Ed Feulner

Posted April 19, 2014

"The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has,” Will Rogers once quipped. Actually, most Americans try hard to fill out their taxes properly. Unfortunately, the tax code has grown so mind-numbingly complex that it seems almost as if the system is rigged to make them fail.

Posted March 29, 2014

When some people hear that the president has proposed a new federally funded pre-school program, they might think, “Great idea. It’s about time!” But they’d say this, surely, because they’re unaware that Washington is already running pre-school programs.

Posted March 22, 2014

“I’m no real expert on China.” Sobering words to hear from the man nominated by President Obama … to be U.S. ambassador to China.

Posted March 22, 2014

As I explained in a previous column, it’s important to oppose bad ideas. But we have to do more. We have a responsibility to advance good ideas. Take two that were covered in depth during the recent Conservative Policy Summit at The Heritage Foundation: welfare reform and energy policy.

Posted March 21, 2014

Ever heard of Skip Pescosolido? I hadn’t either until very recently, but I’m glad I did. Without Skip, we’d all be paying higher grocery bills.

Posted February 22, 2014

“It’s not sufficient for conservatives to run against agendas,” Heritage President Jim DeMint said in his opening remarks. “They must advance ideas and legislation that will build a stronger America.”

Posted February 01, 2014

“For him, it’s all about getting out.”

Posted January 28, 2014

My last column focused on why the United States is no longer among the top 10 nations listed in the annual Index of Economic Freedom. But it’s important to put this in a larger context and explain why it matters.

Posted January 21, 2014

For generations, people worldwide who yearn for freedom have looked to the United States. Here, every citizen can speak his mind, pursue his passion, and exercise other God-given liberties that are unjustly denied many others around the globe.

Posted January 11, 2014

Every American knows about the income tax. But how many are aware of the regulatory tax?

Posted December 30, 2013

Think it’s too late for a Christmas gift idea? Not for the one I have in mind. It’s something you can give right now to anyone you like.

Posted December 21, 2013

Attacking capitalism never seems to go out of style. Over the past 100 years, few institutions of been attacked so fiercely, so falsely and so foolishly.

Posted December 14, 2013

?Hike the minimum wage. For politicians trying to show their concern for those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, it’s a simple solution. And it’s catching on again, with several states and municipalities approving local hikes, and a proposal before Congress to hike it an unprecedented amount, from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next two years.

Posted December 07, 2013

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.

Posted November 23, 2013

There are moments that bring us together as Americans, moments when we can all recall exactly where we were and what we were doing.

Posted November 17, 2013

To paraphrase a famous Mark Twain quote, suppose you passed a farm bill. And suppose you passed a food stamp bill. But I repeat myself.

Posted November 10, 2013

It’s one thing to say, “Thank a veteran.” It’s another to actually do something to show that gratitude.

Posted November 02, 2013

So how much more is your health insurance going to cost you? That’s the question, really, as Obamacare begins taking effect and the stories pour in from around the country: how much your premiums are going up, not if they are.

Posted October 26, 2013

Those attending the Family Research Council’s most recent Values Voter Summit heard a lot about religious liberty -- and with good reason. In ways both large and small, that cornerstone of freedom has found itself under attack at home and abroad. All Americans should be concerned about its well-being.

Posted October 21, 2013

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.