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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

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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

Illustration: Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER & TUCKER: Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

President Obama recently compared the Tea Party to the Occupy Wall Street protests, telling ABC News' Jake Tapper, "in some ways they're not that different." We beg to differ. The Tea Party and the protesters are almost exact opposites. Published November 1, 2011

Illustration: Federal Reserve by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Focusing on the Fed

"I'd prop him up and put a pair of dark glasses on him and keep him as long as I could." Published October 24, 2011

Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

FEULNER: The 'fair share' farce

It's about time the rich started paying their fair share, according to the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters. Those fat cats aren't chipping in as much as the less fortunate. When are they going to start spreading their wealth around? Published October 17, 2011

Illustration: Apple exceptionalism by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Steve Jobs and American exceptionalism

Steve Jobs was more than the creative force behind a successful company. He was a living refutation of all that liberals constantly tell us about our country - that we're falling behind others and live in a "post-American world," as one of Barack Obama's favorite books says in its title. Published October 11, 2011

Illustration: Tea Party steam by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: The power of civil society

Conservatives and liberals clash frequently on a wide array of issues, from taxes to trade, from deficits to defense. But their greatest conflict may lie in their contrasting attitudes toward civil society. Published October 3, 2011

Illustration: Green jobs by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Renewable red ink

Think we could use 5 million new jobs right about now? That's what President Obama promised he'd create by "investing" taxpayer money in "green" jobs. And not just any jobs, he said on the campaign trail in 2008, but ones that "pay well and can never be outsourced." Published September 26, 2011

Illustration: Taiwan balance by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Look what we've 'made in Taiwan'

As I write this column, my plane is taking off from Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport to bring me back home. It was a special visit to Taiwan - one that helped put many earlier visits into a larger perspective. Published September 19, 2011

Illustration: Compass by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: The challenge of Constitution Day

Declaring your independence is risky, but it's relatively simple. Figuring out how to function as an actual nation is more complex. That's why some of the brightest American minds came to Philadelphia in 1787 to write the Constitution of the United States. Thomas Jefferson called their meeting "an assembly of demigods," and who can disagree? The ensuing debate produced the remarkable document that still guides our nation 224 years later. Published September 12, 2011

On Sept. 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center burn and later collapse after hijacked planes deliberately crashed into them in New York City. A multimillion-dollar reward was offered for now-dead terrorist Osama bin Laden after the attacks.

FEULNER: 9/11, 10 years later

So are we safer now, a decade after the terrorist strikes that killed more than 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11? Published September 6, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare bailout by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Prescription for Obamacare's faults: Repeal

That's nice of you, my fellow Americans - freely handing over some of your hard-earned dollars to poor companies that need a break. Except that the companies aren't poor. They're large, profitable ones such as American Electric Power Co., Procter & Gamble Co. and Kroger Co., along with unions and local governments. And there's nothing free about what you're giving them. It comes in the form of taxpayer money that subsidizes the health care benefits they pay to their early retirees. Published August 29, 2011

Illustration: School choice by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: The Year of School Choice

We're used to hearing bad news from the education front: poor test scores, falling literacy, slipping standards. But the new academic year brings a welcome change: School-choice programs have expanded significantly in recent months. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal has already dubbed 2011 the Year of School Choice. Published August 22, 2011

Illustration: Kremlin corruption by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: A malfunctioning 'reset'

It has been two years now since President Obama heralded a new era in U.S.-Russian relations - a "reset," as he put it. His plan was to "cooperate more effectively in areas of common interest." He and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev were "committed to leaving behind the suspicion and the rivalry of the past." Published August 15, 2011

Illustration by Mark Weber

FEULNER: Fueling higher gas prices

Paying less for gasoline these days? If only. Most Americans are paying more. Why? After all, when President Obama ordered the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) on June 24, White House spokesman Jay Carney pointed out that demand usually rises in the summer. The hope, clearly, was that releasing the extra oil would cause prices to drop or at least level off. Published August 8, 2011

Illustration: Red tape by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Time for a red-tape rescue

"The economy isn't growing as fast as it needs to." That's Commerce Secretary Gary Locke addressing the latest report on the country's economic output. His comment is a model of understatement: Gross domestic product (GDP) grew less than 1 percent in the first half of this year. As Reuters news agency put it, the U.S. economy came "perilously close to flat-lining in the first quarter." Published August 1, 2011