The Ripon Forum

Volume 41, No. 4

Aug - Sept 2007 Issue

A Note from the Chairman Emeritus

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A Note from the Chairman Emeritus

by BILL FRENZEL

The issue is global trade. Over the past eight months, it has become increasingly obvious that trade has become less and less of a priority on Capitol Hill. Trade agreements reached with other countries have not been voted on, and the President’s Trade Promotion Authority has not been renewed.

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The Coming Transition from Analog to Digital

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The Coming Transition from Analog to Digital

by FRED UPTON

In February of 2006, President George Bush signed into law legislation that designates midnight, February 17, 2009, as the date to complete the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting.

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Keeping America’s Food Supply Safe and Secure

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Keeping America’s Food Supply Safe and Secure

by MARY SOPHOS

Although the United States has the safest food supply in the world, the American public is beginning to wonder whether or not they can trust the brands they buy and the food they eat.

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DHS Report Card: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

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DHS Report Card: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

by RANDALL LARSEN

Earlier this year the House Committee on Homeland Security issued a report card on the department it oversees.

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The President’s Vision for Global Trade

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The President’s Vision for Global Trade

by CARLOS M. GUTIERREZ

The United States Secretary of Commerce discusses what the Bush Administration is doing to improve America’s position with regard to trade around the world.

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U.S. Trade Policy: Does it help or hinder U.S. business?

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U.S. Trade Policy: Does it help or hinder U.S. business?

by CARLA A. HILLS

The former U.S. Trade Representative looks back on 60 years of trade policy and shares her thoughts on the challenges that lie ahead.

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Doha Do or Die

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Doha Do or Die

by GRANT ALDONAS

The current round of multilateral trade negotiations have dragged on for nearly six years. Is time running out on the prospects of reaching an agreement?

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What Trade Means to My State

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What Trade Means to My State

by TIM PAWLENTY

The Governor of Minnesota talks about the importance of trade to residents of his state and what he is doing to strengthen things in that regard.

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What Trade Means to the American People

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What Trade Means to the American People

by DANIEL W. DREZNER

From the coffee we drink in the morning to the iPods we listen to throughout the day, Americans have become accustomed to the benefits of global trade.

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Dark Days Ahead?

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Dark Days Ahead?

by DANIEL IKENSON

A storm is brewing on Capitol Hill over the future of U.S. trade policy and the course our nation should take.

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