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FEULNER: Conservative tide in Asia

There are no permanent victories in democratic politics and no permanent defeats. Thus, even as conservatives in the United States are working to find better ways to present our ideas in the 2014 and 2016 elections, we should pause a moment to celebrate some successes overseas. Published January 7, 2013

Illustration U.S. regulations by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Breaking the regulatory stranglehold

Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, the saying goes. Unfortunately, the list doesn't stop there. We can add one other inescapable component: regulations. Published December 31, 2012

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FEULNER: No time to get LOST

"It is an outrage." The source of Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's anger? The fact that the United States has yet to approve a treaty known as the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, which often goes by the acronym LOST. Published December 10, 2012

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FEULNER: Paying the price of preparation

At the memorial to the USS Arizona, you can watch droplets of oil from the sunken ship drift to the surface. Some say the ship is weeping for the 1,177 service members killed at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago this week. Published December 3, 2012

Illustration Obama's Welfare Apple by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Battling a bailout culture

Some Americans believe in the founding principle that individuals are responsible for their own well-being and will voluntarily aid those in need. Others believe that people should be required to take care of their fellow citizens. Published November 26, 2012

** FILE ** This Jan. 10, 2012 photo shows Hostess Twinkies in New York. Twinkies first came onto the scene in 1930 and contained real fruit until rationing during World War II led to the vanilla cream Twinkie. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

FEULNER: Taking down Twinkies

Twinkies are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Union membership has been dropping steadily over the past decade. Published November 19, 2012

Illustration Obama Money by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Obama's immediate challenges

President Obama's second term means for the first time since the early days of our republic (Jefferson-Madison-Monroe), we'll have three straight two-term presidents. Published November 12, 2012

Illustration: Injured veteran

FEULNER: Some military voters disenfranchised

"If you can read this, thank a teacher," reads a popular bumper sticker, with some versions adding: "If you can read it in English, thank a veteran." Published November 5, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

FEULNER: Beware a 'grand bargain'

Politics, they say, is the art of compromise. You give something to get something. Everyone ends up with half a loaf. You don't get everything you want, but everyone comes out ahead. Published October 31, 2012

Illustration Obama Crutch by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Spiraling state of welfare spending

When the news from Washington contains words such as million, billion and trillion, it's all too easy for our eyes to glaze over. Numbers that big aren't easy to grasp. But in an era when the federal government continues to spend as if the party will never end, it's essential to try. Published October 22, 2012

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FEULNER: Cuban missile crisis, 50 years later

If the phrase "missile gap" rings a bell, you probably remember one of the most frightening periods of the Cold War era: when the United States and Soviet Russia, 50 years ago this week, came perilously close to launching World War III. Published October 15, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Michigan unions' Election Day pushback

It sounds so innocuous -- the Protect Our Jobs amendment. At a time of high unemployment, who wouldn't find such a concept appealing? So union leaders are pulling out all the stops to get this measure, better known as Proposal 2, approved by Michigan's voters on Election Day. Published October 8, 2012

Illustration Engagement by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Marriage at risk in America

"Marriage is a wonderful institution," H.L. Mencken once quipped, "but who would want to live in an institution?" Great line. But in the real world, the more we learn about marriage, the more we realize how vital it is. Published October 1, 2012

Illustration by Kevin Kreneck

FEULNER: Restoring respect for the Constitution

John Adams got everything right except the date. "The Second Day of July 1776," he wrote to his wife, "ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with [Shows], Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." Published September 14, 2012

Illustration Homeland Security Bureaucracy by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: For homeland security, it’s bureaucracy as usual

On Sept. 10, 2001, I flew back to Washington from Frankfurt, Germany, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. We discussed a host of domestic and foreign policy issues before landing at Washington Dulles International Airport on that bright, crisp day. Published September 11, 2012

Illustration Mad Obama by John Camejo for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Economic recovery in name only

So how's the economic recovery treating you? For many Americans, the answer is, not well. In fact, some may ask: What recovery? Published September 4, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Teachers unions' pressure is failing

Hearing teachers unions complain about extending school choice to American families is nothing new. They have been spreading misinformation about efforts to break up their monopoly on education for years. With millions of students going back to school, we can, unfortunately, expect them to turn up the volume. Published August 27, 2012

Illustration: American pride

FEULNER: America is exceptional

Ask someone to describe what sets America apart from the rest of the world and the word "equality" almost surely will come up. Published August 20, 2012