Doug Bandow was a syndicated columnist with Copley News Service and a senior fellow of the Cato Institute. Following revelations that he had accepted payments from lobbyist Jack Abramoff he resigned from Cato and was suspended from Copley News Service. In late December 2005 it was announced that he had accepted an appointment as vice president of policy at Citizen Outreach. 
- Advisory Board, American Council for Kosovo 
- Member, Save Iraqi Christians 
- Expert, Campaign for New American Policy on Iran 
Prior to Copley terminating the synidcation of his column Bandow's column was carried by numerous major newspapers. He has also written for magazines such as Fortune. Bandow also speaks regularly in front of students and business groups and frequently appeared as a radio and television commentator.
A former visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, he served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan. However, he has become a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, calling on him to "apologize to Americans" for his policies in Iraq. Bandow is a member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy.
Bandow is also a member of the Board of Scholars of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy.
In December 2005 Businessweek revealed Bandow had "accepted money from Abramoff for writing between 12 and 24 articles over a period of years, beginning in the mid '90s." The articles - for which Bandow was paid up to $2,000 a piece - reflected the interests of Abramoff's clients. 
The New York Times reported that Abramoff's clients included the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. "In one column in 2001, Mr. Bandow extolled the free-market system that had allowed the Marianas to thrive, saying that fighting terrorism was no excuse for "economic meddling" - the same position that Mr. Abramoff was being paid to advance," Anne E. Kornblut and Philip Shenon wrote. 
In a 1997 column Bandow wrote of the Choctaws gambling interests that "there's certainly no evidence that Indian gambling operations harm the local community." 
- Doug Bandow (coeditor), Perpetuating Poverty: The World Bank, the IMF, and the Developing World, 1993.
- Doug Bandow, The Politics of Envy: Statism as Theology, 1994,
- Doug Bandow, Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World, 1996.
- Doug Bandow, Beyond Good Intentions: A Biblical View of Politics, Crossway Books, August, 1988, ISBN 0891074988
- David L. Schindler and Doug Bandow (Editors), Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny, ISI Books, August 2003, ISBN 1882926838
- Ted Galen Carpenter and Doug Bandow, The Korean Conundrum : America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2004, ISBN 1403965455
Biographical notes and archives of articles by Bandow
- "Board of Scholars", Virginia Institute for Public Policy
- "Doug Bandow", Cato Institute, accessed December 2005.
- "Archives: Doug Bandow", Townhall.com, accessed December 2005.
- "Doug Bandow", Future of Freedom Foundation, accessed December 2005. (This page includes an archive of his FFF articles).
- "Foundation for Economic Freedom", Foundation for Economic Freedom, accessed December 2005. (This page includes an archive of his FEF articles).
- Doug Bandow, "Why Conservatives Must Not Vote for Bush," Salon.com, September 10, 2004.
- Doug Bandow, "Look in the Mirror, Mr. President," Salon.com, August 1, 2004.
- Doug Bandow, "The lesson Jack Abramoff taught me", Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2006.
Articles about Bandow
- Eamon Javers, "Op-Eds for Sale," Business Week, December 16, 2005: "A columnist from a libertarian think tank admits accepting payments to promote an indicted lobbyist's clients. Will more examples follow?"
- "Author Doug Bandow Admits Taking Money from Abramoff", Editor & Publisher, December 16, 2005.
- Dave Astor, "Cal Thomas and Connie Schultz Weigh in on Bandow Payola Scandal", Editor & Publisher, December 16, 2005.
- Finlay Lewis, "CNS columnist is suspended", San Diego Union Tribune, December 17, 2005. (CNS is the acronym for the Copley News Service).
- Anne E. Kornblut and Philip Shenon, "Columnist Resigns His Post, Admitting Lobbyist Paid Him", New York Times, December 17, 2005.
- "Excerpt From a Column Favorable to a Client", New York Times, December 17, 2005.
- Citizen Outreach, "Doug Bandow Joins Citizen Outreach as New Vice President of Policy", Media Release, December 28, 2005.
- "Ex-Columnist Bandow Quickly Gets New Job Despite Payola Controversy", Editor & Publisher, December 30, 2005.