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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

Illustration on making tax cuts permanent by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Upgrading to Tax Reform 2.0

As I've noted in a couple of recent columns, Americans from all walks of life have reason to be grateful for last year's tax cuts. They've proved to be quite a boon. Published September 17, 2018

Illustration on the continuing threat from Islamist terror by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The grim 9/11 question

It's a natural question to ask every time the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks rolls around: Are we safer now than we were then? Published September 10, 2018

Illustration on the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Giving Judge Kavanaugh a fair hearing

I hate to have to ask such a basic question, but does Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, understand the role of a U.S. Supreme Court justice? Published September 3, 2018

In this May 8, 2018, photo, a Jersey cow feeds in a field on the Francis Thicke organic dairy farm in Fairfield, Iowa. Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are fighting to stay in business by appealing to consumers to look closely at the organic milk they buy to make sure it comes from a farm that meets the idyllic expectations portrayed on the cartons. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

A new farm bill crops up

You'd think putting together a new farm bill would be fairly easy. After all, Congress does this very often. But it almost always turns into a tug of war. Published August 27, 2018

Illustration on the upcoming effects of the tax cuts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Calculating the tax cut

Last December's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act didn't come wrapped in shiny paper and a bow, but it might as well have. It's like a Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Published August 20, 2018

Illustration on the adverse effects of CAFE standards by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Trump administration grabs the wheel

To hear some in the media tell it, the Trump administration's decision to freeze fuel-economy standards for cars and trucks is a massive detour from common sense. Published August 13, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday, June 9, 2018., with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

We need a free trade deal with Switzerland

When it comes to trade deals, the big ones such as NAFTA tend to grab headlines. But our interests are also well-served by one-on-one agreements between individual countries and the United States. In fact, the more bilateral deals we forge, the better. Published August 6, 2018

In this July 12, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is shown before meeting with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Why Kavanaugh must be confirmed

It almost didn't matter who he nominated. Everyone knows the drill. The president nominates, the left pounces. It's that predictable. Published July 16, 2018

Illustration on checking the fact-checkers by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The facts about fact-checkers

You don't have to be a student of ancient Roman poetry to have heard Juvenal's famous line "Who watches the watchmen?" But perhaps a more apt question today would be: Who checks the fact-checkers? Published July 9, 2018

President Donald Trump, center, takes his seat before speaking at an event to promote his tax cut package at Bucky Dent Park in Hialeah, Fla., Monday, April 16, 2018. Siting with Trump are Maximo Alvarez, left, CEO, Sunshine Distributor and Irina Vilarino, right, owner, Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Toasting the tax cut

We're used to hearing politicians oversell their accomplishments. But President Trump is absolutely right to brag about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Published July 2, 2018

Stopping the Tariffs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Tariffs harm the exporting country and the importing country

How many free-traders does it take to have a trade war? It's a nonsensical question, but you have to wonder given the actions of our trading partners, especially those in the G-7, who ignored President Trump's suggestion to eliminate all tariffs, and instead implemented tariffs of their own. Published June 25, 2018

Illustration on U.S./ROK military exercizes by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Korean war games in the balance

I arrived in Seoul on the same day as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the Singapore summit. In the wake of the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Mr. Pompeo and I had essentially the same task: Reassuring our allies. Published June 18, 2018

In this June 1, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, as he heads to Camp David for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The road to the U.S.-North Korea summit

Many critics of President Trump take exception to his oft-repeated phrase "America First." They read dark isolationist impulses into it, and predict a world where the United States has simply turned its back on the world. Published June 4, 2018

Iran Strategy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Forging a better strategy on Iran

To hear many in the media tell it, President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal was the worst thing to happen since he was elected. Published May 28, 2018

Illustration on Trump's effect on world political norms by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The new art of the deal

In a recent column, I spoke of the two current forms of populism and how they're challenging the "Liberal International Order," the governing philosophy that has guided the U.S. use of power in the service of freedom for ourselves and our allies since World War II. The question is, where does President Trump's form of populism fit into what might be called the new version of the Liberal International Order? Published May 21, 2018

Who says the tea-party movement is divisive and limited to far-right-leaning activists? A new "tea" shirt from manufacturer Authentic GOP challenges that claim.

The preferred form of populism

We hear a lot about "populism" these days. Conservatives often praise it, while liberals call it a threat to democracy. Published May 14, 2018

Illustration on freedom of speech on campus by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Free speech for some, but not for all

"I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." Few quotations are more quintessentially American than this (attributed in various forms to Voltaire, Oscar Wilde and others). You may not persuade anyone, but at least you can count on being heard. Published May 7, 2018