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Becoming a doctor? The costs and the rewards

Recently, I was asked to speak on a topic assignment with a national television news organization with respect to a countrywide breaking story titled: "Nine out of 10 Physicians Unwilling to Recommend Health Care as a Profession, Exacerbating Anticipated Physician Shortage."

Belarus's President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a briefing in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  In a televised broadcast on Friday, Lukashenko asked the country's interior minister to press charges against Russia's top food safety official, alleging charges of "damaging the state" because Russia stopped the import of Belarusian products due to quality issues and suspicions that Belarus resells EU-made dairy products that are banned in Russia.  The Kremlin responded to the outburst, listing the loans and reduced taxes that Russia gave to Belarus.  (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP) **FILE**

Menacing Russia, cowering Belarus -- trouble in the Union State

Many in the West don't realize that after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and Belarus, its smaller neighbor to the west, set up their own mini-political combination, dubbed the "Union State." Belarus -- literally, "White Russia -- historically has been controlled by Moscow, with some periods ruled by Moscow's archrival throughout the ages, Poland.

Protesters cheer at the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Will conservatives ever get in the fight?

When President Trump won the election, the left went nuts, and it wasn't just the crazy far-left activists who lost it. Liberals en masse have used boycott pressure to push corporations to do their will. When will conservatives give these left-leaning companies a taste of their own medicine?

In this July 12, 2016 photo, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joins Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Westfield, Ind. Over the past two decades, Trump has disagreed with his vice-presidential pick on plenty of political issues, including immigration policy, entitlement programs and trade. On social issues above all, Trump and Pence arrive at the 2016 general election from very different paths. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Trump has historic opportunity on budget, entitlements

In less than three weeks, President Trump will address a joint session of Congress. He is expected to offer up his thoughts on taxes and spending, and while the markets have rallied since his election on the expectation of major tax reform, the question on everyone's mind is, will he also take the opportunity to acknowledge the possibility of serious entitlement reform?

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Soros-infected State Department plays political games in Albania

Any move by a U.S. diplomat meant to support only one party over another in a foreign country is anti-democratic, un-American and inconsistent with what the United States stands for. Creating a captive justice system for one party is the exact opposite of what was intended by Albania's judicial reforms.

Do you know yourself?

While driving near campus the other day, I noticed a student who was obviously visually impaired. I could tell he was panicked as he continued to walk in the same circle over again, unable to get his bearings and figure out where he was.

During February's American Heart Month, many of us will "Go Red For Women" so we can raise awareness, encourage action, and save lives that are lost too early. (AP Photo)

American Heart Month: Take good care of your ticker

Keeping our heart healthy and strong at every age is indeed as the American Heart Association underscores, "what we all need to take to heart." February is designated American Heart Month, dedicated to cardiovascular health and raising awareness about heart disease.

Miss Liberty Gets the Boot Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Attacks on American liberty must be countered

What does it mean for a country to have a presidential adviser say, as Steve Bannon is reported to have said last summer, that he aims to "blow everything up" and "destroy the existing social and political order?" It means uncertainty.

U.S. Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black full remarks at National Prayer Breakfast (Screen-shot from C-SPAN video embedded below)

Two highlights from the National Prayer Breakfast

Two highlights from the National Prayer Breakfast are better seen the read. First, the Christian band Mercy Me performed "I Can Only Imagine," with a brief and moving word of testimony given by lead singer Bart Millard just before the song. Then, Barry Black, U.S. Senate Chaplain, delivered the keynote address--and "brought the roof down."