Zickar, Lou

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By on December 8, 2017
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by LOU ZICKAR

To the extent that the Ripon Profile has been one of our most popular and consistent features over the past 10 years, we thought it would be a good time to publish a compilation of every profile that has appeared in our pages during that time.

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By on November 13, 2017
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by LOU ZICKAR

Amid all the bad news coming out of Washington, DC these days, there is a lot of good work being done by inspiring individuals who are quietly trying to make government work better for the American people.

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By on September 5, 2017
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by LOU ZICKAR

Seventy years after George Marshall first laid our his plan to rebuild post-war Europe, the world is growing more dangerous, and the alliances that have long kept the peace are growing frayed.

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By on June 25, 2017
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by LOU ZICKAR

Earlier this year, I was having a conversation with two veteran GOP lobbyists, and, like so many other conversations in Washington these days, the topic turned to the political environment and the air of uncertainty that has descended upon this town.

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By on April 26, 2017
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by LOU ZICKAR

From a Congress that riven with politics to a bureaucracy that is spinning out of control, this edition of the Forum looks at how governance has broken down in Washington and how things can be turned things around.

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A Smart Government Plan with Bipartisan Roots

By on April 26, 2017
A Smart Government Plan with Bipartisan Roots

by LOU ZICKAR

As presidentIial advisor Jared Kushner looks for ways to reform government so it is “ahead of schedule and under budget,” he should look at an idea that Congress almost passed 40 years ago.

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By on February 13, 2017
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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.

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Value: The New Watchword in Washington

By on February 13, 2017
Value: The New Watchword in Washington

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.

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By on November 1, 2016
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by LOU ZICKAR

In this edition, we look at another key plank in the Better Way agenda – tax reform, and the blueprint crafted by Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady to rewrite the tax code and replace it with a system that is not only easier to understand, but one that also unleashes economic growth.

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By on September 22, 2016
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by LOU ZICKAR

As much as Americans may be frustrated with this year’s presidential election and the individuals who are seeking to lead our democracy, it may a good time to remember the individuals who are putting their lives on the line to defend it every day.

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