The Ripon Forum

Volume 55, No. 6

December 2021

In this edition

By on December 14, 2021
In this edition

After reading the results of The Ripon Society’s 6th Annual National Survey in this latest edition of The Ripon Forum, it is hard not to conclude that Republicans have the momentum entering next year’s campaign.

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The Absentee Congress

By on December 14, 2021
The Absentee Congress

by STEPHEN JACKSON & KYLE CHANCE

Since proxy voting was established in the U.S. House in May of 2020, some Members have taken to practically never coming back to Washington – sometimes not showing up for months on end.

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It’s Time to Shore Up the Independence of Federal Inspectors General

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It’s Time to Shore Up the Independence of Federal Inspectors General

by TROY CRIBB

Inspector Generals saved taxpayers over $53 billion last year. To continue to fulfill their roles successfully, they must be able to work without interference from agency and executive branch leadership.

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Further Proof That Demography is not Destiny

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Further Proof That Demography is not Destiny

by MIKE GONZALEZ

The left wing of the Democratic Party has gotten out over its skis with its radical ideas and overall wokeness, and the voters known as Hispanics have begun to say, “Basta!”

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The Virginia Blueprint

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The Virginia Blueprint

by TOM DAVIS

Elections are about the future, and Glenn Youngkin epitomized a post-Trump party and post-COVID governance. It also provides Republicans with a plan to run on in 2022.

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A View from the Front Lines: The Battle for the House 2022

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A View from the Front Lines: The Battle for the House 2022

by PARKER POLING

Republicans need to continue their strong fundraising and develop and articulate a message that appeals to the broad middle of the electorate.

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A View from the Front Lines: Battle for the Senate 2022

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A View from the Front Lines: Battle for the Senate 2022

by KEVIN McLAUGHLIN

Republicans have the winds at our back in the quest to take back the Senate majority in 2022 and are well positioned to gain the one seat needed to do so, if not many more.

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A Clear Path Out of Challenging Times

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A Clear Path Out of Challenging Times

by ED GOEAS & BRIAN NIENABER

The Ripon Society’s 6th Annual National Survey makes clear that voters are ready to embrace bold solutions and are ready to embrace politicians with the courage to take the lead on pursuing solutions.

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Ranked Choice Voting is a Growing Success Story that Provides Voters with a Greater Voice

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Ranked Choice Voting is a Growing Success Story that Provides Voters with a Greater Voice

by GARY BARTLETT

With RCV, more voters have a voice in who wins, and winning candidates have a broader base of support when they begin serving and governing.

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Ranked Choice Voting Complicates the Voting Process and Distorts the Final Vote

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Ranked Choice Voting Complicates the Voting Process and Distorts the Final Vote

by NICK MURRAY

Proponents claim that RCV guarantees the winner has majority support, but data shows that this often happens because it distorts the final vote.

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