Rick Sincere

Rick Sincere joins Coy for the Friday Political News Roundup!

Targeting Kids Jun26

Targeting Kids

The targeting of children in the war on drugs by undercover police officers pretending to be children themselves is chilling and unconscionable. Lynne Lyman with the Drug Policy Alliance has the latest update from the war on the war on drugs.

War Comes Home: Militarization of American Police

“Our neighborhoods are not warzones, and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. Any yet, every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment flows from the federal government to state and local police departments.” New ACLU Report reveals troubling truth about the use of SWAT teams.

Standing Army Jun17

Standing Army

Has the Department of Homeland Security become America’s Standing Army? The Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead answers the question.

The Internal Enemy

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor discusses his latest book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia.

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.

Daniel Abrahamson Apr17

Daniel Abrahamson

Daniel and Coy discuss “cruel and unusual punishment” and the 8th Amendment after a Louisiana man was imprisoned for over a decade after found with the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes.

Ukrainian Revolution w/ Oliver Kuttner Feb21

Ukrainian Revolution w/ Oliver Kuttner

The latest from the revolution in Kiev with Oliver Kuttner.

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.

D.C. Decrims Pot Feb05

D.C. Decrims Pot

Grant Smith of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses the recent D.C. Council vote to decriminalize marijuana possession in the nation’s capital.

Politcal Skinny

Political Scientist Quentin Kidd explores the expanding use of cameras in public places, same-sex marriage and the War on Drugs.

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.

National Review:  “Sensible Weed” Jan10

National Review: “Sensible Weed”

National Review’s Kevin Williamson joins the program to discuss the War on Drugs and more.

The War on the War on Drugs Jan10

The War on the War on Drugs

Stephen Gutwillig of the Drug Policy Alliance considers the historic changes taking place in America as an increasing number of free people join the battle in the war on the war on drugs.

Uruguay Legalizes Pot

Stephen Gutwillig of the Drug Policy Alliance explores the breaking news that Uruguay has become the first nation to legalize marijuana.

The Stalker Economy

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

Liberty

One of our most requested interviews: this is Coy’s discussion with Professor Eric C. Graf of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala.

Police Work

“More than nine in 10 Virginia police agencies have failed to fully implement guidelines for police lineups and other eyewitness interviewing techniques despite a 2005 state law and several wrongful convictions tied to misidentifications.”

Stunning Reversal Aug29

Stunning Reversal

In an unexpected and historic announcement, Attorney General Eric Holder said federal prosecutors will not interfere with state laws that have legalized marijuana.

Civil Rights 50 Years On Aug22

Civil Rights 50 Years On

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon considers the Civil Rights Movement in America: progress made and still much work to be done.