The Ripon Forum

Volume 46, No. 4

Fall 2012 Issue

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by LOU ZICKAR

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“Today’s biggest problem is not ideology, but partisan politics.”

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“Today’s biggest problem is not ideology, but partisan politics.”

by JON KYL

“Some in D.C. have lost the ability to disagree without being disagreeable – and that is unfortunate, because such heated rhetoric often stands in the way of compromise when it might otherwise be achieved.”

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“Cooperation on issues does not mean compromising values.”

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“Cooperation on issues does not mean compromising values.”

by KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON

Kay Bailey Hutchison is retiring from Congress after 19 years in office leaving this word of advice for her colleagues, “You, the elected representatives of today, are just as smart, creative and patriotic as our ancestors and must take the mantle of responsibility to keep America strong.”

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“There will have to be some courageous souls.”

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“There will have to be some courageous souls.”

Lugar Talks about Political Environment and Challenges Facing the Republican Party in Speech to The Ripon Society.

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“Anger is not a substitute for good policy” – A Q&A with Jon Huntsman

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“Anger is not a substitute for good policy” – A Q&A with Jon Huntsman

An interview with the former governor, ambassador and presidential candidate about the current political environment and the challenges facing the country — and the Republican Party — in the coming years.

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Breaking the Partisan Stranglehold

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Breaking the Partisan Stranglehold

by MICKEY EDWARDS

The Aspen Institute scholar and former Congressman discusses dysfunction in Washington and offers ideas for reform.

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The New Electoral Math and What it Means for Polling

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The New Electoral Math  and What it Means for Polling

by GLEN BOLGER

The man who Charlie Cook called “the one pollster Republicans should listen to” looks at the election results and what they mean for the GOP.

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The GOP’s Forgotten Ones

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The GOP’s Forgotten Ones

by JARRAD HENSLEY

A young Republican and former aide in the Bush White House argues that the GOP can no longer ignore young Americans.

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Passing Tax Reform: The Devil is in the Deductions

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Passing Tax Reform: The Devil is in the Deductions

by ALAN VIARD

“In recent days, the looming fiscal cliff has catapulted income tax base-broadening to the forefront of the tax policy debate. Fortunately, this is an area where Republicans and Democrats should be able to work together.”

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The Longest War

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The Longest War

by LISA CURTIS

a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, talks on why the U.S. must not abandon Afghanistan even as it prepares to leave.

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