20,192Mar 24, 2009
U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden held a news conference to announce the U.S.-Mexico Border Security ...
6,566Jan 18, 2008
Q&A with Sudhir Venkatesh
Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book, Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, which was published the previous week by Penguin Press. In the book ...
5,027Jun 15, 2011
Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Ronald Welch Testimony
Ronald Welch testified at a hearing on a government sting operation aimed at gun smugglers known as “Operation Fast and Furious.” He responded to questions about allegations that that ...
2,305Jul 17, 2009
Book Discussion on This Is Your Country on Drugs
Ryan Grim talked about his book This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America (Wiley (June 22, 2009). In his book he presents a history of drug use and culture ...
2,171Feb 2, 2012
Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation
Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Operation Fast and Furious.” A The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran the ...
1,810May 6, 2003
Book Discussion on Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor
Mr. Schlosser talked about his book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market, published by Houghton Mifflin Co.
The book reports on ...
1,029Mar 17, 2009
Mexican Drug Cartels
Witnesses testified about the recent violence in Mexico stemming from clashes between rival drug cartels, law enforcement responses in Mexico and the U.S. to both violence and drug trafficking, and ...
965Jul 22, 2009
Book Discussion on Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
Nick Reding talked about his book Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town (Bloomsbury USA (June 9, 2009). In the book he reports on methamphetamine production and addiction in ...
840Nov 1, 2009
Book Discussion on Drug War Zone
Howard Campbell talked about his book Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez (University of Texas Press; October 15, 2009). For this book about the drug ...
709Aug 24, 2012
Book Discussion on Too High to Fail
Investigative journalist Doug Fine looks at the financial benefits of legalizing cannabis, which he argues would add close to $100 billion to our economy. He showed slides during his ...
622Apr 3, 2010
Book Discussion on Orange Sunshine
Nicholas Schou talks about The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a drug-smuggling hippie group that produced and distributed “Orange Sunshine” LSD in California and around the country in the ...
369Sep 25, 2013
Dangerous Synthetic Drugs
Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers could be ...
366Nov 15, 2012
War on Drugs
Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that regulating ...
362Jul 21, 2009
After Words with John McCaslin
John McCaslin talked about his book Weed Man: The Remarkable Journey of Jimmy Divine (Thomas Nelson (May 19, 2009). John McCaslin, columnist for the Washington Times, recalls the life ...
334Mar 25, 2009
U.S.- Mexico Border Violence
Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and Justice Department officials testified about the U.S. response to increased violence along the U.S.-Mexico border in response to efforts to ...
323Jul 18, 2001
U.S. Customs Canine Enforcement Training
Mr. Kervin talked about training facilities operated by the U.S. Customs Service to teach dogs to search for contraband materials. Several dog trainees were shown in the course of their ...
309Jun 25, 2007
Afghanistan Counter-Narcotics Efforts
The guest talked about the international counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan, as well as the connection between opium harvesting and the funding of terrorism. He responded to telephone ...
281Apr 20, 2010
U.S.-Mexico Border Security, Panel 2
Witnesses testified on border security between the U.S. and Mexico. Among the issues they addressed were drug and weapons trafficking, cross-border cooperation with law enforcement agencies, ...
263Oct 28, 2012
Drugs and Border Panel
Hipolito Acosta, author of The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels and C. A. Heifner, author of Mule: My Dangerous Life as a Drug Smuggler Turned ...
262Oct 23, 1996
CIA Alleged Cocaine Sales
Committee members heard testimony from experts and current administration officials concerning accusations by several members of Congress and others that the CIA sold drugs to U.S. citizens in the ...
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