The right to petition one’s government is a important part of the American political system. But many people inside and outside politics say our rules for lobbying haven’t kept up with how sophisticated the practice has become. Join Kojo as we explore where lobbying fits within the power structure of our democracy.


  • James Thurber Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University
  • Sheila Krumholz Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
  • Nicholas Lemann Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour — March 16, 2018

Friday, Mar 16 2018Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joins us to talk about the youth movement against gun violence, Russian sanctions, and more. D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh shares her thoughts on relief for high water bills and news that D.C. Public Schools is taking over an all girls charter school.