October 19, 2011

James Madison

James Madison

Featuring the author Richard Brookhiser, Senior Editor, National Review; with comments by John Samples, Cato Institute; moderated by David Boaz, Cato Institute.

July 21, 2011

The Ethics of Voting

The Ethics of Voting

Featuring the author Jason Brennan, Georgetown University; with comments by Bryan Caplan, George Mason University, Author, The Myth of the Rational Voter; moderated by John Samples, Cato Institute.

June 8, 2011

Which States Are Most Free?

Which States Are Most Free?

Featuring Jason Sorens, University of Buffalo (SUNY); and William Ruger, Texas State University–San Marcos; with comments by Michael Barone, Washington Examiner and The Almanac of American Politics; moderated by John Samples, Cato Institute.

April 5, 2011

The War in Libya: What Is the Role of Congress?

The War in Libya: What Is the Role of Congress?

Featuring Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA); Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute; and John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 12, 2011

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

Featuring the author, Nicholas Phillipson, Honorary Research Fellow in History, University of Edinburgh; and James R. Otteson, Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Yeshiva University, Charles G. Koch Senior Fellow, The Fund for American Studies. Moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

November 17, 2010

Is Taxpayer Financing of Campaigns Constitutional?

Is Taxpayer Financing of Campaigns Constitutional?

Featuring William Maurer, Attorney, Institute for Justice; and Craig Holman, Government Affairs Lobbyist, Public Citizen; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

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.