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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan takes questions from a panel of reporters, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. Ryan blamed the Obama administration for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American journalist in two weeks. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

A society sickened by welfare

Congress has returned to Washington, but not for long. The looming midterm elections mean that lawmakers are here only for what USA Today calls "a three-week sprint" before they're back out to campaign. Published September 8, 2014

"We'll be saving the American Dream one bus stop at a time," Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner said of the organization's involvement in a nine-month multi-city bus tour between now and November's elections. (Heritage Foundation)

The encouraging rise in school choice

America is built on the philosophy of bootstrapping, or pulling yourself up through your own talents and abilities. Published September 1, 2014

FILE - This May 22, 2013 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS says it has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. The IRS told congressional investigators Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed that year. Lerner headed the IRS division that processed applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS acknowledged last year that agents had improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status by tea party and other conservative groups. The IRS was able to generate 24,000 Lerner emails from 2009 to 2011 because Lerner had copied in other IRS employees. But an untold number are gone. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Intolerance on the left

We often hear those on the right branded as "intolerant." We're all a bunch of extremists who just want to shut down the other side, right? Published August 18, 2014

JACK KEMP-former professional football player, was a Republican who he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush. He previously served nine terms as a congressman for Western New York's 31st congressional district from 1971 to 1989. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole. FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006 file photo, Jack Kemp speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Kemp, the ex-quarterback, congressman, one-time vice-presidential nominee and self-described "bleeding-heart conservative" died Saturday, May 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis, File)

A tale of two tax problems

Thirty-three years ago this month, President Reagan picked up his executive signing pen and affixed his name to one of the most sweeping pieces of tax legislation in U.S. history: the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. Published August 11, 2014

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)

A national GPS device

You've no doubt seen those polls in which Americans are asked if they think our country is heading in the right direction. Published August 4, 2014

Exceptional America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

FEULNER: Still the exceptional nation

Americans hardly need an excuse to display the flag, but few occasions bring the red, white and blue out in fuller force than our national birthday. Published July 3, 2014

President Lyndon Johnson first spoke of "The Great Society" while giving the University of Michigan Commencement in 1964.               University of Michigan photo

FEULNER: Assessing the 'Great Society'

One of the lessons I learned in my first management course is you can't improve something unless you can measure it. Let's apply that to government. Published June 23, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., talks to children's advocates, business leaders and educators about steps that can be taken to boost child wellbeing in New Mexico during a round table discussion in Albuquerque, N.M. Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

FEULNER: A costly way to limit free speech

Imagine if Congress passed and the president signed a law making it a crime to utter "false, scandalous and malicious" statements "against the government." Published June 9, 2014

This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows The New-England Chronicle's  page-one publishing of the Declaration of Independence two weeks after it was signed, from  the archive of Eric Caren, who has amassed what is considered one of the largest private collections of historical papers in the United States. The Boston newspaper, which could fetch as much as $80,000, is one of 300 items from the Westchester-based Caren Archive being auctioned in April at the Manhattan location of Bonhams. The items for sale range from Revolutionary War documents describing the battles of Lexington and Concord to a mug shot of Western outlaw Butch Cassidy. (AP Photo/Bonhams)

FEULNER: Inspiring patriotism that is 'informed'

Conservatives believe that America is an exceptional nation because, unlike any other nation, it is founded on an idea — the idea that "all men are created equal" and are endowed by their Creator with "certain unalienable rights," among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Published May 19, 2014

FILE - In this March 20, 2014 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo. Japan is marking the 67th anniversary of its postwar constitution on May 3, 2014 with growing debate over whether to revise the war-renouncing document as Abe pushes for an expanded role for the military. Abe’s ruling conservative party has long advocated revision but been unable to sway public opinion. Now he proposes that the government reinterpret the constitution so it can loosen the reins on its military without having to win approval for constitutional change. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayash, File)

FEULNER: Reassuring anxious Asian allies

President Obama's most recent visit to Asia probably struck many Americans as simply the latest round of executive-level diplomacy — basically the kind of trip abroad that chief executives have been making for decades. Published May 5, 2014