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

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

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.

September 20, 2006

In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns

In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns

Featuring the author, John G. Geer, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University; with comments by Jeremy Mayer, George Mason University; and moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

March 21, 2006

Lobby Reform or Regression

Lobby Reform or Regression

Featuring Bradley A. Smith, Former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission & Senior Adviser to the Center for Competitive Politics; Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice; and moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

September 22, 2005

Mr. Smith Leaves Washington

Featuring Bradley A. Smith, Capital University School of Law; Representative Mike Pence (R-IN); and moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute