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  • emThe TwentySix Words That Created the Internetem
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    The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet

    Jeff Kosseff described section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that protects providers/websites from lawsuits due to user content.

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  • Social Media Regulation
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    Social Media Regulation

    Two Cato Institute scholars discussed social media companies and advocated against their regulation. Afterward, they answered questions from members of the audience.

    112 views
  • State Regulation and Fiscal Policy
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    State Regulation and Fiscal Policy

    The CATO Institute, a libertarian public policy research organization, hosted a discussion about the impact of state policies and regulations on economic freedom. More specifically, the event analyzed…

    198 views
  • emSpeak Freelyem
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    Speak Freely

    Princeton professor Keith Whittington discussed free speech on college campuses.

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  • Social Medias Role in Democracy
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    Social Media's Role in Democracy

    Katie Harbath, Facebook’s director of global politics and government outreach, was among the speakers at a discussion on the role of social media in democracy. Participants talked about the…

    391 views
  • Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg Discuss emWhat Washington Gets Wrongem
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    What Washington Gets Wrong

    Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-authors of What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People,…

    1,236 views
  • Discussion Focuses on Freedom of Speech and the Trump Administration
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    Freedom of Speech and the Trump Administration

    Fleming Rose, Robert Corn-Revere, and Francis Buckley talked about free speech in the Trump administration following the president’s reaction to protests at the University of California,…

    668 views
  • emLessons in Censorshipem
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    Lessons in Censorship

    Professor Catherine Ross talked about her book Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights, in which she examines the free speech rights of…

    1,281 views
  • emBuckley v Valeoem and Campaign Finance Law Panel 3
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    Buckley v. Valeo and Campaign Finance Law, Panel 3

    Panelists talked about the continuing resilience of the Supreme Court decision in Buckley v. Valeo. In the case the court struck down spending limits for political campaigns but upheld…

    183 views
  • emA Republic No Moreem
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    A Republic No More

    Jay Cost talked about his book, A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption, in which he argues that America’s Founding Fathers feared that the republic…

    1,859 views
  • emCitizens Unitedem Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws
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    Citizens United Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on recent elections. They also responded to questions from the…

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  • Campaign Finance and emCitizens Unitedem Decision
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    Campaign Finance and Citizens United Decision

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision and its impact on elections and politics. Former Election Commission…

    262 views
  • Electoral College Reform
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    Electoral College Reform

    John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Tara McGuinness moderated. “Picking a President: Is…

    1,043 views
  • Tea Party Movement Ideology
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    Tea Party Movement Ideology

    Panelists talked about the ideological makeup of the tea party movement, in particular a study that found most were united on economic issues but split on social issues.

    992 views
  • emA Fundamental Freedomem
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    A Fundamental Freedom

    David Lampo argues in his book that support for gay rights by the political right is in accordance with conservative ideologies of personal freedom and limited government. The author…

    342 views
  • Electoral College
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    Electoral College

    Panelists talked about the issues related to electing U.S. presidents through the electoral college system. Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson criticized the Electoral College and…

    3,308 views
  • emAdam Smith An Enlightened Lifeem
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    Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

    Nicholas Philipson talked about his book Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life (Yale University Press, 2010), an intellectual biography of Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790). The author examines Smith’s…

    888 views
  • A 21st Century Government  What Should it Be
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    A 21st Century Government - What Should it Be?

    Authors John Samples and Eugene Steuerle debated the proper size and role of the federal government. Mr. Reischauer moderated. The authors also responded to questions from members of the audience. John Samples is the…

    291 views
  • Tea Party Movement and Government
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    Tea Party Movement and Government

    Panelists talked about Tea Party political groups and their impact on the government. This programs was interrupted briefly when the building was evacuated due to a fire alarm.

    342 views
  • The Struggle to Limit Government in the Modern Era
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    The Struggle to Limit Government in the Modern Era

    Representative James Sensenbrenner and John Samples talked about the history of attempts to limit the size of the federal government since the Reagan administration and what lessons might…

    224 views
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