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This week, we had not one, not two, not even three, but four special additions to today’s show. Vinny “the Voice of Reason” used to host Counterpoint back in the day, Will was a long-time Counterpointer who graduated last year, and David joined us to fill the “middle” part of the political spectrum. Our fourth VIP was the next host of Counterpoint! David Silverman was able to make it out and take the first step towards taking over– co-hosting! I’d be remiss to forget Rachel, one of our regulars: she was only able to make part of the show, but we were still thrilled to have her, as always.
We started by talking about the Iran deal framework and the impact the final deal will have on the Middle East. We then moved to the Menendez charges and other recent corruption-related cases. We finished by talking about criminal justice reform and the event Vinny’s organization (Generation Opportunity) is hosting this Thursday at the FIU Kovens Center. We had a good discussion on the over-criminalization present in the American legal system of non-violent crimes, specifically in relation to over-codification, minimum sentences, financial crimes, and even police interactions with their local communities.
Good thing we record all our shows: this is one you definitely don’t want to miss! As always, you can catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.