The Ripon Forum

Volume 52, No. 6

December 2018

In this edition

By on December 17, 2018
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

In this edition of the Forum, we reached out to GOP leaders around the country and asked them a simple question: “What would you like to see from Washington in the coming year?”

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Profiles and Perspectives: President Bush Responds

By on December 17, 2018
Profiles and Perspectives: President Bush Responds

To mark the President George H.W. Bush’s passing on November 30th at the age of 94, the Forum has decided to reprint our interview conducted with him in 1990.

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Govern Within Your Means: A Unifying Goal in Divided Times

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Govern Within Your Means: A Unifying Goal in Divided Times

by G.T. BYNUM

The greatest contribution President Trump and Congress could make in 2019 is to follow the lead of cities across America and balance their budget.

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Diversity is Key to Election Security

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Diversity is Key to Election Security

by CONNIE LAWSON

As we look to modernize as a nation, Washington needs to ensure the administration of elections stays under state and local control as required by the 10th amendment of the Constitution.

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With Divided Federal Government, a Silver Lining Could Emerge

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With Divided Federal Government, a Silver Lining Could Emerge

by J.D. MESNARD

At a time when our federal government continues to expand and the national debt continues to grow, there can be virtue in gridlock.

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People Matter, and it’s Time for Washington to Lead

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People Matter, and it’s Time for Washington to Lead

by KRISTIN OLSEN

As the New Year begins, I urge Congress and the President to hit reset and begin giving their constituents the leadership America deserves.

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It’s Time to Return Common Sense to Washington

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It’s Time to Return Common Sense to Washington

by PAUL PATE

We strive to give small businesses the service they need, when they need it. That is the way the federal government needs to work.

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Forget Term Limits. How about Time Limits?

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Forget Term Limits. How about Time Limits?

by DAVID RALSTON

They say work expands to fill the time allotted. Maybe a deadline would help move work along.

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The Party of Results in the Age of Rhetoric

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The Party of Results in the Age of Rhetoric

by LESLIE RUTLEDGE

Voters know that America is moving in the right direction with a booming economy, lower taxes for hardworking families and respect for our great nation around the globe.

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Healthcare and Immigration: Our Most Salient Issues Are Longstanding Problems

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Healthcare and Immigration: Our Most Salient Issues Are Longstanding Problems

by LINDA UPMEYER

As long as both Republicans and Democrats come to the table and agree not to dig in their heels, I am hopeful.

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