Ed Conant


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

Several stories have appeared in the media lately that cast the military in a negative light. Cheating has been reported in periodic proficiency... Read more

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

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 became law Dec. 26. The agreement funded the government for 2014 and 2015 and prevented another government... Read more

Column: Democrats should start entitlement reform with Social Security...

Democrats were given a political gift by the Tea Party-led federal government shutdown. Whether Tea Party loyalists accept it or not, the shutdown... Read more

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

The recent federal government shutdown and the national debt ceiling debacles painfully point out just how dysfunctional our politics have become... Read more

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

Again, this Congress is demonstrating why they are the least admired in the history of polling. Congress is risking a prolonged government... Read more

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

Recently two rare and positive events occurred on Capitol Hill. Individual members of Congress took bipartisan steps to break the political... Read more

Column: Political culture of Founding Fathers differs greatly from...

This week we will celebrate America’s 237th birthday. There will be flags flying, fireworks and barbecues. Americans will honor military and... Read more