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Gen Z abandons old media, choose Instagram, YouTube, Facebook

By on February 21, 2018 in Ripon in the News

February 20, 2018

By on February 20, 2018 in Teddy Tweets

“The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole.”

Open letter in the Kansas City Star
May 7, 1918

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Main Street Caucus Grows to Nearly 75 Members

By on February 20, 2018 in Featured News, News
Main Street Caucus Grows to Nearly 75 Members

WASHINGTON, DC — The leaders of the Republican Main Street Caucus appeared before a breakfast meeting of The Ripon Society to discuss the group’s mission, and what its members hope to accomplish in the coming year.

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Latest Forum Looks at The Ripon Society’s Annual Survey of the American Voter

By on February 16, 2018 in Featured News, News
Latest Forum Looks at The Ripon Society’s Annual Survey of the American Voter

WASHINGTON, DC — The Ripon Forum kicks off its 52nd year of publication today with an examination of the American electorate as the country moves into 2018.

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In this edition

By on February 16, 2018
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

The Ripon Forum kicks off its 52nd year of publication with an examination of the American electorate as we begin 2018.

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In Defense of the Institution of Congress and the Return of Earmarks

By on February 15, 2018
In Defense of the Institution of Congress and the Return of Earmarks

by TOM ROONEY

After many frustrating appropriations cycles, continuing resolutions, and shutdowns, the earmark ban has accomplished few, if any, of its intended goals.

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Keep the Ban on Earmarks

By on February 15, 2018
Keep the Ban on Earmarks

by TOM SCHATZ

Earmarks are corrupt, unfair, and wasteful. They should be permanently banned, and oversight should be increased into how federal funds are being spent.

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Red Ink Reality Check

By on February 15, 2018
Red Ink Reality Check

by MAYA MACGUINEAS

The return of trillion dollar deficits in the next year or so should be a wake-up call given we are in an expanding economy, not a massive recession.

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The Rise of “Letter-Marking”

By on February 15, 2018
The Rise of “Letter-Marking”

by RUSSELL W. MILLS & NICOLE KALAF-HUGHES

The earmark ban has given rise to a practice that is even less transparent to taxpayers, and has given even more power to the President over how tax dollars are being spent.

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Creating One Out of Many: The Military Way

By on February 15, 2018
Creating One Out of Many: The Military Way

by MIGUEL HOWE

As America once again debates immigration, we can learn from the military and how they take recruits from different backgrounds and turn them into a cohesive unit.

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