Another Tax Day, another check to Uncle Sam. For at least one day out of the year, Americans are reminded -- often painfully -- how much government costs.
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.
April 21, 2011, 4:19 AM EDT
April 7, 2011, 5:18 AM EDT
When President Clinton signed landmark welfare-reform legislation in 1996, he said it would “end welfare as we know it.” Wrong verb. More accurately, it changed welfare as we know it.
April 1, 2011, 4:29 AM EDT
Imagine you could buy a car at only one dealership. Shop for clothes at only one outlet. Buy food at only one grocery store. What kind of service would you expect? Mediocre at best.
March 17, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT
“We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued, and they must be defeated.”
March 10, 2011, 5:35 AM EST
It was never an easy relationship. For a while, though, the Defense of Marriage Act and the Obama administration managed to live together.
March 3, 2011, 4:34 AM EST
How much fuel your car burns. What type of light bulb you buy. How much energy your appliances use. What kind of health plan you have. What do they have in common?
February 25, 2011, 11:40 AM EST
Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven’t. That’s a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it.
February 9, 2011, 4:19 AM EST
“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Ronald Reagan called those “the nine most terrifying words in the English language” -- and with good reason.
February 3, 2011, 4:35 AM EST
It’s been more than six years since our nation bid farewell to Ronald Reagan, born 100 years ago this month. Yet at times it seems as though he never left.
January 28, 2011, 4:42 AM EST
“I’ve seen the people at 4 o’clock in the morning, waiting, hoping that they would win a seat for their child in a better school. This is not fair. Parents deserve more choices.”
January 20, 2011, 4:57 AM EST
Suppose a quiz show host were to ask: “What country enjoys the most economic freedom?” Most Americans probably wouldn’t even hesitate before answering, “The United States.” They’d be wrong.
January 13, 2011, 11:41 AM EST
“Filibuster” is not a dirty word.
January 6, 2011, 4:48 AM EST
It’s an exciting time for conservatives. Also a dangerous one.
December 15, 2010, 4:54 AM EST
After months of "change," Americans have had enough. An Aug. 8 Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows only 30 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction.
December 8, 2010, 4:37 AM EST
A reporter once asked Thomas Edison how it felt to fail thousands of times while attempting to create a working incandescent light bulb.
December 1, 2010, 4:47 AM EST
Years ago, the biggest question you’d get while flying was “Coffee or tea?” Now it’s “Naked body scan or aggressive pat-down?”
November 24, 2010, 4:31 AM EST
Want a sure-fire way to help the poor? Don’t hike taxes on the rich.
November 18, 2010, 3:41 AM EST
Ask any 10 voters what motivated them to go to the polls, and you’ll probably get 10 different answers.
November 10, 2010, 4:27 AM EST
The people have spoken. On Election Day, they cried out against Washington’s reckless spending, stifling regulations, rising taxes, soaring debt and looming takeover of health care.
November 4, 2010, 5:17 AM EDT
Nobody enjoys paying taxes. Not the ones the government deducts from every paycheck. Not sales taxes. And certainly not the check that millions of us write to the IRS every year.