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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

Illustration on decreasing economic freedom in the U.S. by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: America’s declining economic freedom

When you think of the United States as being free, what comes to mind? The ability to speak your mind? To vote? To live and work where you please? Good answers, but there's another kind of liberty that's easily overlooked, although it affects nearly everything we do. Published February 1, 2016

This Dec. 30, 2014 photo shows the capitol dome through a window during restoration work in Havana, Cuba. Fidel Castro’s rebels swept into Havana in 1959 and went to work purging the U.S. legacy from a capital that had been a virtual outpost of Washington. The new government moved Cuba’s legislature out of this near-perfect replica of the U.S. Capitol building that had loomed over Havana for 30 years, a reminder of Washington’s influence. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

ED FEULNER: In search of policies that nurture growth

Whether you're liberal or conservative, it's usually easy to say what you oppose. Both sides spend a good deal of time trying to shoot down policies from the other side. But do you know what you favor? Published January 25, 2016

A Nation Forged from a Wide Array of People Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: America the assimilation nation no more

America has always been a melting pot. We are a nation founded by people from all over the world who came here seeking a better life for themselves and their families. So why is immigration such a hot-button issue? Published January 18, 2016

Illustration on a new commission to investigate Islamic terrorism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Taking a closer look at the terrorist threat

A recent Gallup poll asked Americans to name the No. 1 issue facing the country. What do you suppose came out on top? Not the economy. Not health care. Not immigration. No, the issue that headed the list was terrorism. Published January 4, 2016

US President Barack Obama delivers his speech at the 'Mission Innovation: Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution' meeting at the COP2, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Monday, Nov. 30 2015. (Ian Langsdon, Pool photo via AP)

ED FEULNER: Making America more secure

You'll find charts galore in the 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength, but two at the start of the detailed report are particularly troubling. Published November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving dinner. (Associated Press)

ED FEULNER: Restoring a sense of gratitude in America

Many Americans still believe in this nation's enduring principlesIt's easy, alas, for our gratitude to become perfunctory -- more something we say than something we feel. But take it from someone who has traveled to many countries: A look at what some people around the globe endure can make your appreciation genuine. Published November 23, 2015

Jonathan Butler, front left, addresses a crowd following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the university in Columbia, Mo. Butler has ended his hunger strike as a result of the resignation. Associated Press Photo

ED FEULNER: Campus whiners squander freedom

Millions of people worldwide were horrified to learn that Paris had been attacked by terrorists. But some supporters of the student protests at the University of Missouri had a unique reason for their dismay: outrage over what had happened in France was taking the spotlight off their grievances. Published November 16, 2015

Illustration on the contentious nature of political debate by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

ED FEULNER: A renewed call for Senate civility

It's billed as "the world's greatest deliberative body." But at a time when public polls routinely place the popularity of federal lawmakers in single digits, it's time to ask: What happened to the U.S. Senate? Published November 9, 2015

Illustration on militarization of the EPA by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Environmental Protection Army?

Even those of us who have worked in Washington for many years and become accustomed to the inner workings of government can still be amazed by what lurks behind the curtain sometimes. Case in point: the Environmental Protection Agency. Published October 26, 2015

ED FEULNER: Nurturing a Crucial Alliance

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in Washington this week as the third of President Obama's summit trifecta with Northeast Asian leaders. She has the opportunity to address growing regional security challenges and reassert an important Korean role on the world stage. Published October 14, 2015

Illustration on government abuse of civil forfeiture laws by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Civil forfeiture undermines justice system

Not many people make a habit of carrying large amounts of cash around. After all, thieves could steal it. How ironic, then, that a growing threat to your money is the people you'd call if your money was stolen: the police. Published October 12, 2015

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Pope Francis returned to the Vatican Monday at the end of a 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

ED FEULNER: Pope Francis’s remarks not revolutionary

To say that Pope Francis' visit to the United States drew a lot of media attention would be an understatement. The coverage was 'round-the-clock. Yet as a lifelong "cradle Catholic," educated by Jesuits, I couldn't help noticing what a remarkably incomplete, if not misleading, portrait emerged of the Holy Father. Published September 28, 2015

Illustration on the ending of the Ex-Im Bank by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Killing the Ex-Im Bank won’t cost jobs

Let's say you've been letting your child watch too much TV. You decide, quite sensibly, to cut down on his viewing time. Think he'll realize it's for the best and take it without a fuss? Published September 21, 2015