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'Silver, Sword and Stone' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Silver, Sword and Stone'

Lately, we've read and heard and seen a great deal about our southern border and the waves of immigrants seeking to enter the United States, but that's news, not knowledge.

Qu Dongyu from China, one of the candidates for the Director-General position of the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization), arrives to address a plenary meeting of the 41st Session of the Conference, at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The new FAO Director-General will be voted on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) **FILE**

U.S. needs to respond to rising Chinese influence in the United Nations

As China becomes more powerful economically and militarily, its influence and presence in the United Nations will likewise grow. The U.S. cannot reverse this trend entirely, which is based on political and financial realities. Given China's priorities, however, the U.S. and like-minded nations cannot neglect the ramifications of this trend.

Police work near the scene where authorities say several people were shot, at least one fatally, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Solutions for Baltimore start with civil society, not government

The recent uproar over the crime and despair in Baltimore has shined a national spotlight on the fact that people have been waiting years for government solutions to fix the problems plaguing America's inner cities -- solutions that seldom, if ever, come.

Global Tree Planting Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Mehriban Aliyeva: Azerbaijan's first lady of tree planting

While the American public continues to debate the ways in which to tackle the consequences of climate change, the Mehriban Aliyeva is quietly pursuing a tactic that can become a global model for how to address CO2 emissions without politicizing the issue; namely, planting trees.

Homeless tents are shown along a street in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

They've lost their minds in San Francisco

San Francisco, a city described in song for its natural beauty, is descending into an abyss of homelessness, the use of sidewalks as toilets and a place you might not want to visit, much less live.

'Ball of Collusion' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Ball of Collusion'

In proceedings reportedly leaked from an internal meeting of The New York Times top staffers with Executive Editor Dean Baquet (they leak there, too), Mr. Baquet matter-of-factly observed that "We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well." But things didn't work out as planned, "Now have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story."

Illustration on the 1619 projects claims by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A reality check of The 1619 Project

The New York Times has created what they refer to as The 1619 Project, whose goal "is to reframe American history, making it explicit how slavery is the foundation on which this country is built.

Asset Growth Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Sticking with stocks in a volatile market

These are vexing times for ordinary folks saving and investing for college expenses and retirement. With stocks exhibiting extreme volatility and growth slowing in all the major economies, many individual investors are rebalancing portfolios toward bonds -- savvy investors will resist this temptation and stick with stocks.

Russia's Skyfall

"Skyfall" is not just the title of the best-ever James Bond movie. It's also the NATO designation for Russia's experimental SSC-X-9 cruise missile.

'Nights in White Castle' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Nights in White Castle'

While coming of age in the 1980s, young people witnessed numerous changes in technology, politics and many other fields. Yet the timeless task of facing one's future was as daunting as ever. It was also quite funny.

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