The Ripon Forum

Volume 43, No. 2

Spring 2009 Issue

In This Edition

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In This Edition

By LOU ZICKAR

Over the past 30 years, conservatives have successfully branded anyone who supports raising taxes as being a liberal.

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Q&A with Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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Q&A  with Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Meredith Freed sits down with the Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference to discuss politics, policy and the future of the GOP

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THE REFORMER

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THE REFORMER

by JOHN L. KRAUSS

At a time when some Republicans are being accused of wanting to dismantle government, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gets behind an ambitious plan to make government in the Hoosier State smaller and smarter.

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Making Government Work: Only Five?

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Making Government Work: Only Five?

by WINSLOW T. WHEELER

To end the widespread decay within the Pentagon, what must first be eliminated are not bad programs, but bad habits

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Fiscal Disorder

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Fiscal Disorder

by JIM BATES

With the budget process in Washington broken, a national conversation on reforming it is long overdue.

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The Promise of Bipartisanship and the Perils of Reconciliation

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The Promise of Bipartisanship and the Perils of Reconciliation

by STEVE BELL

As President Obama pledges to work with Republicans, Democrats on the Hill consider a tactic that could sharpen the partisan tone.

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An Appointment Made by the Public, Not in the Backroom

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An Appointment Made by the Public, Not in the Backroom

by DAVID DREIER

Americans want their voice to be hear in Congress. Yet four states haven’t elected their newest Senators.

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From the Bully Pulpit: Meeting the Nation’s Challenges on Health Care

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From the Bully Pulpit: Meeting the Nation’s Challenges on Health Care

by WALLY HERGER

One of Congress’ leading experts on health care lays out principles for reform in an April 2nd speech before the Ripon Society.

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A Holiday to Invest

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A Holiday to Invest

by JOHN CAMPBELL

The government is spending billions to jump start the economy. here is a no cost proposal that could so the same thing.

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Congress by the Numbers

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Congress by the Numbers

by ROBERT S. WALKER

The Republican record and how Democrats drove the economy into the tank.

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