Articles in this issue
by LOU ZICKAR
Chaos is easy. Governance is hard. And in that regard, America’s new President has a long way to go. The goal of this edition of the Forum is to look at ways that the President and Congress can provide the American people with value for their tax dollars.
by TOM EMMER
While engagement with Cuba may not result in unprecedented levels of economic growth or immediate peace and prosperity in the region, there are numerous benefits that could be realized if we continue to shift away from the Cold War mentality of isolation.
by ANA QUINTANA
We must pursue a Cuba policy that enables and fosters a democratic transition and ends the rule of the Castro regime. There are few things more “America First” than fixing what Obama broke in Cuba.
by GARY SASSE
The question facing Republicans in New England is whether GOP victories at the gubernatorial level can usher in a new political order at other levels of government, as well.
by DANIEL J. MITCHELL
The OECD’s economists have crunched numbers and determined that reducing the burden of government spending can boost GDP by an average of 10 percent.
by LOU ZICKAR
Americans want value for their tax dollars. Which is why the ultimate test for the President and Congress will not be their allegiance to old Republican mantras. It will be their ability to convince Americans that their tax dollars are finally being put to good use.
by T. BOONE PICKENS
The legendary businessman offers his advice on how the new President can secure our nation’s energy future, and outlines the plan he has authored to do just that.
by TOM COLE
Protecting Social Security will not only preserve this important program for future generations, but will send a message to taxpayers that their money is being well spent.
by FREDERICK M. HESS
The U.S. spends close to $700 billion a year on K-12 schooling, yet our results are middle-of-the pack and our colleges are beset by price inflation and unhelpful degrees.
by TEVI TROY
The average American pays over $9,000 for health care each year, and yet the life expectancy of the average American ranks 42nd in the world.
by EMIL H. FRANKEL
As Congress and the new President look to rebuild America’s aging infrastructure, a look at how they can overcome some of the obstacles that have stood in their way.
On February 2, The Ripon Society released the results of its 2nd Annual Survey of the American Electorate. The survey asked voters for their views on issues ranging from health care to tax reform to the proper role of government in our lives.
The new Senator from Indiana talks about the message of his winning campaign and the challenges facing the people of the Hoosier State this year.