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Illustration: START treaty by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Off to a bad START

The world is hardly becoming a safer place these days. Missile threats are proliferating at a disturbing rate in places such as North Korea. ("The danger from the North's nuclear program is now at an 'alarming' level," The Washington Post noted recently.) Now is hardly the right time to be tying our hands on missile defense. Published October 25, 2010

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FEULNER: From self-reliance to servitude

We use a variety of yardsticks to judge whether our country is on the right track. Is inflation up? Has unemployment dropped? What's the stock market doing today? Published October 18, 2010

In this file photo, a rally participant holds up a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution during an anti-health-care-reform rally by The American Grassroots Coalition and The Tea Party Express on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

FEULNER: Restoring the American compact

Even America's bitterest enemies understand why we mark July Fourth with parades, speeches and fireworks: to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We're proud of our nation, and justifiably so. Published September 16, 2010

Budget Director Peter Orszag (left), President Obama and Deputy Budget Director Ron Nabors face enormous budget deficits as the administration struggles with the recession, wars, health care and more. (Associated Press)

FEULNER: Riding a tide of red ink

It's no secret what the average American family does when income drops: It spends less and saves more. In fact, we've seen just that during these past two recessionary years. The personal saving rate, barely 1 percent of income in the first quarter of 2008, reached 5 percent last year and remains above 3 percent. Published August 3, 2010

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, right, sign the 'New START'  nuclear arms reduction treaty at Prague Castle Thursday, April 8, 2010. (AP Photo/CTK, Roman Vondrous)


In the final season of the TV show "24," an idealistic president finds herself sacrificing her principles one by one in an attempt to preserve a "peace process." She eventually manages to hammer out a flawed treaty, but can't bring herself to sign it. In the real world, the Obama administration's overly idealistic pursuit of a reduction in American and Russian stockpiles of nuclear arms has led it to actually sign a woefully flawed treaty. The goal may be worthy. The pact is not. Published June 9, 2010

FEULNER: Sapping our self-reliance

Sometimes a snapshot tells an entire story. Take one of the signs at last year's Tea Party rally in Washington: "Grandma's not shovel-ready." That summed up the anti-Obamacare, pro-smaller government movement in a single image. Published March 10, 2010

FEULNER: Mapping out the mission

For more than two centuries, Americans have displayed a love of politics - and debate. Often the debates boiled down to a fundamental question: What's the proper role of government in a free society? Published February 26, 2010

FEULNER: Helping today's students find the Founders

Even in the depths of the Great Depression, with the economy bottomed out, Americans showed they still could think big. In a little more than a year, construction crews built a landmark that still stands proud, recognized worldwide as a symbol of our country: the Empire State Building. Published February 18, 2010

FEULNER: Jobs we all pay for

Americans often wonder where all our tax money goes. Well, a good chunk finances a steadily growing government work force. State and local governments spent $1.1 trillion on employee wages and benefits in 2008. That's half of what those governments spent overall. Published February 2, 2010

FEULNER: No longer land of the 'free'

When future historians characterize this era, chances are they won't label it America's "golden age." Indeed, they may well mark 2010 as the year the United States became the home of the "mostly free." Published January 27, 2010

FEULNER: Tough call for tax help

Suppose you made 10 trips to the ATM, but it was out of order three of those times. Or that in 10 visits to a fast-food place, the milkshake machine was broken three times. Think you'd find a different bank and a better takeout restaurant? Published January 22, 2010

FEULNER: 'Let me rise' - School choice in D.C.

Name the speaker: "The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can." No, not Des-cartes. Not Benjamin Franklin. Not even Mark Twain. It was a wise young man named Ronald, who attends school on an Opportunity Scholarship in Washington, D.C. Published January 13, 2010

A hand up, not a handout

For many of us, the holiday season means gathering with friends and family and celebrating with food and drink. Too much food, in many cases. Published December 23, 2009

No time to cut and run

Students of history know it's never a good policy to bet against the United States military. American warriors have a knack for turning the tide toward victory just when things look bleakest. Published September 18, 2009

Hurtling toward a train wreck

Nobody could have been happier to see August end than the liberals pushing government-run health care. The month, to put it mildly, was not kind to President Obama and his allies. Their worst nightmares were realized -- Americans examined the bills being proposed and turned out in great numbers to voice their opposition. Published September 3, 2009

FEULNER: Urgency vs. duty of Constitution

In business, the urgent often crowds out the important. It's important to have a long-term business plan. But it's urgent to make this week's payroll. ]]>Published June 3, 2009

FEULNER: How to save the system

Following the news from Washington has never been easy. But there's an added challenge today: the problem of large numbers. It's almost impossible for anyone to really grasp the idea of a billion, let alone a trillion. Even the experts get confused. Published May 26, 2009

FEULNER: A cure worse than the disease

Emily Morley got some very bad news in March 2006. Her cancer had spread, the doctor informed the 67-year-old Canadian. She would need to see an oncologist. Published May 8, 2009

FEULNER: CEObama, the car czar

As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for - you just might get it. Just ask American carmakers. Published April 9, 2009