April 25, 2012

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

Featuring the author Linda Killian, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; with comments by David Kirby, Vice President of Development, FreedomWorks; moderated by John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

April 20, 2012

Citizens v. the Ruling Elite

Citizens v. the Ruling Elite

Featuring Mark Meckler, Co-founder, Tea Party Patriots; Eric O’Keefe, Co-Chairman, Campaign for Primary Accountability; Geoff Pallay, Special Projects Director, Ballotpedia; moderated by John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

January 26, 2012

Limited Government in the 2012 Election

Limited Government in the 2012 Election

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with John Samples, director of Cato’s Center for Representative Government and author of The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

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.

March 22, 2011

A Government Thumb on the Election Scale?

A Government Thumb on the Election Scale?

Featuring Nick Dranias, Director, Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute; and David H. Gans, Director, Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center; moderated by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute.

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 .