Inspired by the NY Times article mentioned earlier, Meteor Blades’ Another Failed War Needs ‘Redeployment’ brings the drug war to the Daily Kos front page.
The drug war is now and has always been, at its core, a culture war. Changing mandatory sentencing guidelines, if it happens, will be, like voter-approved medical marijuana laws in several states, but a half-step toward calling a ceasefire to insanity. Cheers to Congressman Conyers for encouraging this half-step.
There’s been some really important hard work done by thehim and others at Kos to start to get the online liberal community to realize that ignoring the drug war or sweeping it under the rug will hurt them, and that reform is really in their best interests, despite the political dangers.