The Ripon Forum

Volume 42, No. 4

Aug - Sept 2008 Issue

A Note From the Chairman Emeritus

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A Note From the Chairman Emeritus

by BILL FRENZEL

When it comes to the media’s reporting of political conventions, a favorite storyline has emerged in recent years. It goes something like this:

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An Enduring Peace

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An Enduring Peace

As he prepares to accept the Republican nomination for President, the FORUM asked John McCain what foreign policy would look like in his administration.

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Rebel with a Cause

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Rebel  with a Cause

by REED GALEN

Despite his reputation as a maverick, the hallmark of John McCain’s career has been a devotion to the security. of America

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Why I am a Republican

By on November 30, 2015
Why I am a Republican

by ORRIN HATCH, JO ANN EMRSON, CHUCK NORRIS, LYNN SWANN, HEIDI GANSERT, &FRANK GUINTA

Amidst efforts to rebuild the GOP brand, the FORUM asked prominent Republicans to discuss why they joined the party and the issues they believe will be critical to its success in 2008.

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Why Ideas Matter

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Why Ideas Matter

by HALEY R. DARBOUR

The Governor of Mississippi says good policy, not politics, is the key to the GOP’s future.

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Limiting Spending: We’ve done it before; we can — and  must — do it again

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Limiting Spending:  We’ve done it before; we can — and  must — do it again

by JOHN KASICH

We’ve done it before; we can – and must – do it again.

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Fanning the Flames of Change

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Fanning the Flames of Change

by MARK SANFORD

South Carolina’s Governor outlines his plan for changing the tax system and giving people a choice in his state.

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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 discusses his efforts to strengthen his state’s position with regard to global trade.

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Health Care Reality Check

By on November 30, 2015
Health Care Reality Check

by MICHAEL TANNER

The goal of any reform should be the same as the Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm.

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The Search for Common Ground A Q&A with Howard Baker

By on November 30, 2015
The Search for Common Ground A Q&A with Howard Baker

The former Tennessee Senator discusses a bipartisan effort he is leading to break the political logjam in Washington.

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