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.

September 11, 2008

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do

Featuring Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science, Columbia University, Michael P. McDonald, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute and author of The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed American Politics and Culture. Moderated by Will Wilkinson, Research Fellow, 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.