To millions of readers, he was William F. Buckley, Jr.: book author, magazine publisher, televised debater. To me, he was Bill: friend, ally, trail-blazer. Indeed, to remember Bill -- who would have turned 88 recently -- is to remember modern conservatism's stellar leader.
Ed Feulner is the former president of The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research institute.
December 10, 2013, 4:42 AM EST
November 18, 2013, 10:28 AM EST
Hard as it may be to believe, 80 percent of the farm bill being hammered out by the Senate and the House of Representatives is made up not of agriculture programs, but of food stamps.
October 21, 2013, 4:40 AM EDT
Saying government spending is out of control is an understatement on the scale of saying that Michael Jordan was a good basketball player or Babe Ruth hit some home runs.
October 14, 2013, 4:31 AM EDT
When it comes to international agreements that may seem harmless until you read the fine print. The ATT has numerous flaws. Start with the most obvious: the fact that it won’t do what it sets out to do -- regulate the flow of arms to and from rogue states.
October 4, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT
One path leads to increased government centralization, fewer parental choices, and a greater role for special interests. The other path leads to increased parental authority and a return to the constitutional principle that education policy is primarily a state and local affair and shouldn’t be set in Washington.
September 27, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT
If we want to promote fairness, we ought to be promoting marriage, particularly among poor Americans. The question is how.
September 7, 2012, 5:15 AM EDT
The bottom line is, as bad as the unemployment figure is, it doesn’t count these Americans who have left the labor force. The economy, in short, is in even worse shape than the official numbers indicate.
August 30, 2012, 7:06 AM EDT
Encouraging trends suggest that the status quo in education won’t necessarily remain the status quo much longer. The trend is flowing away from government control -- and toward parental control.
August 24, 2012, 4:31 AM EDT
No American is guaranteed happiness -- only the right to strive for it. How far you go is up to you. You don’t have to be born in a special class to succeed. That fact is crucial to understanding what truly sets America apart.
August 16, 2012, 5:28 AM EDT
Able-bodied adults on welfare should be required to work, prepare for work, or at least look for a job. That’s not too much to ask. After all, isn’t the whole point of welfare to give people a helping hand, not reduce them to a state of permanent helplessness?
August 9, 2012, 5:10 AM EDT
Congress should continue to make every effort to get to the bottom of this reckless and irresponsible operation -- and take immediate steps to ensure that it never happens again.
August 2, 2012, 4:49 AM EDT
What could be more discriminatory than using the power of the state to punish private viewpoints under the guise of standing up against “discrimination”?
July 26, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT
On this centennial of economist Milton Friedman's birth, let us toast his irreplaceable contributions to the cause of freedom by rededicating ourselves to his free-market ideals.
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.