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  • Longtime Heritage Foundation President Edwin J. Feulner has won a $250,000 Bradley Prize for transforming Heritage into a "bastion of ideas." (The Heritage Foundation)

    FEULNER: Stopping the cybersecurity threat

    When we think of those who wish to do us harm, we usually picture an assailant armed with a gun, a missile or a bomb --- someone who can hurt us physically.

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    FEULNER: We have a responsibility to advance good ideas

    "As governors, as state leaders, we're more optimistic than our friends in Washington."

  • Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, told a conservative policy summit organized by Heritage Action for America in Washington on Monday that conservatives "must advance ideas and legislation that will build a stronger America." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    FEULNER: Fighting for what's right on defense

    It's easy for conservatives, who are forced to spend much of their time these days opposing bad ideas, to neglect the great responsibility of advancing good ideas.

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    FEULNER: A smarter strategy needed in Afghanistan than just exiting

    "For him, it's all about getting out."

  • President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, the president called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    HOLMES: America a model no more

    America's famed free market economy is under siege. For the seventh year in a row, the economic freedom score of the United States dropped on the Index of Economic Freedom, compiled by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. is now the 12th freest economy in the world, down from 10th last year, and ranks as a second-tier "mostly free" economy.

  • Pedestrians cross a street at an old district area in Hong Kong Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivered his policy address on Wednesday in which he pledged to tackle Hong Kong's housing shortage as well as increase assistance to low-income families. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    FEULNER: What Hong Kong could teach the U.S.

    My previous column focused on why the United States is no longer among the top 10 nations listed in the annual "Index of Economic Freedom." It's important to put this in a larger context and explain why it matters.

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    FEULNER: Why is America losing its economic freedom?

    For generations, people worldwide who yearn for freedom have looked to the United States. Here, every citizen can speak his mind, pursue his passion and exercise other God-given liberties that are unjustly denied many others around the globe.

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    FEULNER: Taming the regulatory tax monster

    Every American knows about the income tax, but how many are aware of the regulatory tax?

  • The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is lit against the early morning sky Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Washington. The tree was officially lit Tuesday night to kick off the holiday season in the nation's capital. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees

    It’s that time of year again – the Christmas tree tax has reared. Congressional members are mulling a 15-cent tax on fresh Christmas trees, a small but significant line-item mention in the current farm bill weaving through the House.

  • File- This Oct. 18, 2011 file photo shows Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee member Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questioning Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Capitol Hill in Washington.  In just half a term, the Kentucky Republican has shaken up Congress and in some ways the country with his brand of libertarian populism, filibustering President Barack Obama’s CIA director earlier this year and leading the fight against authorizing U.S. military action in Syria. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Latest Rand Paul plagiarism claim is 'witch hunt,' aide says

    Sen. Rand Paul is fighting charges that entire sections of his book, “Government Bullies,” were taken and reprinted, word for word, from a study from The Heritage Foundation.

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    FEULNER: How to handle monsters

    It goes without saying that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a monster. He's killed thousands of his own citizens, unleashed chemical weapons against rebels, and is closely associated with Iran's dangerous rulers.

  • Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is trying to wield conservative power outside the Senate. (Associated Press)

    Jim DeMint still able to pull some weight among Senate Republicans

    When he was in the Senate, Jim DeMint wasn't shy about trying to recruit conservatives he thought would buck the Republican Party establishment and gum up the collegial workings of the legislative process. Now on the outside, running the Heritage Foundation, the former senator from South Carolina may have even more levers to pull.

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    GOFF: The top 10 ways Washington wastes money

    Whether it's negotiating over how much to spend on government operations or the government's borrowing limit, we hear a familiar refrain in Washington these days: There is absolutely no room to cut federal spending. This is not the case.

  • FRASER: Federal spending is full of surprises

    As Washington's quiet August days dwindle down, Labor Day — and the return of Congress — draw nearer. With no spending bills passed and a debate looming over the debt limit, this fall promises to be quite contentious on Capitol Hill.

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    Froman sees Pacific trade deal

    The top U.S. trade official said Tuesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about the nation's ability to complete a major free-trade pact with 11 other key Pacific Rim nations by the end of the year, after the latest round of the talks on the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) wrapped up last week in Malaysia.

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