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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

Illustration on Iran's acquisition of nuclear arms leading to further regional nuclear proliferation and instability by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Fallout from a bad deal with Iran

Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, whenever Americans seem especially polarized over a controversial issue, you hear pundits recall how united we'd became in the aftermath of that vicious attack. Why, they ask, can't we be like that again? Published April 27, 2015

Omar Mahmood was fired from the University of Michigan's campus newspaper for a piece of satire that targeted liberalism. (Image: The College Fix screenshot)

ED FEULNER: Left restricts marketplace of ideas

"Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech." The words of the First Amendment couldn't be plainer. Yet more than two centuries after the Bill of Rights was written, they remain the subject of fierce debate. Published March 30, 2015

Illustration on legal remedy to the FCC's net neutrality regulations by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Hit ‘delete’ on net neutrality

There's a reason the words "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help" are a punchline. Government involvement rarely helps. In many instances, in fact, it exacerbates the situation. Published March 9, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

ED FEULNER: America should stand with Israel

A world leader giving an address to Congress shouldn't be controversial, especially when that leader is the prime minister of a major U.S. ally — indeed, a bulwark of freedom in a deeply troubled region of the world. Published March 2, 2015

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ED FEULNER: Measuring the strength of our military

Most of us take it on faith that our military is the best in the world. But if asked to state in detail how ready we are to face certain challenges from around the globe, few of us would know how to answer. Published February 23, 2015

ED FEULNER: Hong Kong top economic-freedom ranking at risk

It's good to be No. 1. But as any former champ will tell you, you have to avoid becoming complacent if you want to stay ahead of the pack. First-place finishes aren't guaranteed. Just ask Hong Kong. Published February 16, 2015

Illustration on lowered gas prices by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

ED FEULNER: Let the market dictate energy policy

If you're like most Americans, you're enjoying the fact that it costs a lot less to fill up your car's gas tank these days. If you're a fan of big government, you may feel a bit ambivalent, though. Published February 2, 2015

Illustration on American's diminished economic freedom by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: U.S. regaining lost economic freedom

If you were to rank all the countries of the world based on their level of economic freedom, you'd think the United States would be a shoo-in for first place, right? Surely we would be at least somewhere in the top five. Published January 26, 2015

We're making it needlessly difficult for Americans to save and invest. That hurts job growth and depresses wages.

(Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

ED FEULNER: The shared benefits of tax reform

Lawmakers in Washington have plenty of work ahead of them this year, so the temptation to punt on everything but the "hot" issues will be strong. Here's one they should tackle without hesitation: tax reform. Published January 19, 2015

Illustration on cutting government spending by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: GOP Congress must cut the budget

With so many high-profile, headline-grabbing issues facing the incoming Congress, lawmakers might be tempted to ignore one of the most persistent problems in Washington: overspending. Published January 5, 2015

This, Dec. 16, 2014, photo shows Patrick McAnaney, from the company 1776, as he volunteers in the clothing room with a group of his coworkers at Bread for the City in Washington. Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation? Well, here’s a comeback: Today’s young Americans are serious when it comes to volunteering. In fact, measured against their parents as young adults back in the 1980s, those under 30 today are more likely to say that citizens have a “very important obligation” to give their time, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

ED FEULNER: Spirit of America helps where big government can’t

"What can we do to help?" Americans have been asking this question in one form or another from our very founding. For much of our history, the answer has come in the form of individual efforts, not government programs. Published December 29, 2014

Illustration on the failings of Common Core by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ED FEULNER: Common Core education standards not worth federal funds to many states

It's one thing to experience "buyer's remorse" when the product is something you can return easily, from new clothes to a set of high-end speakers. It's another when you're talking about your state's educational standards. Yet more and more states are finding that there's simply no living with Common Core. Parents, teachers, students and lawmakers have become increasingly vocal in their criticism of the federally backed standards — and more and more of them are taking action. Published December 15, 2014