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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

Illustration: No bankruptcy

FEULNER: Preventing bankruptcy is a moral act

Can the federal government's spending spree last forever? Of course not. Even when economic growth is strong (hardly the case now, of course) it's foolish to keep spending more than we take in. Congress is going to have to make some serious cuts. Otherwise, we'll face a day of serious financial reckoning - and sooner than we think. Published June 7, 2011

Illustration: Aid by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Hurting our heroic helpers

When the news hit that tornadoes had ripped through Alabama, helpers sprang into action. They handed out water and medical supplies. They provided food, clothing and shelter to the many victims and cleaned up the mess that Mother Nature left behind. Published May 31, 2011

Illustration: Defense by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Obama's defense defunding

Can America's defense budget be cut? Yes. Unfortunately, President Obama is going about it exactly backward. Published May 24, 2011

Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

FEULNER: Saving the American dream

It's an era of competing budget plans on Capitol Hill. And with good reason: We've come to a time for decision. Published May 16, 2011

Illustration: NLRB crush by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Good for union bosses, bad for the economy

One picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. Sometimes you need only one number. Consider the latest monthly jobs report, which shows an uptick in unemployment from 8.8 percent to 9.0 percent. Yet it's another number I'd like to highlight. Published May 10, 2011

Illustration: Seeing-eye horse by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Tales of the red tape

Hotels, restaurants, airlines and other businesses open to the public need to make some adjustments soon. The federal government says they must accommodate the animals that help the blind and others with disabilities. Published May 3, 2011

Illustration: Labor money by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: The Marxist in the mirror

"Raise our taxes!" Can you imagine chanting such a slogan at a public rally? Neither could most Americans. Published April 25, 2011

Illustration by Donna Grethen

FEULNER: More cutting, less taxing

Another Tax Day, another check to Uncle Sam. For at least one day out of the year, Americans are reminded - often painfully - how much government costs. Published April 18, 2011

Former President Bill Clinton had signed the bipartisan welfare-reform bill of 1996. The bill transformed a major part of the welfare system from one of perpetual handouts to a temporary "helping hand" designed to lift recipients from poverty to self-sufficiency.

FEULNER: A better way to reform welfare

When President Clinton signed landmark welfare-reform legislation in 1996, he said it would "end welfare as we know it." Wrong verb. More accurately, it changed welfare as we know it. Published April 5, 2011

Illustration: School choice by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FEULNER: A second chance for students

Imagine you could buy a car at only one dealership, shop for clothes at only one outlet, buy food at only one grocery store. What kind of service would you expect? Published March 28, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare

FEULNER: Grim prognosis for a sick act

Ever heard a doctor talk about the value of "early detection" with certain medical conditions? The idea, of course, is to catch a disorder before it progresses too far and serious symptoms start to show. That's when it's harder to cure. Published March 21, 2011

Illustration: Idle justice by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: DOMA deserves a defense

It was never an easy relationship. For a while, though, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Obama administration managed to live together. Then the administration walked out, leaving DOMA to fend for herself. Published March 8, 2011

Illustration: Regulation by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Ruled by regulation

How much fuel your car burns. What type of light bulb you buy. How much energy your appliances use. What kind of health plan you have. What do they have in common? Meet your hidden master: regulations. Published February 28, 2011

Illustration: Solar panel losers by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Dark days for solar power

Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven't. That's a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it. Published February 21, 2011

Illustration: TSA On Strike by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Laboring through airports

There are many ways to improve air travel. Unionizing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) isn't one of them. Published February 14, 2011

Illustration: Credit card regulation by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Dodd-Frank: A costly way to help

''I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan called those "the nine most terrifying words in the English language" - and with good reason. Nowhere do we see good intentions go awry more regularly than in the hallowed halls of government. Published February 7, 2011

Illustration: Ronald Reagan

FEULNER: Revealing Reagan's true legacy

It's been more than six years since our nation bid farewell to Ronald Reagan, born 100 years ago this month. Yet it seems at times as though he never left. Published January 31, 2011

Illustration: School lottery by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

FEULNER: Still not making the grade

"I've seen the people at 4 o'clock in the morning, waiting, hoping that they would win a seat for their child in a better school. This is not fair. Parents deserve more choices." Published January 25, 2011