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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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.
October 27, 2010, 5:15 AM EDT
The world is hardly becoming a safer place these days.
October 20, 2010, 4:44 AM EDT
We use a variety of yardsticks to judge whether our country is on the right track. Is inflation up? Has unemployment dropped? What’s the stock market doing today?
October 14, 2010, 4:24 AM EDT
Good news: President Obama has discovered an area of the federal budget where he wants to spend less money. Bad news: It’s defense.
October 5, 2010, 4:44 AM EDT
Here’s a pop quiz for you college students out there.
September 28, 2010, 4:35 AM EDT
So, are you ready to comply with the federal government’s ban on incandescent light bulbs? Me neither.
September 21, 2010, 4:47 AM EDT
Thanks to a certain immigration law, the Obama administration isn’t very happy with Arizona these days.
September 14, 2010, 4:49 AM EDT
Even America’s bitterest enemies understand why we mark July 4th with parades, speeches and fireworks: t
September 9, 2010, 4:59 AM EDT
Conventional wisdom says voters don’t pay much attention to campaigns until after Labor Day. But crafty politicians take no chances. They like to hammer home their talking points early and often.   Take President Barack Obama. On Aug. 18, he took to the stump to criticize those on his political right. “They’re not offering new plans,” he told Democratic donors in Florida. “They’re not offering new ideas. They’re offering cynicism, and they’re offering fear. They’re offering distractions and wedge issues.”
August 31, 2010, 5:03 AM EDT
As we celebrate Labor Day, let’s remember what makes this holiday possible in the first place: American workers. For the most part that means small business.   According to federal statistics, small firms (those with fewer than 500 employees): --Represent some 99 percent of all employer firms. --Employ more than half of all private-sector employees. --Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll. --Have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years.  
August 24, 2010, 4:30 AM EDT
While enjoying the final few weeks of summer, many Americans may have missed the news that China just passed Japan. Its economy now ranks second in the world, trailing only our own.   Great news for Beijing, but it sparks a less welcome question: Economic success aside, is the human rights situation in China improving? The sad answer: Not at all.  
August 17, 2010, 4:30 AM EDT
In Washington, politicians often give their bills clever names designed more to obscure than to reveal.   Consider the CLASS Act. It sounds like yet another federal attempt to meddle in local schools. Instead, it stands for “Community Living Assistance Services and Support.”  
August 10, 2010, 4:17 AM EDT
It’s no secret what the average American family does when income drops: Spend less and save more.   In fact, we’ve seen just that during these last two recessionary years. The personal saving rate, barely 1 percent of income in the first quarter of 2008, reached 5 percent last year and remains above 3 percent.   Businesses are doing the same thing. The Washington Post reported recently that non-financial companies are carrying some $1.8 trillion on their books, about 25 percent more than at the start of the recession.  
August 3, 2010, 4:20 AM EDT
It’s no secret what the average American family does when income drops: Spend less and save more.   In fact, we’ve seen just that during these last two recessionary years. The personal saving rate, barely 1 percent of income in the first quarter of 2008, reached 5 percent last year and remains above 3 percent.   Businesses are doing the same thing. The Washington Post reported recently that non-financial companies are carrying some $1.8 trillion on their books, about 25 percent more than at the start of the recession.  
July 20, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT
It’s always good to find topics where liberals and conservatives can agree. When we’re all striving toward the same goals we’re more likely to reach them.             For example, avowed leftist Van Jones, the Obama administration’s former “green jobs czar” who’s now at the Center for American Progress says, “We’re trying to build a pro-democracy movement.”            
July 13, 2010, 4:38 AM EDT
Growing up in Chicago, it seemed everyone knew the route to a safe, secure future: Get a government job. It might not pay as well as a “real” job, but you couldn’t beat it for security; once on the payroll it was virtually impossible to lose a government job.  
July 8, 2010, 4:53 AM EDT
Professional sports leagues have ways of ensuring that “the last shall be first.” Teams with bad regular-season records get the top draft choices, theoretically allowing them to bring in the best young talent. Teams with excellent records draft later.