Today’s must-reads

“bullet” Eric Schlosser’s Make Peace with Pot, in the New York Times today.

The current war on marijuana is a monumental waste of money and a source of pointless misery.æ America’s drug warriors, much like its marijuana smokers, seem under the spell of a powerful intoxicant.æ They are not thinking clearly.æ

“bullet” Daniel Forbes’ The Drug War Includes Fixing Elections, today at

With two federal watchdog agencies freeing the White House drug czar to overtly influence state ballot initiatives, the Senate is poised to reauthorize this anti-democratic exercise for the next five years — the wheels greased by a ten-year total of $4 billion in taxpayer-funded advertising designed to sway the votes of those who pay for it.
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