Zickar, Lou

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By on November 1, 2016
In this edition

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
In this edition

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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By on July 7, 2016
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by LOU ZICKAR

“Why Trump Resonates.” When people see this headline on the cover, they may think it is an endorsement of Donald Trump. It’s not an endorsement. It’s an explanation. An explanation of how someone who displays so few of the personal qualities we look for in our leaders now finds himself the presumptive Republican nominee.

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WHY TRUMP RESONATES

By on July 7, 2016
WHY TRUMP RESONATES

by LOU ZICKAR

Americans are ashamed of their government and ready to turn the tables on the governing class. Who better to shame Washington than someone who has no shame?

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By on April 17, 2016
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by LOU ZICKAR

This may in fact be the year of the outsider. But it’s also the year of the underdog. And in this edition of The Ripon Forum, we focus on their concerns.

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By on February 15, 2016
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by LOU ZICKAR

Abraham Lincoln once called education the “most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” In recent years, education has also been a subject that has fallen victim to partisan gridlock and political dysfunction. The recent enactment of a plan to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act was a victory over this dysfunction.

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By on December 13, 2015
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by LOU ZICKAR

With Congress reaching agreement this year on plans to rebuild our roads, reform our schools, and expand foreign markets through global trade, the latest edition of THE RIPON FORUM looks at another area where common sense and compromise are needed in 2016 — overregulation.

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By on December 3, 2015
In This Edition

It’s been said that politics is like a pendulum because it swings between two extremes. Over the past eight months or so in Washington, we have certainly seen that to be the case.

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By on December 2, 2015
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By LOU ZICKAR

Over the past 30 years, conservatives have successfully branded anyone who supports raising taxes as being a liberal.

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A Scalpel for President Obama

By on December 2, 2015
A Scalpel  for President Obama

by LOU ZICKAR

During his campaign for President, Barack Obama promised many things. One of his promises was to govern from the middle. Yet four months into his administration, it has become increasingly clear that he faces two main obstacles in fulfilling this promise and achieving this goal.

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