July 28, 2010

Union Influence on Public Policy

Union Influence on Public Policy

Featuring John Fund, Political Columnist, Wall Street Journal; Armand Thieblot, President, A. J. Thieblot & Son/NCSDO; John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; moderated by Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

June 15, 2010

The New Assault on Free Speech

The New Assault on Free Speech

Featuring Bradley A. Smith, Chairman, Center for Competitive Politics, and former Chairman, Federal Election Commission; William McGinley of Counsel, Patton Boggs LLP; and John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute

February 2, 2010

Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Now?

Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute, and Author, The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; and Allison Hayward, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University.

October 13, 2009

Not Invited to the Party: How the Demopublicans Have Rigged the System and Left Independents Out in the Cold

Not Invited to the Party: How the Demopublicans Have Rigged the System and Left Independents Out in the Cold

Featuring the author, James T. Bennett, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; with comments by Theresa Amato, Author, Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny; and Hans A. von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation, and former member, Federal Election Commission. Moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

September 8, 2009

Citizens United Redux: The First Amendment Vindicated?

Citizens United Redux: The First Amendment Vindicated?

Featuring Bradley A. Smith, Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission and Chairman, Center for Competitive Politics; Jamin Raskin, Professor of Law, Director of the Program on Law and Government at Washington College of Law, American University; Maryland State Senator; and John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

April 21, 2008

What to Do about Self-Funded Campaigns

What to Do about Self-Funded Campaigns

Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute, and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies and Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute.

March 9, 2007

A Skeptical Look at Grassroots Lobbying Disclosure

Featuring: Marvin Johnson, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; Mark Fitzgibbons, President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, AmericanTarget Advertising, Inc.; Stephen Hoersting, Executive Director, Center for Competitive Politics; and John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government Cato Institute.

November 9, 2006

Election 2006: A Look Back and Forward

Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, the Cato Institute; Michael McDonald, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution; James Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday; and Lou Jacobson, Deputy Editor, Roll Call

October 4, 2006

The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform

Featuring the author John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; with comments by Robert Bauer, Perkins & Coie; and Eliza Newlin Carney, National Journal.