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  • Police patrol an area which has witnessed an explosion in the use of K2 or 'Spice', a synthetic marijuana drug, in East Harlem in New York City on Sept. 16, 2015.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    America’s Drug Crisis Demands Police-Community Unity

    Police-community unity is critical to maintaining law, order, and civility in American society. As detailed in my May 1, 2015 Epoch Times article, “Principles of... Read more

  • A man wearing a T-shirt with the portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara in San Jose on May 1, 2011.     (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Was Che Guevara a Hero or Murderer?

    “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” These are the words of Mahatma Gandhi. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 6, 2017, after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in response to this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Trump: Neither an Isolationist nor an Adventurer

    The world’s policeman is back on the beat. That is the overriding message sent by the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that bombed Syria’s Shayrat air... Read more

  • Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty that deals with the mechanism for departure is pictured near an EU flag following Britain's referendum results to leave the European Union, in this photo illustration taken in Brussels, Belgium on June 24, 2016. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Illustration)

    UK Can Still Exit Brexit

    Many international friends of Great Britain hope that after 43 years of EU membership, some democratically legitimate way to reverse the consultative Brexit vote result... Read more

  • A protester outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 13, 2017.
(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brexit Prompts Bombast as Prime Minister May Invokes Article 50

    The sky did not fall. Brexit happened and, ho-hum, life continued apace. The flocks of “Chicken Littles” needed something new to cluck about. This came... Read more

  • Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin speaks at a rally in March 1917. (Goldshtein G./Public Domain)

    How Lenin’s Bolsheviks Brought Communism to Russia

    All throughout 1917, the toils of war and cascading revolutionary activity overturned the Russian Czarist government and established the left-leaning but democratically principled Provisional Government... Read more

  • OxyContin pills at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt., on Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    America’s Opioid Crisis: The Heart of the Solution

    As immediately as an Internet search on opioid addiction and dependence begins, the severity of the crisis is illuminated by a public health alert. The... Read more

  • Communist troops in the Chinese civil war. Here, tanks of the People's Liberation Army participate in the Liaoshen Campaign, which brought the city of Changchun under siege in 1948. (Public Domain)

    Siege of Changchun: Memories From a Communist Famine

    In June 4, 2006, the Chinese state-run Xinwenhua Bao in Jilin Province reported that a large number of skeletons had been unearthed during excavation for... Read more

  • (Narong Jongsirikul/Shutterstock)

    America’s Culture of Deception: The Art of the Con

    Truth is the indispensable moral sanction for a healthy society. Whenever there is deception, or the misrepresentation of truth, the moral order required by society... Read more

  • Prisoner labor at the construction of the White Sea – Baltic Canal, 1931–33 (Public Domain)

    The Frigid Story of a Girl in the Soviet Gulag

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago” is required reading for Russian high school students. The book is a first-hand account describing the horrors of the repressive Soviet labor... Read more

  • Oberbürgermeister Haken, a "Philosopher's Ship" (Public Domain)

    The ‘Philosophers’ Ships’ That Were Used to Silence Early Soviet Intellectuals

    In 1922, five years after the communist Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, numerous academics, journalists, professors, students, philosophers, and other intellectuals were exiled by Vladimir Lenin, leader... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, bottles of prescription drugs: Lipitor, TriCor, Plavix, Singulair, Lexapro and Avapro are displayed at Medco Health Solutions Inc., in Willingboro, N.J. U.S. spending on prescription drugs rose 8.5 percent last year, slightly less than in 2014, driven mainly by growing use of ultra-expensive new drugs and price hikes on other medicines. A report from data firm IMS Health estimates patients, insurers, government programs and other payers spent a combined $309.5 billion last year on prescription medicines. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Canada vs. the US: Inaccessible ‘Free’ or Unavailable Paid Health Care

    Canadians have a strong attachment to Medicare, our universal government-run health care system, although many want it to focus more on prevention, the social determinants... Read more

  • The HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Republicans Can’t Square Health Care Circle

    We are outliving our design specifications. The ages-old, Biblical projection of a “three score and 10” life expectancy is being regularly exceeded. Seventy may not... Read more

  • Officers of the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau receive orders on where they will be patroling, at their headquarters on Randall's Island in New York on Aug. 11, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    NYPD Leaders Exemplify Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect

    These words, highlighting the achievements of the NYPD, are detailed on the New York City government website: “For the past 25 years the NYPD has... Read more

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committe hearing on Russian Intelligence Activities on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., on Jan. 10, 2017. (TASOS KATOPODIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Can Trump Fire FBI Director James Comey?

    The job of FBI Director could be up for grabs soon, as James Comey, a man both reviled by Democrats and Republicans, may be on... Read more

  • One of many 1950s Chinese parades showing support for the communist political movement. (Public Domain)

    The Biggest Anti-Intellectual Movement in History

    Throughout history, intellectuals have been frequent targets of tyrannical regimes to suppress political dissent. But Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong himself boasted about taking it a step... Read more

  • Jennifer Zeng, (L) the main character in the award winning documentary "Free China", with her daughter Melody at the Australian premier in Sydney. (Shar Adams/Epoch Times)

    Valuable Advice and Embarrassing Questions in Beijing

    Jennifer Zeng is a Chinese Falun Gong practitioner who was persecuted for her faith by the communist regime and now resides in the United States. Read more... Read more

  • President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama have both had their run-ins with the press. (Win McNamee/Getty Images; NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Presidents and Press Freedom: Obama Versus Trump

    While President Donald Trump’s war with the mainstream media continues to sizzle and pundits express outrage over his disdain for the press, they seem to... Read more

  • Three children, dead from starvation, in November or December of 1921 in Russia. (Fridtjof Nansen)

    Why Do We Find Communist Art So Acceptable?

    Despite the untold horrors and cruelties of communist movements, it seems that some of our social institutions still don’t get it. As I write this... Read more

  • Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    CNN Sensationalizes Sean Hannity Stunt

    The media’s continuous and seemingly desperate quest for ratings just sunk to a new low. CNN reporter Dylan Byers claimed sources told him that Fox... Read more

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