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Former President Bill Clinton had signed the bipartisan welfare-reform bill of 1996. The bill transformed a major part of the welfare system from one of perpetual handouts to a temporary "helping hand" designed to lift recipients from poverty to self-sufficiency.

FEULNER: A better way to reform welfare

When President Clinton signed landmark welfare-reform legislation in 1996, he said it would "end welfare as we know it." Wrong verb. More accurately, it changed welfare as we know it. Published April 5, 2011

Illustration: School choice by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FEULNER: A second chance for students

Imagine you could buy a car at only one dealership, shop for clothes at only one outlet, buy food at only one grocery store. What kind of service would you expect? Published March 28, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare

FEULNER: Grim prognosis for a sick act

Ever heard a doctor talk about the value of "early detection" with certain medical conditions? The idea, of course, is to catch a disorder before it progresses too far and serious symptoms start to show. That's when it's harder to cure. Published March 21, 2011

Illustration: Idle justice by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: DOMA deserves a defense

It was never an easy relationship. For a while, though, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Obama administration managed to live together. Then the administration walked out, leaving DOMA to fend for herself. Published March 8, 2011

Illustration: Regulation by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Ruled by regulation

How much fuel your car burns. What type of light bulb you buy. How much energy your appliances use. What kind of health plan you have. What do they have in common? Meet your hidden master: regulations. Published February 28, 2011

Illustration: Solar panel losers by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Dark days for solar power

Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven't. That's a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it. Published February 21, 2011

Illustration: TSA On Strike by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Laboring through airports

There are many ways to improve air travel. Unionizing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) isn't one of them. Published February 14, 2011

Illustration: Credit card regulation by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Dodd-Frank: A costly way to help

''I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan called those "the nine most terrifying words in the English language" - and with good reason. Nowhere do we see good intentions go awry more regularly than in the hallowed halls of government. Published February 7, 2011

Illustration: Ronald Reagan

FEULNER: Revealing Reagan's true legacy

It's been more than six years since our nation bid farewell to Ronald Reagan, born 100 years ago this month. Yet it seems at times as though he never left. Published January 31, 2011

Illustration: School lottery by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Still not making the grade

"I've seen the people at 4 o'clock in the morning, waiting, hoping that they would win a seat for their child in a better school. This is not fair. Parents deserve more choices." Published January 25, 2011

Illustration: Tax trap by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Restoring economic freedom

Suppose a quiz-show host were to ask: "What country enjoys the most economic freedom?" Most Americans probably wouldn't even hesitate before answering, "The United States." They'd be wrong. Published January 18, 2011

Illustration: Filibuster by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Fight for the filibuster

''Filibuster" is not a dirty word. This may seem an obvious point, but it's worth noting, given the campaign under way on Capitol Hill to severely curtail a practice designed to ensure that legislation goes through a process of calm, reasoned debate. Published January 10, 2011

FEULNER: The promise and pitfalls of 2011

It's an exciting time for conservatives. It's also a dangerous one. On the one hand, we have opportunities aplenty now, thanks in large part to liberal overreach. An overzealous majority in Congress, revved up by their 2009 Christmas Eve health care victory in the House of Representatives, opened 2010 with a far-left agenda far removed from the will of the American people. Published January 3, 2011

FEULNER: A hand up, not a handout

Whose job is it to help those in need? Some say it's the government's. That's certainly the view of Ebenezer Scrooge. When asked to contribute to the poor, he responds: "Are there no prisons? And the union workhouses? Are they still in operation?" Substitute "welfare checks" and "food stamps," and you find the same attitude prevails today: Let Uncle Sam handle the problem. Published December 20, 2010

Illustration: Tax deal

FEULNER: A misdeal on tax cuts

As tax-cut deals go, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 was never a winner. Published December 13, 2010

** FILE ** In this Nov. 10, 2010, file photo, Erskine Bowles, left, watches former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, co-chairman of President Barack Obama's bipartisan deficit commission, speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

FEULNER: Reversing the trend to spend

A reporter once asked Thomas Edison how it felt to fail thousands of times while attempting to create a working incandescent light bulb. Edison replied that he hadn't failed - he'd simply found thousands of ways that didn't work. Published December 6, 2010

Illustration: Thousands of Sexual Assaults by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: TSA and security: The naked truth

Years ago, the biggest question you'd get while flying was "coffee or tea?" Now it's "naked body scan or aggressive pat-down?" Behind that dilemma is the real choice. It's the one too many Americans have been unwilling to face: Should we "profile" - i.e., concentrate our security efforts on the individuals more likely to pose a threat? Or do we continue with the absurd fiction that every man, woman and child stands an equal chance of being a terrorist? Published November 29, 2010