Monthly Archives: June 2007

Images of drugs can be political speech

Link The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of this ruling: A seventh-grader from Vermont was suspended for wearing a shirt that bore images of cocaine and a martini glassĂ–but also had messages calling President Bush a lying drunk … Continue reading

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False witness against legalizers

Scott Morgan and Allan Erickson have already addressed this, but I wanted to comment as well. In this post by Clara Jeffery at MotherJones.com (which has some good points), there is a really uncalled for remark: As in so many … Continue reading

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Fun with the Lord’s Bong Hits

“bullet” First: Bong Hits 4 Jesus – the game. The trick here is to guess not which ones you should suspend a student for, but which ones you are allowed to suspend a student for/censor, based on the recent Supreme … Continue reading

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Democratic candidates touch on the drug war

I didn’t watch this round of debates – Democratic candidates dealing with minority issues: U.S. Senator Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, former U.S. Senator John Edwards, former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich, … Continue reading

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Why aren’t you in jail yet?

The United States has 5% of the world’s population… … but 25% of the world’s prison population. We lead the entire world in incarceration rates. We even lead the world in actual numbers of those imprisoned So…, and I’m just … Continue reading

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Must reads

“bullet” Transform Drug Policy Foundation has a wonderful chart showing the differences between (in general) the drug policy Status Quo position and the Reform position. Here are a few samples: Status Quo position Reform position Illegal drug use must be … Continue reading

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report

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Can’t we just get along? A truce in Mexico

Time Magazine reports A Cease-Fire in Mexico’s Drug War? But not really. U.S. and Mexican officials confirm that Mexico’s major rival drug-trafficking organizations, the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels, “may be trying to negotiate a truce” and come to some agreement … Continue reading

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Daily Show

Jon Stewart, showing the banner Joseph Frederick held up on that snowy day at the Olympic torch relay, along with video of the large Olympic torch… “If Jesus had a bong, that is totally the lighter that He’d use.”

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