Edwin J. Feulner’s 36 years of leadership as president of The Heritage Foundation transformed the think tank from a small policy shop into America’s powerhouse of conservative ideas.

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July 13, 2018, 10:33 AM EDT
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?
June 13, 2018, 2:07 PM EDT
The actual New York Times, which has published scathing criticisms of President Trump, was admitting in a June 1 article that the U.S. economy is strong beyond description right now.
May 30, 2018, 2:10 PM EDT
To hear many in the media tell it, President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Deal was the worst thing to happen since he was elected.
May 10, 2018, 11:07 AM EDT
“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.
May 3, 2018, 9:34 AM EDT
“It’s so evident that work is the only way to get people out of poverty.”
April 25, 2018, 3:44 PM EDT
Throughout my latest visit to Northeast Asia, I’ve met with many governmental officials, business leaders, academics and activists, and seen firsthand that the people of Japan, Taiwan and South Korea are eagerly anticipating the upcoming summits with Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s reclusive and dictatorial leader.
March 29, 2018, 10:29 AM EDT
It’s obvious why the bluster and brinksmanship over the nuclear-missile situation between the U.S. and North Korea produces so much tension: If an ICBM were launched at us or one of our allies, what could we do?
February 28, 2018, 12:34 PM EST
It’s been exactly a decade since William F. Buckley, Jr. died. Yet, surveying the ideological landscape, it feels more like a century.
February 9, 2018, 11:43 AM EST
Good news: For the first time in a while, the United States isn’t just economically stronger. It’s economically freer.
January 19, 2018, 2:46 PM EST
Few things could be more American than volunteering to help others. So it’s a shame when our altruism is thwarted by another, far more lamentable American trait: big government.
December 14, 2017, 9:55 AM EST
33 minutes. That’s all the time we’d have to respond to an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile from anywhere in the world.
November 30, 2017, 8:50 AM EST
If you consider yourself a conservative, have you ever thought about why? How would you answer someone who asked you to explain the reason?
November 28, 2017, 9:31 AM EST
Anyone who has ever seen footage of a “Black Friday” stampede knows the holiday season can bring out the worst in people. So it’s important to remember that it can also bring out the best – and to realize that government can inadvertently dampen our more compassionate impulses.
November 15, 2017, 9:45 AM EST
It’s not exactly “Man Bites Dog,” but “Congress Gets Defense Spending Right” is almost as surprising a headline.
November 7, 2017, 9:21 AM EST
War memorials can be easy to miss. They’re often tucked away in small parks, virtually invisible to all but those approach them on foot.
October 26, 2017, 12:40 PM EDT
War memorials can be easy to miss. They’re often tucked away in small parks, virtually invisible to all but those who approach them on foot.
October 16, 2017, 12:45 PM EDT
If you were asked to rate the readiness levels of the U.S. military, what would you say?
October 4, 2017, 12:20 PM EDT
To say that our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are suffering is a vast understatement. The combined punches of Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated the island territories.
August 30, 2017, 1:57 PM EDT
Will a returning Congress be able to deliver some much-needed tax relief to the American people? Seems simple enough, but so is Obamacare repeal, and lawmakers have (so far) managed to bungle that.
August 14, 2017, 8:50 AM EDT
Job number one for Congress, as I noted in a recent column, is repealing Obamacare. But cutting taxes is a close second.