June 11, 2011
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I borrowed this from Ezra Klein only after reading this:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said that after a year-long investigation by a Senate subcommittee, “it’s becoming increasingly clear that our efforts to rein in the narcotics trade in Latin America, especially as it relates to the government’s use of contractors, have largely failed.”
With that said, Klein poses a good question:
What alignment of political forces and events would be needed for America to seriously rethink its drug laws? Would it have to begin in the states? Is it something a law-and-order Republican needs to do?
What do you think?
May 7, 2011
Alissa J. Rubin goes undercover in Afghanistan in a burqa.
Reactions and full video to the GOP debate in Greensville, SC. (plus what the GOP debated on during their last primary)
The difference between capital punishment and killing Osama Bin Laden.
How can we fight a drug war in America when we can’t keep drugs out of our prisons?
Finally, a tumblr blog perfect for me and other teachers.
August 10, 2010
This certainly is not the first time this theory has been proposed, but former president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 Vincente Fox puts it forward:
In a proposal published over the weekend on his website, Fox argued that drug addiction and drug-related violence should be treated as distinct and separate challenges.
“Legalizing in this sense doesn’t mean that drugs are good or don’t hurt those who consume,” Fox wrote. “Rather, we have to see it as a strategy to strike and break the economic structure that allows the mafias to generate huge profits in their business.”
Are there any actual cases of this happening? If so, I wonder what message legalization sent to the populous.