The Ripon Forum

Volume 55, No. 1

March 2021

In this edition

By on March 17, 2021
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

This edition of the Ripon Forum focuses not only on the road ahead for the Republican Party, but on some of the solutions GOP leaders are putting forward to meet the challenges Americans will face in 2021.

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Now is the Time to Restart and Reinvest in American Research

By on March 17, 2021
Now is the Time to Restart and Reinvest in American Research

by FRANK LUCAS

Since the pandemic began, Congress has spent nearly $6 trillion on relief packages. Of that, only .1% has gone to restarting the research work stopped by COVID. We need to change that.

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Boosting Broadband Connectivity for All Americans

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Boosting Broadband Connectivity for All Americans

by CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS & BOB LATTA

While the pandemic underscored the strength of broadband networks, it also magnified the lack of reliable and accessible broadband in many parts of the U.S. It’s essential that we close the digital divide.

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Homeland Security is not a Partisan Issue. It’s an American Imperative.

By on March 17, 2021
Homeland Security is not a Partisan Issue. It’s an American Imperative.

by JOHN KATKO

Simply being vigilant is no longer enough. Today’s threat environment demands a posture of unwavering resilience. It also requires partnerships across industries and party lines.

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Why Staying Centered is Biden’s Best Bet

By on March 17, 2021
Why Staying Centered is Biden’s Best Bet

by JON COWAN & MATT BENNETT

By governing from the Democratic center with an an actionable agenda, Biden will be best positioned to reach across the aisle as he promised to do.

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Democracies Require a Reliable Flow of Information

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Democracies Require a Reliable Flow of Information

by WILLIAM MCKENZIE

Disinformation campaigns have intensified during the pandemic, with nations like China and Russia spreading falsehoods or distortions.

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Preserving Democracy: Why the Capitol Must Remain Accessible

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Preserving Democracy: Why the Capitol Must Remain Accessible

by JANE CAMPBELL

November’s historic turnout suggests the political coalitions that constitute our two-party system are once again shifting.

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WE HAVE TO MOVE BEYOND DONALD TRUMP

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WE HAVE TO MOVE BEYOND DONALD TRUMP

by ADAM KINZINGER

The damage being done to our democracy is simply unacceptable. And the losses I’ll face pale in comparison to what’s at stake: the soul of America.

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We Have to Tell the Truth — Every Day

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We Have to Tell the Truth — Every Day

by JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER

A majority of voters in America will put their trust in Republicans again if they see that we’re willing to face hard truths, and then do the right thing.

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We Sit At A Crossroads

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We Sit At A Crossroads

by NANCY MACE

We can either cling to the personality-driven, conflict-oriented, us-vs- them tactics of the past, or we can look forward to a party based on our future.

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