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Costa attempts to re-define ‘control’

It’s one of the more pathetic efforts I’ve seen by UNODC head Antonio Maria Costa. In today’s Guardian (The Observer), check out this headline and opening paragraph:

How many lives would have been lost if we didn’t have controls on drugs?

There is a growing chorus, not least in the pages of the Observer, calling […]

Feds afraid of the discussion

There’s an amazing conference going on in El Paso, Texas this week, evaluating 40 years of the drug war, with an impressive list of speakers.

However, two of the speakers pulled out at the last minute: Drug Czar Kerlikowske and Border Czar Alan Bersin.

UTEP Assistant Professor Tony Payan, an authority on the two-year conflict […]