Center for Governmental Studies
Founder and President of the recently closed Center for Governmental Studies, a nonprofit research organization that looks at ethics and campaign financing; co-author of California Proposition 208, a November 1996 campaign finance reform initiative
A discussion about Proposition 54, which, if approved, would end the practice of last-minute lawmaking by California legislators.
Oct. 13, 2016from Olney in L.A.
Over $24 million has been spent on this year's election by special interest groups.
Jun. 2, 2016from Olney in L.A.
Last week, California's Fair Political Practices Commission — the FPPC — adopted new restrictions for what's called "dark money" in political campaigns.
Sep. 21, 2015from Which Way, L.A.?
Josh and Ken discuss an eventful day of impeachment testimony.
Nov. 21from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Prime Minister Boris Johnson orchestrated a landslide victory in yesterday’s UK election, resulting in the biggest Conservative majority in Parliament since Margaret Thatcher won a…
Dec. 13from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
“Dolly Parton’s America” is a new podcast by Jad Abumrad.
Nov. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Although the extent of our lawless detention program in Guantanamo Bay is something many Americans know little about, it affects us all.
Nov. 22from Scheer Intelligence
Today the House Judiciary Committee heard from four legal experts on what constitutes an impeachable offense, and whether Trump’s actions related to Ukraine fit the mold.
Dec. 4from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?
Nov. 23from Studio Berlin
On this day after Thanksgiving, we replay some of our favorite music-themed conversations.
Nov. 29from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A sudden spike in gasoline prices two weeks ago set off protests in Iran. Now at least 180 people have been killed in the government crackdown.
Dec. 2from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The head of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will step down at the end of the month. We ask why.
Dec. 2from Greater LA