

    In the age of “social justice” and other progressive creeds in prevailing Western discourse, the tragedies of millions of people in dozens of countries living... Read more

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    DTP Vaccine Increases Mortality in Young Infants 5 to 10-Fold Compared to Unvaccinated Infants

    For many years, public health advocates have vainly urged the CDC and WHO to conduct studies comparing vaccinated vs. unvaccinated populations to measure overall health... Read more

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