Daily Media Links 5/4: It’s Donald Trump’s GOP After Ted Cruz Drops Out, The anti-Trump movement spent upwards of $75 million and ultimately lost, and more…

Presidential Race NBC News: It’s Donald Trump’s GOP After Ted Cruz Drops Out Benjy Sarlin In a result that once seemed unthinkable to many Republicans, Donald Trump became the likely GOP nominee on Tuesday as top rival Senator Ted Cruz withdrew from the race. “We are going to win again and we are going to […]

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Daily Media Links 5/3: Did the Supreme Court Make the Right Decision in the Citizens United Case After All?, Cruz’s faltering campaign shows the risks of depending on a few wealthy donors, and more…

Citizens United Vanity Fair: Did the Supreme Court Make the Right Decision in the Citizens United Case After All? Michael Kinsley The First Amendment right of free speech is generally considered to be a liberal cause. So it’s disappointing to see how quickly liberals abandon it when the speech is something they disagree with. Money […]

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Michigan Capitol Confidential: IRS-Style Viewpoint Discrimination in Grand Rapids City Government? (In the News)

Tom Gantert The apparent viewpoint discrimination committed by the office of the Grand Rapids city attorney may not be an isolated incident, according to the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based advocacy organization that works on First Amendment issues. In an email, CCP research fellow Scott Blackburn wrote: “This is just another example of an […]

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Daily Media Links 5/2: Americans deserve better than the IRS, Why The 2016 Election May Not Break Spending Records, and more…

In the News Michigan Capitol Confidential: IRS-Style Viewpoint Discrimination in Grand Rapids City Government? Tom Gantert The apparent viewpoint discrimination committed by the office of the Grand Rapids city attorney may not be an isolated incident, according to the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based advocacy organization that works on First Amendment issues. In an […]

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When do the Rich Win?

There is exploding academic and non-academic interest in the relative influence of economic “haves” and “have-nots” on public policy. In a recent, widely referenced 2014 article, Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page compare the influence of upper and middle-income citizens and find that the preferences of the former are all that matter for policy representation. In […]

Filed Under: Faulty Assumptions, Research, Benjamin Page, Inequality in Policy Representation, J. Alexander Branham, Martin Gilens, Faulty Assumptions, Faulty Assumptions

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.