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The Future of Campaign Finance

New America
Political Reform

In a Google Hangout this week, New America’s Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Managing Editor at Reason, weighed in on tough issues ranging from dark money’s influence on elections to the real impact of Citizens United v F.E.C., and McCutcheon v F.E.C.. Don’t worry if you missed it the first time around: watch the full conversation to find out what these experts have to say about the future of campaign finance.

Upcoming Events

Farms, Factories, and the Fate of Our Food

EVENT October 20, 2014 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Monday October 20, 2014

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


[u'New America', u'1899 L Street NW Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

In The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food, Genoways goes deep inside the modern pork industry, and examines the impact of new federal policies that allow meat companies to ramp up production.

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E-Team: A Social Cinema Screening

EVENT October 21, 2014 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm

Tuesday October 21, 2014

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


[u'New America NYC', u'199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B', u'New York, NY 10012']

E-TEAM follows the high-stakes work of four fiercely intrepid human rights investigators who are the first on the ground in countries like Syria and Libya to record and expose human rights violations in the midst of devastating wars.

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UNACCOUNTABLE

EVENT October 21, 2014 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Tuesday October 21, 2014

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


[u'New America', u'1899 L Street NW Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

Join author Janine Wedel and New America’s Economic Growth Policy Director, Michael Lind for a comprehensive discussion of the corruption that increasingly affects the everyday lives of American citizens.

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Books

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in the news | October 17, 2014 | Fellows

Incumbents can't catch a break as crises mount

Julian Zelizer

"Other midterms have taken place in chaotic times," said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history at Princeton University. "Right now this is a pretty bad one. There are, rationally, a lot of problems that the president and the country are confronting."

in the news | October 16, 2014 | Fellows

Ebola Lapses Seen by White House as Obama Cancels Trips

Julian Zelizer

Yesterday’s meeting and public statement at its conclusion were both an indication of how seriously Obama is taking Ebola and the fact that politics are in play with midterm congressional elections set for Nov. 4, said Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian at Princeton University in New Jersey.

article | October 16, 2014
Gaza’s Unseen Casualties

Gaza’s Unseen Casualties

Brian K. Barber

New America Fellow Brian Barber describes what you need to know about the Gaza Strip that you can’t see in photographs and don’t hear enough about in news coverage.

article | October 16, 2014
The Euro-Apprentice

The Euro-Apprentice

Tamar Jacoby

Dual training apprenticeships in Germany educate and train students for jobs - and America is considering importing the concept.

article | October 16, 2014 | Political Reform
The Future of Campaign Finance

The Future of Campaign Finance

New America

In a Google Hangout this week, New America’s Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Managing Editor at Reason, weighed in on tough issues ranging from dark money’s influence on elections to the real impact of Citizens United v F.E.C., and McCutcheon v F.E.C.. Don’t worry if you missed it the first time around: watch the full conversation to find out what these experts have to say about the future of campaign finance.