Videos on Politics And Government

Neill Franklin on Five Ways Drug Wars Hurt Kids
Commentators like Bill O'Reilly claim that ending the drug war would lead to more children being abused by drug-addicted parents. But 33-year law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin sees it differently. Franklin says that these drugs are more accessible to our kids in an illegal environment. Neill serves as Executive Director Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
Running time: 503 seconds
Discussion on Where Libertarians Belong
Should libertarians forge alliances and risk being compromised, or preserve their purity and risk irrelevance? Which political groups are worth rooting for, collaborating with, or just sprinting away from? On July 12, 2010, Reason hosted a debate on where Libertarians belong, with Cato Institute Vice President Brink Lindsey, president Matt Kibbe of Freedomworks and Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online.
Running time: 2986 seconds
Experimental Economist Bart Wilson on the Meaning of Fair
Politicians and pundits often use the word 'fair' to describe policies they favor. But what does fair really mean? Chapman University experimental economist Bart Wilson argues that fairness should not be construed as equality of outcome, but as a process in which everyone plays by the rules and honors agreements.
Running time: 531 seconds
Returning to the Flood Risk Lowlands in Mozambique
Some residents have decided to return to the lowlands despite the dangers of flooding.
Running time: 215 seconds
Banning Earmarks Awards to For-Profit Companies
Citizens Against Government Waste: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). Back in March, the House Appropriations Committee banned members of Congress from awarding earmarks to for-profit companies. Kaptur publicly praised the new ban, but privately she taught corporations (including one of her biggest campaign contributors) how to get around it.
Running time: 87 seconds
Interview with Arthur C. Brooks About His Book The Battle
In this video you will see the full version of the interview with Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. He also talks about his new book, The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future.
Running time: 3096 seconds
Arthur Brooks on the Battle Between Free Enterprise and Big Government
America faces a new culture war; a war between free enterprise and big government. American Enterprise Institute President Arthur C. Brooks argues in his new book, The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future.
Running time: 293 seconds
The Political Background of Mad Men Season 4
The upcoming season of President Obama's favorite TV show will take place in 1964, the year of the Civil Rights Act, Meet the Beatles!, the Stone's debut, Johnson's trouncing of Goldwater, and the Surgeon General's 'revelation' that smoking causes cancer. What will become of the men and women of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce who came of age in the staid '50s?
Running time: 300 seconds
Conservatives v. Libertarians: A Reason Event Featuring Damon Root, Doug Kendall, and Eugene B. Meyer
The last few years have been good to the Conservative Judicial Movement, but at what cost? Some conservative judges say these victories have been gained by stomping on precedent. Should libertarians turn to the courts for political solutions, or do they risk giving ground to liberals who have their own agenda for judicial activism?
Running time: 3041 seconds
Damon Root Discusses Libertarians vs. Conservatives on the Supreme Court and More!
Should the Supreme Court practice judicial restraint? In his cover story from the July issue of Reason, Associate Editor Damon W. Root discussed how the debate over judicial activism is dividing the conservative legal movement. Root sat down with Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie to discuss libertarian and conservative legal theories, judicial activism, Elena Kagan's nomination, and more.
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Radley Balko on the Missouri SWAT Raid Video
What happens when video of a routine police procedure is posted online? In the case of a Missouri SWAT raid, outrage, anger, and a viral sensation viewed over 1.2 million times. Reason Magazine Senior Editor Radley Balko sat down with Nick Gillespie to discuss the raid, the video, and the fallout.
Running time: 582 seconds
Steven Greenhut on Public Employee Paychecks, Perks and Plunder
Steven Greenhut, Editor in Chief of and author of the new book, Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation, sat down with's Ted Balaker to discuss the widening gap between public and private sector employment.
Running time: 540 seconds
Cory Doctorow on The War on Kids, Boing Boing, and His Next Novel
As one of the editors of Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow runs one of the best-known blogs on the planet. As the author of best-selling young-adult novels such Little Brother and the new For The Win, he has his pulse on what it is like to be growing up in the 21st century.
Running time: 326 seconds
Williamson M. Eyers Talks About Education Under Obama
Williamson M. Evers was the US assistant secretary of education for policy from 2007-2009. Today, Evers is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and serves on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Academic Content Standards Commission. Reason.TV's Paul Feine recently sat down with Evers to get his assessment of US education policy under Obama thus far.
Running time: 349 seconds
Education Choice with Reformers Lisa Snell, Leslie Jacobs and Arwynn Mattix
Reason Foundation's Director of Education Lisa Snell hosts a panel with Leslie Jacobs, founder of education reform nonprofit Educate Now. As a former member of the New Orleans School Board, Jacobs was a driving force behind the charter school movement that rejuvenated the New Orleans public school system after Hurricane Katrina. Also on the panel is Arwynn Mattix.
Running time: 2403 seconds
Why Working in a Political Campaign Can Be Life Changing - Matt Curtis
In Chapter 6 of 17, strategist Matt Curtis shares the excitement and challenge that come with managing political campaign operations under short deadlines.
Running time: 109 seconds
How to Turn Community Shame into Community Pride - Matt Curtis
In Chapter 11 of 17, strategist Matt Curtis suggests ways municipalities and local governments can use to transform community shame into community pride.
Running time: 178 seconds
How Austin, Texas Turned Residents into 750,000 Publicists - Matt Curtis
In Chapter 10 of 17, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis showcases Austin, Texas' secret marketing weapon: its residents.
Running time: 86 seconds
What Defines Citizenship - Matt Curtis
In Chapter 9 of 17, communications strategist Matt Curtis defines citizenship as building your community up to a better place than which you found it.
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How Press Secretary and Journalism Teacher Bob Mann Leaves a Legacy
In Chapter 5 of 17, Matt Curtis shares the story of Bob Mann, a Democratic Party Press Secretary for Ted Kennedy.
Running time: 146 seconds
How a Political Public Affairs Career Stays Creative and Fun - Matt Curtis
In Chapter 4 of 17, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis shares how to keep local politics publicity and promotion fun and exciting.
Running time: 181 seconds
Why a Public Servant Defines Role As Soldier of the Community - Matt Curtis
In Chapter 2 of 17, strategist Matt Curtis enters politics and soon finds himself more attracted to the public service element specific to a local community.
Running time: 68 seconds
How Effective Listening Improves Negotiation Results - Audrey Parker
In Chapter 5 of 15, consultant A. Parker shares why in a multi-party negotiation, questioning approaches can uncover participant's interests and perspectives.
Running time: 104 seconds
How Energy Lobbyist Navigates Texas Legislature - Audrey Parker
In Chapter 4 of 15, energy efficiency consultant Audrey Parker shares what she learned about passing energy bills while working as a Texas state lobbyist.
Running time: 99 seconds
New Threats to Freedom Panel Review
On May 17, 2010, Reason sponsored a panel discussion on the new collection New Threats to Freedom featuring editor Adam Bellow ("Where Have All the Grownups Gone?"), Reason's Katherine Mangu-Ward, Stephen Schwartz ("Shariah in the West"), and Christine Rosen ("The New Behaviorists").
Running time: 1659 seconds


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