Volume 45, No. 2, Spring 2011

In This Edition
By Lou Zickar

One year before the last presidential election, THE RIPON FORUM ran an essay entitled, “Entitlement Reform: The 800 Pound Gorilla of the 2008 Campaign.” Authored by David John...........MORE
Between Salvation and Solvency
By Tom Corbett

The Governor of Pennsylvania discusses the challenges facing Medicaid and his effort to save the program for future generations in his commonwealth...........MORE
How to Fix our Entitlement Crisis:
A Four Step Plan
By Tevi Troy

The former Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Services looks at the state of U.S. entitlement programs provides a blueprint on how these programs can be reformed
Reforming Social Security Disability Insurance
By Richard V. Burkhauser

According to this Cornell professor, a program intended to help workers when they are injured is in fact discouraging people from returning to work
Saving Social Security
By Stephen Jackson

Senator Lindsey Graham and a panel of experts participated in a Ripon Society policy breakfast and agreed on one thing - the time to reform Social Security has never been better
Growing our

By Dan Coats
The Indiana Senator discusses his bipartisan plan to scrap the tax code and replace it with a system that's flatter, fairer, and easier to understand.......MORE
Improving Public Safety Through Prisoner Reentry Programs
By Bob McDonnell

Virginia's Governor leads and effort to reform the wy incarcerated individuals in his commonwealth return to society and lead productive lives.......MORE
“More Work to Be Done”
Sue Myrick


The North Carolina Congresswoman shines a spotlight on a disease that not only afflicts five million youth, but one that is becoming better understood each year.......MORE
Beyond the Arab Spring
By Lorne Craner

The President of the International Republican Institute assesses where the seeds of freedom could be planted next around the world.........MORE

Sunshine is for Voting, not Bargaining
By Bill Frenzel

The former congressman from Minnesota and Chairman Emeritus of The Ripon Society contends in an essay that negotiations are difficult as long as sunshine is allowed in the room..............MORE

CODEL to America
By Jim Murtha

At a time when Congress is seen as being out of touch, a grassroots expert proposes a way to reconnect members with the country they lead...........MORE

The Ripon Profile
Ron Johnson



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