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

July 20, 2005

The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today

Featuring the author, Steven Malanga, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; with comments by David Lublin, American University; and moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

June 28, 2005

The Eighties: America in the Age of Reagan

Featuring the author, John Ehrman, with comments by William Niskanen, Chairman, Cato Institute and moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute

May 3, 2005

Should we ban 527s?

Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; Robert F. Bauer, Perkins & Coie; and Cleta Mitchell, Foley & Lardner.