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War on Drugs hurting U.S. asparagus farmers

Thanks to T Chris at TalkLeft and a tip of the hat to Jeff: This New York Times Article points out:

To reduce the flow of cocaine into this country by encouraging farmers in Peru to grow food instead of coca, the United States in the early 1990’s started to subsidize a year-round Peruvian […]

Life on the Outside

Check out this Mother Jones review by Debra J. Dickerson of Jennifer Gonnerman’s book, Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett (Thanks to David for the tip).

Because of New York’s Rockefeller drug laws, Elaine’s childish irresponsibility cost her 20 to life, Nathan’s defeatist chivalry a minimum 25. These two […]

Tommy Chong Bong Song

Thanks to Scott for pointing out this delightful ditty (mp3 file), which includes the lyrics:

We can’t find Bin Laden and we’re stuck in Iraq but we got Tommy Chong under key and lock. Tommy Chong. Serving 9 months in prison for selling bongs. To you i sing this song. Tommy Chong. … […]