The Ripon Forum

Volume 47, No. 4

Fall 2013 Issue

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By Lou Zickar

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The Conservative Proposal to Reform American Health Care

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The Conservative Proposal to Reform American Health Care

By STEVE SCALISE

The centuries-old oath taken by health care professionals reads, “Do no harm.” It is time for Washington lawmakers to take a similar approach when working to fix the problems that exist in our health care system.

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Getting Smart on Crime

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Getting Smart on Crime

by HENRY ROSEN AND MAI TRAN

How community workforce development programs are increasing public safety.

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Role Models

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Role Models

By LESLIE SANCHEZ

Amid soaring approval ratings and a vast crossover appeal, these two Governors are reaching out to America’s new electorate and coming away with their support.

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Behind Kasich’s Rise

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Behind Kasich’s Rise

by TIM PENNY

Twenty years after they served together in Congress, a former colleague of John Kasich’s, Tim Penny, looks at his record as Governor and explains why he is not surprised by his success. Similar to President Reagan, “His ambition and passion is to get things done that need doing.”

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Growing the Majority: A Q&A with Liesl Hickey

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Growing the Majority: A Q&A with Liesl Hickey

The Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee weighs in with a preview of the 2014 mid-term elections.

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Boot the Zombies!

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Boot the Zombies!

by KIM ALFANO

One of the GOP’s top strategists argues that the party will not close its gender gap until it fills its deficit of new ideas.

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The Decline of Parties and the Rise of Dysfunction

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The Decline of Parties and the Rise of Dysfunction

by MARK BRADEN

A veteran election law expert looks at the growing influence of special interest groups, and the impact on parties — and the nation.

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May the Best Candidate Win

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May the Best Candidate Win

by DAN SCHNUR

Can two laws to end gridlock in California serve as a model for nationwide reform? This respected political observer, Dan Schnur, thinks so.

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