“What the hell is this, a joke?”
On this podcast edition of “The Score” radio show…
Scott Lee picks up on House Speaker John Boehner’s remarks about the latest delay in Obamacare and wonders whether the same “is this a joke” logic should be applied to Terry McAuliffe’s Medicaid expansion push, and Mark Warner’s coppery panic gambit.
Later, Scott takes a look at the weird arguments used to push a tax increase in one of Virginia’s largest localities, Chesterfield county.
Our special correspondent, Rick Sincere, interviews Joshua Wheeler, the director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. The TJ Center has, for the past 23 years, sponsored the “Muzzle Awards” that are presented to violators of free speech and free expression. Wheeler gives us a preview of the awards and explains the process for identifying both nominees and awardees. And do recipients tend to be embarrassed or proud of their awards?
Rick also interviews famed First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams (Pentagon Papers, Citizens United, McCain-Feingold). Among other items, Rick asks Abrams about the evolution of the ACLU away from its roots as a defender of freedom of speech, and what court cases he’s following.
“The Score” is syndicated across Virginia and can be heard on WLEE 990 AM in Richmond, WLNI 105.9 FM in Lynchburg, WMBG AM 740 in Williamsburg and WINC 1400 AM in Winchester. “The Score” is also a proud member of the Red State Talk Radio Network.