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Ed Feulner

Ed Feulner

Articles by Ed Feulner

File - This Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 file photograph provided by the Israeli Ministry of Defense shows a launch of David's Sling missile defense system. A senior Israeli air force official says a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing the country's multi-layer defense system. He said Monday that David's Sling, meant to counter medium-range missiles possessed by Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants in Lebanon, will be operational in early April. (Ministry of Defense via AP, File)

Strategic Defense Initiative was visionary

When a politician promises something that "holds the promise of changing the course of human history," we naturally assume it's typical overstatement. But when President Ronald Reagan said that on March 23, 1983, in reference to his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), he was exactly right. Published March 20, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017 file photo, people carry posters during a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, in New York's Times Square. The Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to implement a travel ban against immigrants from certain countries could easily reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But there’s no hint of an eventual outcome if Neil Gorsuch gets on the highest court and casts the deciding vote. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

Immigration system is broken

President Trump's executive order on immigration has more than its fair share of critics. Among them, apparently, is someone at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The leaked report indicating that the children of immigrants raised in America radicalize at a higher rate than their parents do was plainly meant to undercut the president's order. Published March 13, 2017

The Rev. Jesse Jackson prepares to speak on the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 5, 2017. Sunday marked the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma. On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights launched a march across the bridge en route to Montgomery but were attacked by police. That violent episode became known as "Bloody Sunday." (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Election fraud must be stopped

How people feel about voter fraud often breaks down along partisan lines. Most conservatives feel that it's a serious problem, while liberals tend to scoff. They either claim that it doesn't happen, or that it doesn't happen enough to make a real difference. Published March 6, 2017

A New Jersey State Police cruiser leaves Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to arrive at the golf club on Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Criminal civil forfeiture

Living in a free society brings benefits, but also responsibilities. One of the most important is keeping an eye on government. You never know when lawmakers will try to do something bad — or something that seems good initially, then goes spectacularly wrong. Published February 27, 2017

Some critics thought President Trump wouldn't last long in office, but as of Tuesday, he is not the president with the shortest term in office, according to historical records. (Associated Press)

Economic freedom declining in America

Its official title is "2017 Index of Economic Freedom." But you could also call it "President Obama's Report Card." Published February 20, 2017

In this Jan. 20, 2017 photo, a worker packs rose buds to be shipped to the United States ahead of Valentine's Day, at the Ayura flower company in Tocancipa, north of Bogota, Colombia. The country's flower industry took off in the early 1990s when the U.S. Congress passed a law eliminating tariffs on goods from Andean drug-producing nations in a bid to encourage legal exports instead. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Marriage penalty tax should be done away with

A Valentine's Day present from the federal government? It could happen. No, I'm not talking about flowers or candy. I'm talking about getting rid of the "marriage penalty" that's built into one of our biggest welfare programs. Published February 13, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file picture President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi , is on his way to a news conference after a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany.   The head of the European Central Bank says  Monday Feb. 6, 2017 that its monetary stimulus efforts are still very much needed to support the continent's economic recovery  despite the recent spike in inflation in the countries that use the euro currency. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file)

Overregulation drags down business

"If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn't like," President Reagan once quipped, "I'm afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn't like." Published February 6, 2017

Stockton University biology students, from left, Francisca Ekekwe, Valkyrie Falciani and Danielle Ertz work with spores in sterilized tubes that will be studied for agriculture in low gravity at the International Space Station, in Galloway, N.J., Monday Jan. 30 2017. Their experiments using spores were chosen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) to go to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Mission 11 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). (Ben Fogletto/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Choosing education that works

Amid the negativity we see online, in print and on the air, something good has been happening in communities all across the nation recently, as parents, teachers and students staged events to mark this year's National School Choice Week. Published January 30, 2017

Stickers for voters are seen on a table at a polling station Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Wayne, Pa. Attention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades, and races for Congress and state offices. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Feds just took over U.S. election process

Being an informed citizen means keeping up with the news, however tricky it may be to find reliable sources. But sometimes even that's not enough. It's easy to get distracted by the latest shouting match and miss some important item that slips by almost unnoticed. Published January 16, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. Ramos was later removed from the room. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, that the President-elect would meet with Univision President and CEO Randy Falco and the company's chief news and digital officer, Isaac Lee. The meeting happens after Trump and the Spanish-language broadcaster clashed repeatedly during the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

The resiliency of conservatism

Elections rarely come and go without many of us on the right debating that question. Sure, some of the discussions devolve into counterproductive food fights. But others are very healthy, and are just what you'd expect when dealing with such a vibrant, timeless governing philosophy. Published January 9, 2017

Losing Thomas Sowell

We've heard a lot lately about how 2016 was such an awful year. Usually that thought is prompted by the death of a beloved celebrity, and there's no question that we lost some talented people. Published January 2, 2017

A tenure marked by earnest dedication and criticism, fair and unfair

Ban Ki-moon, the eighth secretary-general of the United Nations, is wrapping up his second and final five-year term with the global body at the end of this year. His dedication to the U.N. is strong and personal — he was a recipient of U.N. assistance during and after the Korean War. However, U.N. supporters have criticized him as being, in the words of The Economist, "the dullest — and among the worst" of the individuals serving in that capacity. Published December 29, 2016

Illustration on the nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nuclear missile defense needed more than ever

Imagine being stuck in a grocery checkout line for 33 minutes. Or in a traffic jam. Time would slow to a crawl, each minute feeling longer than the one before it. Published December 26, 2016

Illustration on the exoneration of fracking by the EPA by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Environmentalists fudging the facts about fracking

Groups such as the Sierra Club have long claimed that fracking is an environmental hazard. The revolutionary drilling process "has contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of Americans," Sierra says on its website. The statement must rest on some pretty sound science, right? Published December 19, 2016

Illustration on the story behind the Bill of Rights by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Enshrining liberty in law

Ask someone to quote from the U.S. Constitution, and you'll likely hear the words "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ." Ironically, though, if some of the Constitution's framers had had their way, these words wouldn't even have been in the document in the first place. Published December 12, 2016

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Putting innocent Americans on trial

"Let's not make a federal case out of this." Nearly all of us have heard someone say something like this at one time or another. And it used to mean something. Not anymore. Published December 5, 2016