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What’s the Matter with Washington?

By on October 29, 2015 with 0 Comments
What’s the Matter with Washington?

by WILLIAM B. LACY

A political veteran now living and working in Kansas says something is missing in our national political debate – mainly, a sense of history.

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Q&A With Bill Thomas

By on October 14, 2015 with 0 Comments
Q&A With Bill Thomas

Earlier this year, Congressman Bill Thomas announced his retirement after nearly 30 years in the U.S. House of
Representatives. First elected in 1978, Thomas has served as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee since 2001. He recently sat down with the Ripon Forum to discuss his experiences in politics and share his thoughts on what the future holds on Capitol Hill – not just in this year’s mid-term elections, but in the years ahead, as well.

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“Cooperation on issues does not mean compromising values.”

By on August 12, 2014 with 0 Comments
“Cooperation on issues does not mean compromising values.”

by KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON

Kay Bailey Hutchison is retiring from Congress after 19 years in office leaving this word of advice for her colleagues, “You, the elected representatives of today, are just as smart, creative and patriotic as our ancestors and must take the mantle of responsibility to keep America strong.”

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“Anger is not a substitute for good policy” – A Q&A with Jon Huntsman

By on August 12, 2014 with 0 Comments
“Anger is not a substitute for good policy” – A Q&A with Jon Huntsman

An interview with the former governor, ambassador and presidential candidate about the current political environment and the challenges facing the country — and the Republican Party — in the coming years.

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Breaking the Partisan Stranglehold

By on August 12, 2014 with 0 Comments
Breaking the Partisan Stranglehold

by MICKEY EDWARDS

The Aspen Institute scholar and former Congressman discusses dysfunction in Washington and offers ideas for reform.

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