Ed Conant

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

Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and conservative West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin were unveiled Monday as the new... Read more

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

The National Rifle Association has become a millstone around the neck of Republican and conservative Democratic politicians who support it.

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

I remain optimistic that the fiscal cliff will be averted. But I am dismayed that both parties are displaying shortsighted thinking as they debate... Read more

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... Read more

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

I am getting a headache from too much politics. After what seemed like an endless election cycle, I was hoping for a merciful respite. I expected... Read more

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

The “1 percent” has been getting a lot of attention recently. Its members are essential to America’s interests, yet have become pawns in our... Read more

Ed Conant: Wanted in 2012: A courageous president

When America has a politically divisive crisis of huge proportions, we look to the president to provide leadership to unite us on the sometimes... Read more