Ed Feulner is the former president of The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research institute.

My Articles

July 12, 2012, 5:48 AM EDT
One of the beauties of federalism is that it allows for a competition of ideas among the states. That’s what is shaping up now in the West. Saddled with the same immigration-related problems as Arizona, California is on its way to taking a far different response.
July 2, 2012, 7:01 AM EDT
Conservatives, beware: You can have reams of information, piles of studies and folders of charts at your fingertips. And you can still lose the debate.
June 11, 2012, 4:30 AM EDT
Whatever its intentions, the farm bill has become one of the most flagrant examples of corporate welfare in the federal budget.
May 21, 2012, 4:52 AM EDT
The Senate must pass a budget if we are going to halt Washington’s disastrous habit of overspending, overborrowing and overtaxing our fragile economy. While liberals sit on the sidelines saying “no,” conservatives are offering solutions.
May 7, 2012, 6:31 AM EDT
There’s nothing more American than asking questions -- even ones that radical environmentalists insist are settled.
April 20, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT
Not all of us can be Eagle Scouts. But all of us can adopt their same spirit of selfless dedication and strive to make our communities better.
April 13, 2012, 4:55 AM EDT
Many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief as they finally manage to file their income-tax returns. No need to worry about taxes again for another year, right? Not so fast. Higher taxes are coming. And they’ll hit well before next April 15.
April 6, 2012, 4:55 AM EDT
We’ve come a long way from President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous saying “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” President Barack Obama’s policy apparently is to whisper slyly and compromise our security.
April 2, 2012, 4:50 AM EDT
The notion of “perpetual debt” is no longer a condition to be avoided. It’s a reality we must confront -- a crisis we must solve. This is especially true because, as Jefferson warned, our very liberty is at stake if we fail to do so.
March 12, 2012, 4:52 AM EDT
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our lovely cherry trees on the national Mall, let’s pause this year to remember what they symbolize. The fact that a former foe has become one of our best allies is certainly something worth celebrating.
February 21, 2012, 6:24 AM EST
The numbers plainly show that we are becoming a people dependent not on ourselves, but on government. We are evolving into a nation of takers, not givers.
February 6, 2012, 10:11 AM EST
It takes dollars and cents to field a world-class military. So why are we preparing to slash the amount we spend to ensure that our defense remains as capable as possible?
January 23, 2012, 7:10 AM EST
If you were to rank the countries of the world in terms of economic freedom, where would the United States fall? First, or at least in the top three? The top five, surely. Guess again.
January 16, 2012, 4:21 AM EST
A comprehensive program we have developed at The Heritage Foundation, “Saving the American Dream,” shows how we can preserve the American Dream.
January 9, 2012, 5:47 AM EST
It’s hardly news to say that the American people are fed up with Congress. Is this distrust deserved? Let’s review some of the issues Congress handled in 2011.
November 21, 2011, 6:24 AM EST
We need to hear more from the GOP candidates on foreign policy. And we will -- at the next debate on Nov. 22.
November 7, 2011, 6:40 AM EST
The Tea Party and the 'Occupy' protestors are almost exact opposites.
October 31, 2011, 5:35 AM EDT
The financial crisis and Great Recession, a portion of which at least can be laid at Greenspan’s door, has taken the bloom off the Greenspan rose, and then some.
October 24, 2011, 7:07 AM EDT
The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters may think they’re taking a swing at the people at the top, but it’s people at the bottom who could wind up bruised.
October 3, 2011, 5:56 AM EDT
Don’t assume what happened to the solar-panel company Solyndra is unique. Its high-profile bankruptcy is basically the green-jobs fallacy writ large.