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Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

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FEULNER: A whispering campaign

We've come a long way from President Theodore Roosevelt's famous saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." President Obama's policy apparently is to whisper slyly and compromise our security. Published April 2, 2012

** FILE ** Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, introduces a plan on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, to overhaul Medicare. The proposal would have the federal program competing with private plans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

FEULNER: Restoring budgetary sanity

"I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared," Thomas Jefferson once wrote. "To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Published March 26, 2012

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FEULNER: Demoting America's staunchest ally

The highlight of my recent trip to Great Britain? Without question, it was visiting Margaret Thatcher. The former prime minister, whose wise leadership restored her country to greatness, played an indispensable role in helping the West win the Cold War. Her staunch commitment to conservative principles never fails to inspire. Published March 19, 2012

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FEULNER: Red ink on the rise

When it comes to regulations, President Obama's message to his conservative critics seems to be: Message received. Early last year, he vowed to crack down on overzealous rule-making, noting that the "rules have gotten out of balance" and "have had a chilling effect on growth and jobs." He's right - they have. Published March 12, 2012

With cherry-blossom time less than a month away, tiny buds are forming on the 1,678 cherry trees around the Tidal Basin. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

FEULNER: A century of cherry blossoms

Into every life, they say, a little rain must fall. And a little snow as well. In fact, here in Washington, some are rooting for snow before spring arrives. "Every night before going to sleep," Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki told reporters recently, "I pray: 'Fall the snow. Blow the cold wind.' " It's not that Mr. Fujisaki wants to witness firsthand the capital city's famously inept response to winter weather; he's just hoping that the city's cherry trees will wait a few more weeks before blooming. Published March 5, 2012

Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Uniting against big government

The archbishop of Philadelphia. The president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The head of the Union for Traditional Judaism. Published February 27, 2012

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FEULNER: Onerous effects of overregulation

We keep hearing that the economy is in a "jobless recovery." What's holding American companies back? Why aren't they hiring more people? Published February 20, 2012

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FEULNER: A nation of takers

Americans pride themselves on being a self-reliant people. We know that the freedom to make our own fortune sets us apart from the people of many other nations. It's what has drawn to our shores generations of immigrants - men and women risking their lives to live a life in which they, not the government, are in charge. Published February 13, 2012

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FEULNER: A job too good to be true

Imagine a job where you earn an above-average salary, enjoy plenty of paid leave, have enviable health benefits and get to retire at age 56 with a generous pension. Sound good? Published February 6, 2012

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FEULNER: Mauling the military

"Freedom isn't free." We usually hear this on occasions such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It's meant to remind us of the brave American troops who put their lives on the line daily to protect our liberty and preserve our security. Published January 30, 2012

** FILE ** President Ronald Reagan has a word in the ear of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a reception given by the British government at London's St. James's Palace for leaders attending an economic conference in 1984. (AP Photo, File)

FEULNER: The real 'Iron Lady'

Reading about Meryl Streep's preparation to act in "The Iron Lady" could lead one to believe that the real Margaret Thatcher was difficult to understand. Published January 23, 2012

Illustration: Track closed by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Still in top 10, but falling fast

If you were to rank the countries of the world in terms of economic freedom, where would the United States fall? First, or at least in the top three? The top five, surely. Published January 17, 2012

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FEULNER: Defending the dream

Every election, we're told, is important - critical, even. But it's more than the usual hyperbole this time. Right now, our nation's on the wrong path. If nothing is done, our next generation will experience not liberty, freedom and prosperity, but crushing debt, higher taxes and job-killing regulations. Published January 10, 2012

Illustration: Capitol Pelosi by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Congress' performance in 2011

It's hardly news that the American people are fed up with Congress. Public disapproval of the legislative branch is practically as old as the country itself, but lawmakers seemed to reach a new low in 2011. Published January 2, 2012

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China recently unveiled photos of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, known as the JL-2.

FEULNER:Countering an EMP attack

When Americans think about the threat from foreign missiles, it's nearly always the catastrophic effect of a conventional nuclear blast that comes to mind. We think of the doomsday scenarios that have played out in many movies and TV shows: A nuke explodes over a large city - leveling buildings, crushing houses and creating a swath of destruction. Published December 12, 2011

Illustration: Energy CAP by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Tapping our energy potential

Imagine a place where jobs are plentiful and the housing market is thriving. A place where even low-paying service jobs come with signing bonuses and other benefits. Sound too good to be true? No. It's real, and it's right here in the United States. The scenario described above can be found in Williston, N.D. The secret to its newfound prosperity: oil. The state is drilling at record pace, with oil production doubling from 2008 to 2010. That's creating an economic boom in towns such as Williston. People are working and businesses are hiring. Published December 5, 2011

Illustration: Missile defense

FEULNER: Meeting the missile threat

With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issuing threats about America's planned missile defense for Europe, it may be time to remind the Obama administration why we need such defenses in the first place - in Europe and elsewhere. Published November 28, 2011

Illustration: Thanksgiving prayer by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Day of 'public Thanksgiving and prayer'

Most of us have heard or read at least part of Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation at some point. But even those who have heard it many times can overlook two important aspects of this important document. Published November 23, 2011

Illustration: Foreign policy by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Focus on foreign policy

When the presidential debates between George W. Bush and Al Gore were held in October 2000, the Sept. 11 attacks were less than a year away. Guess how many times "al Qaeda" or "Osama bin Laden" came up in those debates? Not once. Published November 14, 2011

Illustration: Union vote by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Unions 1, Workers 0

CNBC's Maria Bartiromo: "Do you think it's right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it's nonunion?" Published November 8, 2011