What is the status of campaign finance reform? Campaign finance reform is working / Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein ; Campaign finance reform is not working / Bradley A. Smith ; Issue ads undermine campaign finance reform / David Corn ; Laws regulating issue ads violate free speech / Byron York ; Placing caps on campaign contributions promotes competitive elections / Deborah Goldberg ; Laws that cap spending of self-funded candidates are unconstitutional / Ilya Shapiro ; Public campaign financing should be anonymous / Farhad Manjoo ; Public financing of presidential campaigns has failed / John Samples -- What strategies promote fair political campaigns? Public funding of congressional campaigns will promote fair political campaigns / Ed Kilgore ; Public funding of congressional campaigns will not promote fair political campaigns / Nathan Benefield ; Attack ads that go beyond the issues undermine fair political campaigns / Darrell M. West ; Negative campaign ads play an important role in political campaigns / John G. Geer ; Media regulation is necessary to promote fair political campaigns / Sarah O'Leary ; Liberal attempts to regulate the media will restrict conservative speech / Brian Darling -- How should redistricting be managed? Redistricting reforms are necessary / Thomas E. Mann ; Redistricting reforms are unlikely / Dan Seligson -- Independent commissions can reduce political redistricting / Scott M. Lesowitz ; Independent commissions will not reduce political redistricting / Steven Hill ; Redistricting strategies hurt minority voters / Tracie Powell ; The Supreme Court appears unlikely to resolve problems with partisan redistricting / Stuart Taylor -- What recent developments have most influenced political campaigns? The Internet has revolutionized political campaigns / Janette Kenner Muir ; The Internet makes it easier to spread campaign misinformation / Julian Sanchez ; Small Internet donors can make a big impact on elections / Mary Jacoby ; Small donor fund-raising is reshaping campaign finance / Kevin Diaz ; Small donor fund-raising will not change campaign finance / Jay Mandle ; Small donors may influence campaigns beyond financing / Michael Cornfield.
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Collects essays that offer varying perspectives on issues related to political campaigns.