The Ripon Forum

Volume 0, No. 0

Winter 2009 Issue

In this Edition

By on December 1, 2015
In this Edition

What won Obama the election in the final analysis was that he exuded competence. Not Michael Dukakis-silly-looking-helmet-on-head kind of competence. But the kind of competence that convinces people that, if they vote for him, he’s going to get the job done.

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The Way Back

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The Way Back

by TOM DAVIS

The former Virginia Congressman and new Chair of the Main Street Partnership charts the road ahead for republicans.

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My Dinner with Andrea

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My Dinner with Andrea

by THADDEUS G. MCCOTTER

The House Policy Committee Chairman sits down for a meal with a friend and shares some food for thought about his party.

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What it Takes

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What it Takes

by JIM DOUGLAS

Vermont’s chief executive is a red governor in a blue state — a Republican elected by Democrats. here’s how he does it.

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More like Ike

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More like Ike

by KASEY S. PIPES

Eisenhower is the original pragmatic warrior, taking on the Soviets and running government like a business. He also is an example for today’s GOP as the party begins to rebuild after the November election.

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The Eisenhower Paradigm

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The Eisenhower Paradigm

by JEFFREY HART

Despite the friendly grin, Ike could be ruthless in the application of power. A former speechwriter for Nixon and Reagan assesses Eisenhower’s record as a leader and what Republicans can learn from him today.

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In the Wake of Mumbai

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In the Wake of Mumbai

by PETER HOEKSTRA

The Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee lays out a national security agenda for the 11th Congress.

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The Road to Recovery: An economic agenda for the GOP to champion

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The Road to Recovery: An economic agenda for the GOP to champion

by CARLY CIORINA

The Republican businesswoman advises the GOP to stand up for the “little guy” in the debate over reviving the economy.

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Preventing Another Financial Meltdown

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Preventing Another Financial Meltdown

by SUSAN COLLINS

The Senator from Maine discusses her proposal to reform the Nation’s financial regulatory system.

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Republicans Need to Prepare for the Future, not Rewrite Past

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Republicans Need to Prepare for the Future, not Rewrite Past

by LOU ZICKAR

The American people want lower taxes. But they also want to know the money they send to Washington is being well spent.

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