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How to fight China in the South China Sea
How can the U.S. military best position itself to defeat China in a major conflict in the South or East China Seas? © Provided by Washington Examiner The question deserves keen attention amid escalating tensions between the two superpowers. China claims the near entirety of the South China Sea as its own private swimming pool: a vast area enclosed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China. This assertion of sovereignty is politically, legally, and geographically absurd.
Now that spring is here, our eyes are on summer. With just a taste of warm weather, we’re already dreaming of the shining sun, glistening pools, abundant produce—and stunning, colorful flowers. And while a bouquet in a vase is a classic way to showcase such vibrant florals, we like to get a little more creative here.
The wreath, which may be filed away in your mind as a holiday season-only decoration, is a beautiful, dynamic way to celebrate nature’s bounty any time of year. With sunflowers, hydrangeas, and lavender blooming during the hotter months, we encourage you to either buy a summer wreath or craft one yourself to spread summery joy around your home.
Conservatives claim to hate "cancel culture" — but it's the heart of the right-wing agenda
Real "cancel culture": The right's decades-long campaign to stifle progressive ideas, protest and democracy itself Canceled Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images
1. Sunflowers & Rustic Ribbon
Adorned with a burlap bow and twine, this sunflower wreath feels like August on a lush farm.
2. Everything Is Peachy
Juicy stone fruit is one of the most delicious aspects of summer, and thus should be honored in wreath form.
3. Hydrangea, Lavender & Eucalyptus
Like an English garden in July, sweet pink hydrangeas meet fragrant lavender and eucalyptus.
Opinion: Facebook's decision on readmitting Trump is going to enrage people. But there's more to the story
Christopher A. Bail writes before former President Donald Trump takes the spotlight in ongoing discussions about social media and politics once again, there are steps that we -- the citizens of social media -- can do to stem the tide of polarization on our platforms.Facebook's decision will be a litmus test for social media platforms' capacity to draw the line between the protection of free speech and public safety. But no matter what the outcome, one thing is certain: it will enrage many Americans, and even more will feel helpless about the prospect of political reconciliation on social media.
4. Like Riding a Bike
It simply doesn’t get more summer than using bicycle spokes as the base for a floral wreath.
5. Hot Pink Peonies
From deep fuchsia to pale blush, a harmonious medley of pink hues defines this peony piece.
6. Wild, Wild
Imagine strolling barefoot through a meadow of wildflowers. That’s the sensation this natural wreath evokes.
7. When Life Gives You Lemons…
While you could certainly make a cold pitcher of lemonade with a bunch of ripe yellow lemons, this leafy wreath seems like a better use of them.
8. Poppy Hoop
For a more modern look, grab a golden hoop and attach a bevy of peach-colored poppies.
Swirling bunches of air-dried tansy are on offer withmade in Washington state.
The second wave of “cancel culture”
How the concept has evolved to mean different things to different people.It sometimes seems all-encompassing, as if all forms of contemporary discourse must now lead, exhaustingly and endlessly, either to an attempt to “cancel” anyone whose opinions cause controversy or to accusations of cancel culture in action, however unwarranted.
combines integrifolia, ammobium, and larkspur for a calming look.
Made of just dried lavender,might as well be a souvenir from Provence.
In sunset shades of orange and yellow, marigolds and herbs grace.
Botanicals like blue lavender, purple Mexican sage, and orange safflowers come together with herbs like marjoram, thyme, and pepperberries for.
Grown in Oregon,is basically a desert oasis.
With yarrow, lemon mint, orange safflower, and more,is an explosion of color and texture.
Natural willow eucalyptus is sprinkled with dried slit oranges, as well as orange and lemon slices, in.
Which of these wreaths would you make or buy? Tell us below!
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Radical, incompetent Biden administration risks collective catastrophe .
Joe Biden probably doesn’t want to “destroy America in order to save it.” If he did want to do that, though, and if he knew what he were doing, he would be doing exactly what he’s doing now. © Provided by Washington Examiner For the long-term health of the U.S., Biden’s first four months in office have been among the most destructive of my lifetime. Already, Biden is creating a legacy of labor shortages, a border crisis, dangerous debt, massive inflationary pressures, leftist cultural warfare, racial divisiveness, rising crime, and feckless foreign policy.