The Ripon Forum

Volume 54, No. 3

August 2020

In this edition

By on August 3, 2020
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

The Ripon Forum examines ways to modernize the energy policy of the U.S. and provides astatus report on the fight agains COVID-19

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Modernizing U.S. Energy Policy

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Modernizing U.S. Energy Policy

by LISA MURKOWSKI

As America continues its fight against the coronavirus amidst a struggling economy, the Alaska Senator argues that Congress should make this time of crisis a moment of reform.

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To Young Republicans, Climate Change is Fact, Not Fiction

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To Young Republicans, Climate Change is Fact, Not Fiction

by DANIELLE BUTCHER

Polling has revealed that addressing human- caused climate change is not a fringe concern among young members of the GOP, but one that many feel quite strongly about.

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Climate Change is Inevitable, Good Policy is Critical

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Climate Change is Inevitable, Good Policy is Critical

by CARLOS CURBELO

According to this former GOP Congressmanfrom Florida, climate change is not political but inevitable, and voters increasingly expect their 22 elected leaders to respond in kind.

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Wear a Mask, Maintain Distance, and Avoid Crowds

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Wear a Mask, Maintain Distance, and Avoid Crowds

by ERIC TONER, MD

In the coming months, our success in battling the pandemic will come down to some basic steps that every American can and must take.

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College in the Age of Corona: Will it Ever Be the Same?

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College in the Age of Corona: Will it Ever Be the Same?

by FREDERICK HESS

With college students preparing for class this Fall, college leaders need to look ahead with a sense of urgency and imagination.

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Creating a Trusted and Unified Contact Tracing Strategy

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Creating a Trusted and Unified Contact Tracing Strategy

by POLLYANNA SANDERSON

As COVID-19 rates sharply increase across the U.S., it is becoming clearer that digital contact tracing tools could help alleviate

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Saving Our Economy: Are Taxpayers Getting Their Money’s Worth?

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Saving Our Economy: Are Taxpayers Getting Their Money’s Worth?

by ADAM MICHEL

If Congress determines more aid for individuals is necessary, it should be targeted to those who need it most.

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Is the Time Right to Cut the Payroll Tax?

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Is the Time Right to Cut the Payroll Tax?

by KARL SMITH

Several months into the current crisis, the case for reducing the payroll tax as a way to reboot the economy is nuanced at best.

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A Smart Investment to Fuel Economic Growth

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A Smart Investment to Fuel Economic Growth

by JOHN ROBERT SMITH

An infrastructure plan with a strict focus on repair could help put people back to work while fixing a perpetual source of frustration.

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