Topic: War on Drugs

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"When They Call You a Terrorist": The Life of Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors

We turn now to a powerful new book, released today, that tells the story of one woman as she fights back against the impacts of social and racial injustice...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s First Year Has Been the Private Prison Industry’s Best

The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry. Exactly 17 months ago, in August of 2016 -- back when most election polls had...   [ continue reading...]

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A Montana 'Handmaid's Tale:' Local Prosecutor Calls for 'Immediate Crackdown' on Pregnant Drug and Alcohol Users

A prosecutor tells the public to rat out pregnant women who are using drugs or alcohol. A Montana prosecutor called this week for an "immediate crackdown"...   [ continue reading...]

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Sessions Reboots the Failed War on Drugs

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions seem hell-bent on reviving one of the worst policy failures in U.S. history, the “War on Drugs.” Party poopers.   [ continue reading...]

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Incremental Reforms Won't Work: The Transformation of Policing Is Needed

Author Alex S. Vitale has no patience for the usual suggestions for police reform such as diversifying forces and enhanced training. In fact, he argues that som...   [ continue reading...]

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New Analysis Shows Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion, Add 1 Million Jobs by 2025

Jon Queally, staff writerThough a key argument for legalizing marijuana in the United States is that it would put a tremendous and necessary dent in the domesti...   [ continue reading...]

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Johann Hari: Is our mental health affected by chemical imbalances in our brain?

Interview with writer Johann Hari on his new book, Lost Connections Writer Johann Hari is autho...   [ continue reading...]

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Johann Hari: Uncovering the real causes of depression, and the unexpected solutions

Interview with writer Johann Hari about his new book, Lost Connections Johann Hari is author o...   [ continue reading...]

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California Just Might Declare Itself a 'Sanctuary State' for Legal Weed

A bill in Sacramento would bar state and local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with the feds on pot busts. SACRAMENTO (CN) — A California...   [ continue reading...]

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What Jeff Sessions' Latest Attack Means for the Future of Legal Marijuana

Lawmakers say Jeff Sessions' decision to rescind an Obama-era guidance instructing federal prosecutors to take a hands-off approach to cannabis in states where...   [ continue reading...]

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The War on Drugs Is an Abject Failure. Jeff Sessions Just Ramped It Up.

The U.S. tide is clearly turning in favor of marijuana decriminalization. Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana. On January 1...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeff Sessions' Threatens New War on Weed and Both Sides of the Aisle Fire Back

The attorney general may have done us a favor by heightening the contradictions of federal marijuana prohibition. With his announcement that he is freein...   [ continue reading...]

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US Revives its Harmful Drug War

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviving the US government’s out-of-date, ineffective, and counterproductive war on drugs. Today it was reported that...   [ continue reading...]

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The New Reformer DAs

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  Larry Krasner twists and turns the touchscreen map on the...   [ continue reading...]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Top 10 U.S. Drug Policy Stories of 2017

Click here for reuse options! Let's put the year to bed. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times....   [ continue reading...]

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4 Reasons for a Surprising Change in Racial Incarceration Trendlines

Click here for reuse options! The prison population is getting whiter. It's long been a given that racial dispa...   [ continue reading...]

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We Saved Net Neutrality Once -- We Can Do It Again

Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building to protest against the end of net neutrality rules December 14, 2017, in Washington,...   [ continue reading...]

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We Saved Net Neutrality Once—We Can Do It Again

Just a few years ago, powerful grassroots pressure rose up to protect a free and open internet. Democracy lives or dies on the quality of public conversat...   [ continue reading...]

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Looking Back: The Biggest Domestic Drug Policy Stories of the Past 20 Years

Click here for reuse options! Progress has been made on a number of fronts, but the war on drugs still grinds on....   [ continue reading...]

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The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

Click here for reuse options! The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and contro...   [ continue reading...]

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