ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on June 25th, 2015

Often, the ideas espoused by free market think tanks are not very popular. It can be difficult to respond to attacks that assume the very worst from your suggest reforms. Charles, and the team at the Foundation for Government Accountability follows a winning strategy when responding to such criticism, and he'll share your suggestions in this webinar, here's a hint: ARAP. 

Participants are invited to submit arguments they have trouble defending when the register, and Charles will offer suggestions on some of these in the session. Contact

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Manning School. The Manning School is Canada’s premier conservative-oriented training organization, focusing primarily on those who wish to hold elected office and the volunteers, staff, and organizers who support them. The School also provides customized training for grassroots activists, interest groups, and political parties. Our programs employ the latest empirical research and the most skilled leaders in industry and politics to develop and deliver practical executive and online programs. Learn more at

Charles Siler serves as media relations director for the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). In this capacity, Charles develops and implements strategic communications plans to advance FGA’s policy priorities by cultivating and maintaining relationships with the Foundation’s key allies in national and local media, and identifies opportunities to highlight the Foundation’s work and expertise within the mainstream political conversation. He has previously worked with the Goldwater Institute, U.S. Army and the Washington Times.