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May 2008



High Comedies

Nick Gillespie has a delightfully fun piece> over at Reason, detailing some of the best of the worst — anti drug advertisements, with an honorable mention to the Stoners in the Mist website.

Stoners underscores what most Americans already knew: Real winners don’t do anti-drug websites.

Open Thread

Some things I’m doing

As some of you know, I’m involved in a lot of other pursuits in addition to the Drug WarRant blog (and my day job). Some of these are going to keep me pretty busy in the near future — I’ll try to keep up the blogging, but I may miss a couple of days here […]

This won’t end well…

Presidential Candidates and the Drug War

Obama and the drug war

Open Thread

“bullet” Radley Balko has the beginnings of the story of Gonzalo Guizan, killed in a drug raid that found no guns and very little drugs. Oh, and Gonzalo was just a guest in the house. “bullet” Police no-show saves lives. Now there’s a headline. “bullet” Drug gang pins up police hit list in northern Mexico […]

But officer, this isn’t my pot. Really!

Via Jamie Spencer comes this amusing story.

An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan’s Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say. A customs officer hid a package of the banned substance in a side pocket of a randomly chosen suitcase in order to test airport security. Sniffer dogs […]

Celebrating death

I’m sure they’ll be pleased to know that they died because the drug war is a success.

The result has been mayhem: a street war in which no target has been too big, no attack too brazen. Opposition politicians and even some police officials have begun to question whether the president’s ambition has exceeded his […]

I think he’s foreign

Funny Note: Other than obvious spam, I think I’ve deleted about two posts on the blog in four years and that was for calling another commenter names. If anyone actually thought I was deleting posts, they could, I suppose, actually write me about it so I could try to find out what happened. But I’m […]