State-Sanctioned Theft

Profit over justice: what every American should know about the abuse of civil forfeiture laws in our country today and how law enforcement, prosecutors and governments have turned these laws into profit engines.

Chris Hedges Mar06

Chris Hedges

A not-to-be-missed conversation about a nation on the brink with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges.

Bruce Fein on the NSA and Liberty Feb20

Bruce Fein on the NSA and Liberty

Bruce Fein talks NSA, domestic spying, government power, and the future of America.

Beatles 50th

Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead remembers the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, on February 9, 1964.

The American Surveillance State Feb06

The American Surveillance State

“As Americans have grown increasingly comfortable with traditional surveillance cameras, a new, far more powerful generation is being quietly deployed that can track every vehicle and person across an area the size of a small city, for several hours at a time. Although these cameras can’t read license plates or see faces, they provide such a wealth of data that police, businesses and even private individuals can use them to help identify people and track their movements.” — Washington Post

We See You

JMU Professor of Government Bob Roberts considers the government use of live-feed, remote-viewed cameras and its impact on civil liberties.

Rick Sincere

The Bearing Drift’s Rick Sincere joins Coy for an extended conversation about the fate of gay marriage in Virginia and the War on Drugs.

Government of Wolves

Author and Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead tells the story of a 10-year old Pennsylvania boy who was suspended from school for pretending to shoot a bow and arrow at a classmate.

The Stalker Economy

Legendary security expert Bruce Schneier considers the future of the Fourth Amendment in cyberspace.

Future of Liberty

A fascinating conversation with the legendary author and investigative journalist David Cay Johnston.

Bruce Schneier

In America today, we find ourselves increasingly living in a new kind of country: where constant surveillance and paramilitary policing are normalized.

SWAT Raid on Organic Farm Aug21

SWAT Raid on Organic Farm

The use of militarized SWAT raids by local law enforcement is sweeping the country— even in Arlington, Texas recently where paramilitary police were used to cut down blackberry bushes and weed-eat okra plants.

The NRA and the NSA Aug16

The NRA and the NSA

Should under-aged teenagers be allowed to buy handguns? The NRA says yes. Constitutional attorney and author Adam Winkler considers the debate and the evolution of Second Amendment activism in the U.S. He also talks right to privacy: is the NSA threatening the Fourth Amendment?