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    National Sheriffs' Association Conference

    2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and former Senator James Webb (D-VA) spoke at a law enforcement forum hosted by the National Sheriffs' Association.

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    Civil War History and the Confederate Flag

    Author Gary Gallagher talked about the causes of the Civil War and how perceptions of that conflict was affecting public reaction to displays of the Confederate battle flag.

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    Government Debt in Greece and Puerto Rico

    Panelists talked about the debt crises in Greece and Puerto Rico and the effects the could have on the Eurozone and the U.S. economies.

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    Ilya Somin on Eminent Domain

    Ilya Somin talked about The Grasping Hand: “Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain.” The book is about the 2005 Supreme Court ruling that allowed the government to seize private property to make way for economic development projects.

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    Supreme Court Ruling in Michigan v. EPA

    Bob Deans talked about the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Michigan v. EPA. The Court overturned the Obama administration’s power plant emissions requirements, stating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not properly consider the cost of the regulation.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What is your view of the death penalty?” The question was drawn from the Supreme Court ruling allowing the execution drug used in several failed executions in recent years.

    Matthew Arco spoke by phone about Governor Chris Christie’s (R-NJ) 2016 presidential campaign announcement.