Editorials and other writings

This is a list of my other professional writings, including newspaper editorials and research summaries for online webpages.

Funding a Future for Water in the San Joaquin Valley: A Literature Review of Public Funding for Water Infrastructure.  California Water Institute, California State University, Fresno, 2019.

“Why We Should Blame Elected Officials, Not Interest Groups, for Spiraling State Spending and Debts.”  American Politics and Policy Blog at the London School of Economics and Politics, 2019.

“Academics, Athletics Rise Together, but Academics come First at Fresno State” with Kevin Macey-Ayotte.  Editorial in the Fresno Bee, April 12, 2018.

“Lobbying is Growing in the US – More Information May Be the Best Regulation” with Timothy M. LaPira.  American Politics and Policy Blog at the London School of Economics and Politics, 2017 (reprinted in Newsweek and Lobbying Italia).

“Draining the Swamps, or Cultivating the Wetlands?  Towards Evidence-Based Lobbying Regulation and Reform” with Timothy M. LaPira.  Introduction to a special issue of Interest Groups & Advocacy 6(October, 2017): 195 – 198.

“Lobbying” and “Iron Triangle” definitions in the Encyclopedia of Money in Politics, ed. David A. Schultz.  Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2017.

“‘Dark Money’ Political Speech Should be in the Public Square.” Editorial in the Fresno Bee, May 29, 2016.

“Money, Speech, and Oligarchy in U.S. Politics.”  Editorial in the Fresno Bee, September 30, 2015.

“Without Reforms, Ethical Lobbying in Congress May Remain the Exception.”  American Politics and Policy Blog at the London School of Economics and Politics, 2015.

“Let’s Shine a Light on Dark Money Matters.”  Editorial in the Fresno Bee, January 2, 2015.

“Being a Member of an Interest Group Stimulates Political Participation, or At Least Makes It Easier.”  American Politics and Policy Blog at the London School of Economics and Politics, 2013.

Review of Lobbying and Policy Change by F. Baumgartner, J. Berry, M. Hojnacki, D. Kimball, and B. Leech in the Journal of Politics 73(December, 2010).

“Foundations and Future Directions: An Exploration of Competitive Interest Group Politics” in the VOX-POP Newsletter for Political Organizations and Parties, 2009.

“Housing Policy” and “Rider” definitions in the Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, eds. Lori Cox Han and Michael Genovese.  Facts-On-File, 2008.

“Political System” and “Pressure Groups” definitions in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, ed. William A. Darity.  Farmington Hills: Thomas-Gale, 2008.

“Exploring Competition and Bargaining Among Interest Group Lobbyists in Washington.”  PS: Political Science and Politics XXXVIII(October, 2005): 811.