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Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Scheduled for Thursday, November 18: Interview with Woody Harrelson, and Ed Helms does a mock interview segment with the head of the Marijuana Reform Party. Should be fun.

Good Reads

Here’s a couple of good articles to read (thanks to Scott) “bullet” A Failed Policy? Boston Debates the War on Drugs by Julia Steinberger. “bullet” Colombia – a strong OpEd by Loretta Nall on the war on drugs in Colombia

Retroactive punishment for $5 worth of drugs: two years of torture and deportation

NPR’s All Things Considered has a disturbing and powerful two-part investigative report that is airing today and tomorrow: Immigrant Detainees Tell of Attack Dogs and Abuse

Zwerdling’s first report looks at the case of Hemnauth Mohabir, a native of Guyana. In the spring of 2002, Mohabir returned to Guyana to visit his mother, who was […]

55 years for drug dealing

I had talked some time ago about the case of a first-time drug dealer facing a huge sentence because of mandatory minimums. TalkLeft has the news that the sentence was finally, reluctantly given by Judge Paul Cassell — 55 years.

The judge then urged Mr. Angelos’s lawyer, Jerome H. Mooney, not only to appeal his […]