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    Virginia during the War of 1812

    Stuart Butler talked about Virginia during the War of 1812, and how the state’s militia organized and defended Virginia against British attack. He highlighted various assaults…

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    Opportunity Nation Summit

    Various panelists discussed economic opportunity in the United States at the 2011 Opportunity Nation Summit. Opportunity Nation is a group of businesses, schools, and nonprofits that…

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    Value Voters Summit, Morning Session

    Conservative leaders and Republican presidential candidates spoke at the Values Voter Summit. During this portion of the summit, House Speaker John Boehner pledged to uphold the…

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    Solutions for America's Future

    Officials from six Washington, D.C. think tanks talk about their plans for reducing the budget deficit and national debt. Peter Peterson made closing remarks.

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    Health Care Overhaul

    This was the second in a series of roundtable hearings intended to bring health care policy and industry experts together to inform the development of comprehensive health care reform…

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    Future of Entitlement Programs

    At the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour dinner, delegates presented the principles and proposed fiscal reforms they had developed during the Youth Entitlement Summit (YES).…

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    Universal Health Insurance Roundtable

    Health and public policy experts held a roundtable forum on proposals for universal health care and possible ways to improve access to adequate health care for all Americans. They…

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    The American Political Experiment and Its Prospects

    The Heritage Foundation held a panel discussion on “The American Experiment: What the 2005 Index of Dependency Tells Us About Its Prospects.” Members of the panel discussed the…

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    U.S. Health Care

    In an open session Secretary Leavitt, a former governor of Utah, talked about the federal-state partnership and the problems with Medicaid costs. Mr. Aaron and Mr. Butler…

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    Rising Health Care Costs

    The fifth of the Harvard Forums on Health focused on how to deal with the rising cost of health care. Mr. Thorpe gave the keynote address. Among the questions addressed was…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the…

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    The Value of Congressional Oversight

    Former Representatives Hamilton and Clinger talked about the importance of congressional oversight of federal agencies. They focused on the role of Congress in the oversight process…

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    Saving and Strengthening Social Security

    Participants urged that legislation be passed which would reform the Social Security system. They specifically called for measures which would allow individual control over accounts…

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    Economy and Democratic Values

    Panelists debated whether the U.S. economy is structured in a democratic way. Mr. Frum and Mr. Butler argued in the affirmative and Mr. West and Ms. Ehrenreich…

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    Budget Agreement Evaluation

    Mr. Fund moderated this discussion of the budget agreement between congressional Republicans and President Clinton. They examined what both sides received in the agreement and its…

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    U.S. Politics

    Mr. Robertson talked to the conference and talked about the state of politics in the United States and the moral shortcomings of some of America’s political leaders and the…

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    Uninsured Children

    In the first of a series of briefings for congressional staff, participants discussed various proposals to provide health insurance for the estimated 10 million children who have…

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    Senior Citizens and Elections

    Representatives of older Americans and public policy groups debated various campaign issues and how they are perceived by senior citizens.

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    Medicare Reform

    In a point-counterpoint segment that did not air with Washington Friday Journal, the guests debated the future of Medicare and the proposals for reforming the program.

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