Stories by Ed Conant

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Column: Departing House speaker is one of dysfunctional Congress' few adults

We will do well if his successor conducts himself in the same principled way.
By Ed Conant

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Guest Columnist: Can America avoid economic disaster?

America is headed for a predictable, disastrous economic train wreck, and our leaders are doing very little to stop it. The federal debt has grown from less than $1 trillion when President Reagan ...
By Ed Conant

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Column: Fix not fight: National Strategic Agenda hinges on bipartisanship

Few responsible politicians or citizens would disagree with these goals.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Column: Financial security for older Americans is an increasingly crucial issue

Today millions are confronting a frightening world in which 401(k)s are replacing defined benefit pension plans.  But is the financial services industry up to the task of serving these ...
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Column: Georgia's new faces in Congress should brace for many challenges

These four lawmakers represent all of us, and we wish them courage and wisdom as they discharge the duties of the office they are about to enter.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Guest column: Class of '64: Annapolis produced admirals, CEOs - and this writer

Little did we know, when we reported aboard the Naval Academy more than half a century ago, that these common experiences would bind us together.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Column: Georgia's U.S. Senate candidates should get serious about the deficit

Georgia deserves a responsible discussion on how to balance federal revenues and spending. We haven't heard one yet.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Column: Don't be part of the problem with political media and Internet lies

We need more truth and comprehension in our political process.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Guest column: Ideological purity or a stronger economy? Partisanship hurting progress

Rigid positions prevent commonsense solutions that will help the economy. Needed changes are resisted by extremists from the left and right.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Column: Want to set off a federal debt bomb? Keep letting our kids pay the IOUs

In this political standoff, what is the fiscal endgame?
By Ed Conant

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Column: Despite recent scandals, military culture and leadership is positive

The admiral, the cadets he addressed, and the men and women they lead are the reasons our military is the best in the world, and the most trusted American institution.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Column: Bipartisan group outlines 'shared vision' and a national strategic agenda

Could these goals be so compellingly reasonable that everyone agrees they become national priorities?
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Guest Column: Necessary compromise on the new budget exposes both good and bad

It is startling that working-age members of both political parties do not protest their own party voting against their long-term financial interests.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Column: America needs to learn from Detriot's huge mistakes

There are frightening similarities between Detroit's bankruptcy and America's fiscal policies.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Column: Democrats should start entitlement reform with Social Security fix

Two components of the Social Security program are badly in need of repair.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Column: Key to regaining political power lies with art of compromise

In politics, compromise is not a bad word. Losing is a bad word.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Column: A show horse and two work horses: A senatorial comparison

Chambliss and Isakson provide excellent models for the new senator Georgia will elect in 2014 when Chambliss retires.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013

Column: A surplus of deficits: Numbers show shortfalls in many areas

The graph shows a fiscal deficit. But it symbolizes other deficits that haunt our national politics.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

Column: Members of Congress finally doing what they're supposed to do

I also believe in recognizing good behavior, and the Senate and the Problem Solvers did just that recently.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Column: Political culture of Founding Fathers differs greatly from today's

On Independence Day, between hot dogs and fireworks, remember with reverence the signers of the Declaration of Independence 237 years ago.
By Ed Conant
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