Ed Feulner

Posted November 22, 2014

Ready to pay more for Internet access? Me neither.

Posted October 18, 2014

We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years. Thats what former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff had to say when he visited The Heritage Foundation recently. And with reports of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, often referred to as ISIS, all over the news, its not hard to see why.

Posted October 04, 2014

Which is a shame, really. Constitution Day may lack the flair and pageantry of our national birthday, but without this landmark document that carefully outlined the form of our republic, its unlikely wed still be celebrating the Declaration in the 21st century.

Posted September 06, 2014

America is built on the philosophy of bootstrapping, or pulling yourself up through your own talents and abilities. And no tool is better suited for doing that than a good education.

Posted August 31, 2014

President Obama claims to be running the most transparent administration in history. But even those who knew he was exaggerating must have been surprised when dozens of his own inspectors general revealed what a laughably hollow claim this is.

Posted August 07, 2014

You’ve no doubt seen those polls where Americans are asked if they think our country is heading in the right direction. Perhaps you’ve even been asked that yourself.

Posted July 19, 2014

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) likes to present itself as the champion of the little guy. But officials of SEIU Healthcare—“the fastest-growing union of healthcare, child care, home care and nursing home workers in the Midwest”—aren’t averse to a little high-living.

Posted June 28, 2014

I don’t know who the next U.S. attorney general will be. But I know I pity that person. Restoring the Justice Department’s reputation in the wake of Eric Holder’s tenure will take a lot of work.

Posted June 14, 2014

It’s one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a man standing perfectly still, facing a large tank as it bears down on him. He’s unarmed and alone. Defenseless … except for an unshakable conviction that freedom is so important, it’s worth risking your life.

Posted June 12, 2014

?Imagine if Congress passed and the president signed a law making it a crime to utter “false, scandalous and malicious” statements “against the government.” Think that would violate your right to free speech?

Posted May 31, 2014

If I asked you, as we mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, to sum up that battle in one word, what would it be? For me, it would be “courage.”

Posted May 10, 2014

President Obama’s most recent visit to Asia probably struck many Americans as simply the latest round of executive-level diplomacy -- basically the kind of trip abroad that chief executives have been making for decades.

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.