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Ed Feulner

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Standing with Israel

A world leader giving an address to Congress shouldn't be controversial, especially when that leader is the prime minister of a major U.S. ally — indeed, a bulwark of freedom in a deeply troubled region of the world. Published March 2, 2015

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Measuring the strength of our military

Most of us take it on faith that our military is the best in the world. But if asked to state in detail how ready we are to face certain challenges from around the globe, few of us would know how to answer. Published February 23, 2015

A final first-place finish?

It's good to be No. 1. But as any former champ will tell you, you have to avoid becoming complacent if you want to stay ahead of the pack. First-place finishes aren't guaranteed. Just ask Hong Kong. Published February 16, 2015

Illustration on cutting government programs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Throwing the book at overspending

Ever heard of the Agriculture Risk Coverage program? How about the Price Loss Coverage program? You're paying for them. Published February 9, 2015

Illustration on lowered gas prices by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

Energizing an energy policy

If you're like most Americans, you're enjoying the fact that it costs a lot less to fill up your car's gas tank these days. If you're a fan of big government, you may feel a bit ambivalent, though. Published February 2, 2015

Illustration on American's diminished economic freedom by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Regaining lost economic freedom

If you were to rank all the countries of the world based on their level of economic freedom, you'd think the United States would be a shoo-in for first place, right? Surely we would be at least somewhere in the top five. Published January 26, 2015

We're making it needlessly difficult for Americans to save and invest. That hurts job growth and depresses wages.



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The shared benefits of tax reform

Lawmakers in Washington have plenty of work ahead of them this year, so the temptation to punt on everything but the "hot" issues will be strong. Here's one they should tackle without hesitation: tax reform. Published January 19, 2015

Illustration on restoring government integrity by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Get America on track with opportunity for all, favoritism to none

Many of us launch a new year with resolutions. We may not write out a formal list, but something about the arrival of Jan. 1 makes us want to do better. We start a diet or an exercise program. We read or pray more. We get organized. Published January 12, 2015

Illustration on cutting government spending by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The unsustainability of federal spending

With so many high-profile, headline-grabbing issues facing the incoming Congress, lawmakers might be tempted to ignore one of the most persistent problems in Washington: overspending. Published January 5, 2015

There is no law against the presence of Christmas

There are at least two things you can count on when it comes to Americans and Christmastime. One is that they like to put up Nativity scenes. The other is that they don't like being told what to do, especially by outsiders. Published December 22, 2014

Illustration on the failings of Common Core by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Common Core doesn’t make the grade

It's one thing to experience "buyer's remorse" when the product is something you can return easily, from new clothes to a set of high-end speakers. It's another when you're talking about your state's educational standards. Yet more and more states are finding that there's simply no living with Common Core. Parents, teachers, students and lawmakers have become increasingly vocal in their criticism of the federally backed standards — and more and more of them are taking action. Published December 15, 2014

A flag the flew over one of the ships during the Pearl Harbor attack is displayed on the dock during the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony Sunday, Dec. 7, at the USS Edson in Bangor Township, Mich. (AP Photo/The Bay City Times, Yfat Yossifor) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

ED FEULNER: Remembering true American heroes

Mention Hawaii to most people, and they think of sand and surf. But this sun-drenched vacation mecca is also home to one of the most infamous events in history: the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. Published December 9, 2014

A customer pumps gas in Pittsfield, Mass., where gas prices have fallen below $3 per gallon, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. A gallon of regular gas at the station was going for $2.89. (AP Photo/Barbara Woike)

Why gasoline prices are down

If you're like most Americans, you haven't been questioning the welcome drop in gasoline prices. You just fill 'er up and feel grateful that you're spending less. Published December 1, 2014

In this photo provided by the Library of Congress, President Abraham Lincoln, seated and holding his spectacles and a pencil on Feb. 5, 1865. (AP Photo/Library of Congress/Alexander Gardner)

A nation of problem-solvers no more?

It's easy for Thanksgiving to boil down to little more than turkey, football and travel delays, but many Americans strive to make it more meaningful. Published November 24, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Jim Webb was the chief author of the 21st Century GI Bill of Rights. (The Washington Times)

Giving thanks to our veterans

It's always heartening when Veterans Day rolls around each November to see our nation pay tribute to those who have served so nobly in our armed forces. Published November 10, 2014

Making clear concrete benefits of tax reform (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

Making tax reform wallet-sized

Everyone's prognosticating about the election — who will win, who will lose, and what it all means. Published November 3, 2014

This undated file image shows the website for updated HealthCare,gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service. HealthCare.gov, the online portal for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, has been revamped as its second enrollment season approaches. And other major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are taking effect for the first time. A look at website and program changes for consumers and taxpayers: Old: 76 screens to muddle through in insurance application. New: 16 screens _ for the basic application that most new customers will use. But about a third of those new customers are expected to have more complicated cases, and how they’ll fare remains to be seen.  (AP Photo/file)

The facts behind Obamacare's numbers

"Is the Affordable Care Act Working?" reads a recent headline in The New York Times. The editors then consider a series of questions, the first of which is pretty basic: "Has the percentage of uninsured people been reduced?" Published October 27, 2014

Shortly before mailing his own ballot, U.S. Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., speaks inside a coffee shop on a campaign stop to remind voters to mail in their ballots, in the Five Points area of Denver, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Showing proper ID is a fact of life

If you've ever tried to board a plane, cash a check or rent a car, you've almost surely had to show some form of identification with your picture on it. Millions of Americans produce them every day to do dozens of everyday tasks and think nothing of it. Published October 20, 2014