The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show 30 Issues Wonk Wars: Earmarks Listen 27 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/97203/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Tad DeHaven, budget analyst at the Cato Institute; Gabriela Schneider of the open-government group the Sunlight Foundation; and Scott Lilly, senior fellow at American Progress, on why earmarks are what brings important dollars to local needs. »» Add Your Thoughts At The Wonk Wars Discussion Room!