The Ripon Forum

Volume 46, No. 3

Summer 2012 Issue

Ripon Profile of Luis G. Fortuño

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Ripon Profile of Luis G. Fortuño

Ripon Profile of Luis G. Fortuño

The Governor of Puerto Rico discusses the importance of fiscal discipline and his hero in American politics.

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In this Edition

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by LOU ZICKAR

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Q&A with Alan Simpson

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Q&A with Alan Simpson

The former Wyoming Senator talks about the politics of the moment and why the plan he coauthored with Erskine Bowles represents the best hope of reducing the debt before it is too late.

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The Moment of Truth… Once Again

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The Moment of Truth… Once Again

by ED LORENZEN

At a time when most reports in Washington gather dust, the Simpson-Bowles report is gathering steam. A look at what’s in the report, and why it is receiving attention 18 months after it was released.

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Avoiding a Global Depression

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Avoiding a Global Depression

by DAVID M. WALKER

With America headed toward a fiscal cliff, the former head of the Government Accountability Office argues that Congress and the President must overcome political dysfunction to avert a crisis.

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TPP: An Opportunity for American Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Economy

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TPP: An Opportunity for American Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Economy

by PHIL ENGLISH

Potentially larger than NAFTA, this new trade agreement is critical to American prospects for expanded export markets, yet is largely unknown.

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A New Trade Relationship with Europe?

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A New Trade Relationship with Europe?

by BILL REINSCH

The trade issues dividing the U.S. and EU are not new. What is new is our common concern about the challenge posed by China.

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What we need now: A Joint Committee on Congressional Reform

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What we need now: A Joint Committee on Congressional Reform

by BILLY PITTS

While partisanship has clearly risen, one of the more chronic problems with congressional decision-making is procedural dysfunction.

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The Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

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The Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

by STEVE CALDEIRA

As America teeters on the brink of a debt crisis, it is critical nothing be done that would force the American people over the edge.

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Republican Governors

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Republican Governors

by GEORGE E. HALE

With voters set to elect governors in 11 states, a professor and former statehouse aide looks at the qualities that make up a good leader.

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