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The New Jim Crow - How the War on Drugs gave birth to a permanent American undercaste (Long Read)

The New Jim Crow – How the War on Drugs gave birth to a permanent American undercaste.By Michelle Alexander Mon Mar. 8, 2010 3:15 PM EST… 1,776 more words

USA

History of Substance Regulation Since Nixon

If you know (or remember) less than you wish relative to the “War on Drugs”: An illuminating and meditative piece appears this week in Aeon at this link. 124 more words

Witness

Songs I'm listening to, Summer 2014

Now that the World Cup and Tour de France are in the past I ought to have considerably more time to do things like write posts.  100 more words

Music

Warning: You can OD on a Big Mac!

“I suggest you people stop the war on drugs. It’s as silly as waging a war on Ronald McDonald, whose never ending smile suggests he gets high a lot.” 15 more words

Humor

It’s Not About Fighting Terror, It’s About Having Power

Lucy Steigerwald writes for Antiwar:

‘As we’ve been told since 9/11, the government needs certain special powers in order to keep us safe from terrorism. The PATRIOT Act, FISA Courts, telecom immunity, the  95 more words

USA

Ending the War on Drugs: How Studying the Brain Gives Us Optimism for an Effective Drug Policy

In complete contrast with his brother’s views about drug policy, Christopher Hitchens expresses a more libertarian view, criticizing and advocating an end to the War on Drugs in the United States and Britain.  1,259 more words

Neuroscience