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Illustration on America's resistance to Socialism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How the free market trumps socialism

Since 2018, attacks on free enterprise and the promotion of socialist economic ideas have been more prevalent in our country than at any time since the turn of the 19th century.

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Let Taiwan into U.N. now

Kudos for writing and presenting a thoughtful and reasoned editorial that calls on President Trump to support Taiwan joining the U.N. ("Advancing Taiwan's status at the U.N.," Web, Sept. 16).

Why silence on drug deaths?

Unnecessary loss of human life is tragic irrespective of the cause. Thus, it seems beyond strange to learn that drug deaths occur six times more frequently than gun homicides — but are dismissed with scarcely a note of concern. Indeed, we are told these fatalities (70,000 per year) are "non-violent." Does that mean they should be ignored and drug use should be more broadly legalized and accepted as a societal norm?

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BOOK REVIEW: 'What We really Do All Day'

One-thousand-four-hundred-and-forty minutes. Twenty-four hours. One day. Time is the great equalizer, available and necessary to each of us.

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Why the G-7 is irrelevant

The world has changed since the establishment of the G-7. No longer are these economies the most important in the world. Italy, Canada, even Germany and France, have drifted into socialist zombie land, unable to grow or realize their potential.

In this Aug. 25, 2019, photo, U.S President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands following a news conference at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, to announce that the U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle on a new trade agreement. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, officials in Japan appear wary over the prospects for a trade deal with the U.S. after President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sign a pact soon. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Forget G-7, what we need is G-5

At the August Group of Seven summit in France, President Trump suggested inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the next such summit that the U.S. will be hosting in 2020. Mr. Trump added that Mr. Putin might decline the invitation "psychologically" since Russia was kicked out of the Group of Eight in 2014 for the annexation of Crimea.