Stories by Ed Conant

Sunday, July 20, 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

Sunday, April 27, 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

Sunday, March 23, 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

Sunday, Feb. 9, 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

Sunday, Dec. 15, 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

Sunday, Aug 4, 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

Sunday, June 30, 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

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Column: Heading off another U.S. credit downgrade means tough choices

Could there be a clearer statement calling for a broad bipartisan tax and spending compromise?
By Ed Conant

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Column: Innovative Problem Solvers group is growing in Congress

The public clamor for solutions rather than ideology is what drives the rapid growth of the Problem Solvers.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Column: AARP plays small ball: Group is missing the big-picture issues

They should spend political capital solving two far greater financial threats facing seniors: Medicare funding and a future debt crisis.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, March 10, 2013

In sequestration, president and Congress undermining military

Let's learn from history so we are not doomed to repeat it.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Column: Through sequestration, broken Congress will break the military

Why would Congress be handed a poison pill, and then choose to swallow it?
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Column: Under No Labels banner, half-million step up for better government

No Labels is a national bipartisan group of Republicans, Democrats and independents. Their motto is, "Stop fighting, start fixing."
By Ed Conant

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