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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

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

Column: Politicians and the NRA: Gun group is its own worst enemy

Incredibly, the NRA has become its own worst enemy. In the main, it is an organization of good people being badly led.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Column: Advice for Obama and Boehner: Don't be shortsighted

Long-term strategic thinking by leaders from both the left and the right will better serve their followers.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

Column: Learning the lesson of Chris Christie

When Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast, New Jersey was the state hardest hit by the catastrophe. Out of this disaster, a relative newcomer in national politics, New Jersey Gov.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Column: Before a time-out from politics, read this

The process will be bumpy, and everything may not be done on time. But the fiscal cliff will ultimately be avoided.
By Ed Conant

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Column: Protecting our most valuable 1 percent -- the U.S. military

Our military troops and national defense are under threat by a Congress that cannot seem to compromise to prevent the painful automatic cuts known as sequestration.
By Ed Conant

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012

Ed Conant: Wanted in 2012: A courageous president

America's president needs the skill and courage to unite us in this struggle, not divide us.
By Ed Conant
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