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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

John Von Kannon Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: John Von Kannon, R.I.P.

The modern conservative movement has lost one of its real heroes. John Von Kannon, "the Baron," has passed to a better place after a long struggle with cancer. Published September 9, 2015

Anti-cigarette Poster from the CDC, circa 1988. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Marijuana health risks understated

A lot of things can date an old movie or TV show: clothes, furniture, cars. And another thing: cigarettes. They're all over the place in many films, markers of an era when smoking was far more common. Published September 7, 2015

Illustration on Educational Savings Accounts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FUELNER: Education savings accounts give students options

Another school year is underway, and more parents than ever are using school choice to ensure the best education for their children. Or should I say trying to use them? Some groups, after all, are trying to thwart them. Published August 31, 2015

Illustration on a remedy for rising food stamp use by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: An unhealthy dependence on food stamps

Good news: The number of Americans using food stamps in 2014 declined slightly from the previous year. So why does the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity say this indicator is headed in the "wrong direction"? Published August 24, 2015

Illustration on threats to Internet freedom by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Ensuring a free and open Internet

There aren't many things we can take for granted these days, but some things really feel as though they should be a given. A free and open Internet, for example. Published August 17, 2015

Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she rolls a joint in her home on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser defied threats from Congress by implementing a voter-approved initiative on Thursday, making the city the only place east of the Mississippi River where people can legally grow and share marijuana in private. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

ED FEULNER: 2015 Culture Index

Why do we follow the news? To be informed, of course. We naturally want to be aware of what's happening at home and around the world. Published August 3, 2015

Alternative delegate from Jean, La., Billy Durnley wears a large elephant buckle at the Republican National Convention, Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

ED FEULNER: Creating a case for conservatism

Being conservative in a politically correct culture has never been easy. Whether you're a politician trying to explain a controversial sound-bite, or a voter attempting to defend your stance on a hot-button issue to co-workers, you either grow a thick skin -- or learn to keep quiet. Published July 27, 2015

Former President Ronald Reagan. (Associated Press)

ED FEULNER: Reagan’s tax-cutting legacy

President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side, tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive the U.S. economy. Published July 13, 2015

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy confers with an aide as she prepares to address the Natural Resources Committee session during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

ED FEULNER: Reining in the EPA

To say that conservatives haven't had much to cheer about at the Supreme Court lately is an understatement. Published July 6, 2015

Illustration on the death of comedy on politically correct college campuses by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: College campuses empty ‘marketplace of ideas’

Americans take justifiable pride in their right to free speech. People may be muzzled by their government in places such as Cuba and North Korea, but not here. You can say what's on your mind without fear of prosecution. Published June 22, 2015

Soldiers provide an honor guard before the Magna Carta Memorial with its simple inscription "To commemorate Magna Carta, symbol of freedom under law" at Runnymede, England, during a commemoration ceremony, Monday June 15, 2015, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the groundbreaking accord called Magna Carta. In 1215, Britain's King John met disgruntled barons at Runnymede and agreed to a list of basic rights and laws called Magna Carta, which have formed the basic tenets of modern civil liberties, and was an inspiration for the U.S. Constitution among many other worldwide influences. (Chris Jackson/Pool photo via AP) ** FILE **

ED FEULNER: Saluting a the Magna Carter

It won't be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won't do so quietly. Published June 15, 2015

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

ED FEULNER: Showing the Ex-Im Bank the exit

Congress does two things well: nothing and overreact. Well, I have some good news: Doing nothing when it comes to the Ex-Im Bank is exactly what we need right now. Published June 8, 2015

An airbag system and active head restraints are standard.

ED FEULNER: Overregulation carries hidden costs

Say you got a recall notice for your car. You'd naturally be alarmed, especially after reading that the problem involved Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 -- "Occupant Crash Protection." Published May 11, 2015