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Fixing America’s Unemployment Crisis

Danny Newell, an unemployed logger, at his home in Indian Township, Maine, on Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Danny Newell, an unemployed logger, at his home in Indian Township, Maine, on Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

What has been called a “quiet catastrophe” has been unfolding in America: the collapse of work for millions of America’s men, and, more recently, for...




  • Vterans Anthony Anderson (L) and Tom Voss during their 2,700 mile walk from Wisconsin to California during the fall and winter of 2013–2014. (Courtesy of Almost Sunrise)

    Healing Our Warriors

    Tom Voss’s unit fired a warning shot, but the truck kept speeding towards them. So they shot to kill. It was Iraq more than 10... Read more

  • A plow kicks up dust as it passes an oil well in Arvin near Bakersfield, Calif., in this file photo. (David McNew/Getty Images)

    Oil Drilling Wastewater Used to Irrigate ‘America’s Salad Bowl’

    More than half the country’s vegetables, fruits, and nuts are grown in California’s Central Valley, often called “America’s salad bowl.” The valley is also oil... Read more

  • Software developer John McAfee at the Epoch Times headquaters in New York on Nov. 16, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    John McAfee on the Erosion of Privacy and Freedom

    NEW YORK—John McAfee, who created the world’s first antivirus computer program, VirusScan, in 1987, and became a news sensation in 2012 when he was on... Read more

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    Small Retailers Face Threats at Every Turn

    NEW YORK—Small retail stores across the country are facing unprecedented pressures that go beyond the normal ebb and flow. High rents have finally cracked a... Read more

  • It's Sunny Guo's mission to tell people of the free world about the persecution because it has deeper implications. "This is not just related to us. It is related to everybody, every life in this world,” she said. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

    ‘I Can’t Enjoy the Free World’ Says Former Prisoner of Conscience

    SAN FRANCISCO—Two years ago, Sunny Guo, a then 47-year-old Chinese housewife, came alone to America to start a new life, one free of religious persecution... Read more

  • In this photograph taken on July 9, 2012, a Pakistani shipyard worker uses a blow torch to cut through a metal platform of a vessel beached and being dismantled at one of the 127 ship-breaking plots in Geddani, some 40Kms west of Karachi.  Geddani's ship-breaking yards employ some 10,000 workers including welders, cleaners, crane operators and worker supervisors. The yards are one of the largest ship-breaking operations in the world rivaling in size those located in India and Bangladesh. It takes 50 workers about three months to break down a midsize average transport sea vessel of about 40,000 tonnes. The multimillion-dollar ship-breaking industry contributes significantly to the national supply of steel to Pakistani industries. For a six-day working week of hard and often dangerous work handling asbestos, heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), employees get paid about 300 USD a month of which half is spent on food and rent for run-down rickety shacks near the yards, a labour representative told AFP.     AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT        (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/GettyImages)

    Is America Solving, or Just Exporting, Its Environmental Problems?

    As regulations around toxic substances have tightened in the United States, American companies have increasingly looked to foreign markets where regulations are more lax. For... Read more

  • Elana Duffy, a veteran after 10 years in the military, in New York City, Nov. 3, 2016.(Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Scars on the Inside: Unpacking Trauma After 10 Years in the Military

    NEW YORK—”There are days that I haven’t talked to anyone about. I know it’s spinning around in there, and I know the words, but I... Read more

  • More than 300,000 people take part in the People's Climate Change march, considered to be the largest climate change march in history, in New York on Sept. 21, 2014. The emphasis on sustainability on college campuses. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Portrait of the Millennial Generation, Through the Lens of Liberal Education

    NEW YORK—Clayton Colaw, a millennial working on his master’s in sustainability at Columbia University, sees many things in the business world he thinks he can... Read more

  • An immigrant mother and child from Honduras wait to take a bus to Florida from McAllen, Texas, on Aug. 19. After crossing the border, families are given temporary legal documents by U.S. Border Patrol, then sent to their destination city, where they apply for political asylum. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Influx From Central America Pushes Immigration Courts to Brink

    NEW YORK—It is in a windowless room on the 14th floor of a federal building in downtown Manhattan that many hopeful immigrants learn their fate... Read more

  • A woman casts her ballot for the Michigan presidential primary at a polling station in Warren, Mich., on March 8, 2016.
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    How Secure Is Your Vote?

    While a decentralized voting system can safeguard against massive hacking, a small-scale hack in a swing state could be enough to alter an election.  On Nov... Read more

  • Cleveland police watch demonstrators block Public Square iduring a protest over the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    How Flawed Are National Policing Statistics?

    Police statistics are used to sway major policy decisions and channel billions of dollars in funding. The statistics can boost or undermine police legitimacy—an important... Read more

  • Prop 14 Comes Back to Roost

      Proposition 14, or the Top Two Primaries Act, approved by California’s voters in 2010, was supposed to be an uptick in the way California... Read more

  • The Borough of Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 11, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Little County in a Swing State

    JIM THORPE, Pa.—Most citizens of Carbon County are not your shout-from-the-rooftop types. And it’s a brave soul who openly reveals their pick for president this... Read more

  • Job seekers line up to apply for one of 2,000 openings with Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins in this file photo. (Joe Readle/Getty Images)

    America’s Hidden Unemployment Crisis

    In a June 6 speech to the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the U.S. economy was “now fairly... Read more

  • Liliana Mai, an art teacher from Temecula Middle School, creates Gesso Italiano (Italian chalk art) on the street in Little Italy, San Diego, Calif., on October 9. (Jane Yang)

    Gesso Italiano (Chalk Art) at the San Diego Little Italy Fiesta

    The 22nd San Diego Little Italy FIESTA! cultural festival took place on Oct. 9. The full-day event claimed 15 out of 48 blocks of Downtown San Diego’s famous Little Italy... Read more

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    Russia’s Power Play in Syria

    Just a few short weeks ago, U.S.–Russia relations were poised for a post-Soviet breakthrough that could have seen them join forces to target the ISIS terrorist... Read more

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