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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

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FEULNER: A fallacious farm bill

When you hear that Congress has taken up the "farm bill," what images come to mind? Farmers in overalls, driving beat-up tractors, trying to scratch out a living from the soil? A lot of politicians are counting on that. Published June 4, 2013

The Washington Times

FEULNER: Memorial Day 2013

When we think of heroes, what comes to mind? Some fictional good guy flying around in the latest big-screen comic-book adventure? Perhaps, but with the arrival of another Memorial Day, I'd like to suggest someone more fitting: a U.S. Navy SEAL named Mike Monsoor. Published May 27, 2013

Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

FEULNER: The recurring debt-limit drama

Get ready for a little deja vu from Washington. The federal government is about to hit the debt ceiling, now set at a whopping $16.8 trillion. Yes, again. It's like the Bill Murray movie "Groundhog Day" — only this time, unfortunately, no one is laughing. Published May 14, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Red tape on the rise

"Do as I say, not as I do," goes an ironic saying worthy of Mark Twain. It's a phrase that is well suited to the political field. Published May 7, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Delete the Internet tax

Do you do at least some of your shopping online? If you're like most Americans, the answer is "yes." This leads to my next question: Would you like to pay more for the items you buy? Published April 30, 2013

Donna Grethen

FEULNER: School choice is on the march

These days, freedom is under fire in many ways. It's nice to be able to report that in one area, at least, freedom is marching in the right direction: education. Published April 16, 2013

The Washington Times

FEULNER: Taking the ‘pulse’ of missile defense

Almost everyone knows the acronym "EMT." We know that emergency medical technicians will arrive in a hurry if someone calls for an ambulance. Less familiar is the acronym "EMP." But if an electromagnetic pulse were to hit the United States, we would need a lot more than an ambulance to fix the problems that would result. Published April 9, 2013

The Washington Times

FEULNER: Rebuilding a ruined city

Many are warning that the United States could become the next Greece. There is no need to look across the ocean to see a poorly governed area that is deep in debt and crumbling. Just look to Detroit. Published April 2, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: The battle of the budgets

Say you're running a business, and you find yourself awash in red ink. You realize it's time to retool your approach, and fast. So you ask two different employees each to come up with a budget. You'll go with whoever writes the best plan. Published March 19, 2013

Illustration: Education pork by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: A lesson in education hyperbole

Dire predictions about the fate of certain government programs hardly have been in short supply as sequestration-related budget cuts loomed. It was hardly a surprise, then, when Education Secretary Arne Duncan got in on the act. Published March 5, 2013

Paul Tong

FEULNER: Exiting the road to ruin

"Sequester." It's a word that used to come up rarely. It nearly always referred to a jury being locked away to deliberate a verdict. Published February 26, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FEULNER: The energy potential of fracking

Say you were a politician and there was a clean and abundant domestic energy source -- one that has the potential to create jobs and revitalize local economies. Would you do more to encourage it? Published February 19, 2013

Illustration: American pride

FEULNER: America still means opportunity for all

Is America in decline? An honest review of the state of the union would show spiraling budget deficits, uncontrolled growth in government spending and persistently high unemployment levels. The impression of a once-great nation in eclipse is all too plain. Published February 12, 2013

Nancy Ohanian

FEULNER: Getting immigration right

A bipartisan effort is under way to overhaul the nation's immigration system, improve border security and provide a path to citizenship for those here illegally. Stop me if you've heard this one before. Published February 5, 2013

Illustration School Choice by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Making the grade

More than 200 organizations across the country are staging some 3,600 events to mark School Choice Week. Many grateful parents, however, have reason to celebrate every week. Published January 29, 2013

Illustration by Jennifer Kohnke

FEULNER: Coveting the golden goose

Are tax hikes on the way? Some federal lawmakers hope so. "It's a great opportunity to get us some more revenue," Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, recently said of the upcoming debate over the federal budget. Published January 22, 2013

Illustration: Regulatory America by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Economic freedom on the wane

"Land of the free." It's right there in our national anthem. As well it should be -- the personal liberties we enjoy are the envy of many around the world. Published January 15, 2013