The Ripon Forum

Volume 44, No. 2

Spring 2010 Issue

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by LOU ZICKAR

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Our Path Back

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Our Path Back

by KEVIN McCARTHY

The road back for America starts like this — one district at a time with a candidate who has the fire in the belly to take on the status quo.

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The Safety of Our Youth

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The Safety of Our Youth

by MIKE CASTLE

“By supporting evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies, including those which foster educational success and community involvement, we can work together to keep youth from falling victim to crime and violence.”

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Military Families Are Fundamental

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Military Families Are Fundamental

by KAY GRANGER

“In Congress and in the Administration, we must continue to work hard to make sure they have the support they deserve and have earned. Family readiness is a key component of our military readiness. “

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“It’s Not Over”

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“It’s Not  Over”

Q&A With FRAN TOWNSEND

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Learning Lessons the Hard Way

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Learning Lessons the Hard Way

by MAC THORNBERRY

This Texas Representative talks about Obama’s “image rehabilitation” mindset and how that has opened him up for criticism. “The President seems to be learning the hard way that when it comes to national security, style does not relegate substance irrelevant.”

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The Trillion Dollar Gap

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The Trillion Dollar Gap

by SUSAN K. URAHN

“The news that the national economy may be out of deep water couldn’t be more welcome. But many states are still in danger of drowning. “

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The Sino-American Relationship

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The Sino-American Relationship

by CARLA A. HILLS

“The severity of the financial news at home and the speed with which China has recovered have intensified the fears of many Americans that their future economic opportunities will be eroded as 1.3 billion Chinese become ever more active in the global market place.”

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A Great Time to Start a Business

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A Great Time to Start a Business

by DAN DANNER

Dan calls for Congress to relieve the fear small businesses owners have of crippling taxes in this economy, “Uncertainty about policy changes that will increase business costs is a growing concern among small business owners struggling through a tough economic climate.”

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Another Bellwether from Massachusetts

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Another Bellwether from Massachusetts

by DAVID G. TUERCK

“Until recently, few people looked to Massachusetts as a predictor of political trends. It was too blue to be a bellwether. The election of Scott Brown changed that.”

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