Open Thread

“bullet” For a scary look at how little things have changed in 38 years, read this amazing OpEd by Gore Vidal on September 26, 1970

Will anything sensible be done? Of course not. The American people are as devoted to the idea of sin and its punishment as they are to making money-and fighting drugs is nearly as big a business as pushing them. Since the combination of sin and money is irresistible (particularly to the professional politician), the situation will only grow worse.

“bullet” Reuters OpEd by Bernd Debusmann: America’s never-ending prohibition. A good piece.
“bullet” Quotable from WindyPundit:

If cops can’t do their job without terrorizing the citizens, then they’re trying to do the wrong job.

“bullet” Florida Prosecutor Refuses to Work With DEA (more fallout in the Rachel Hoffman case).
“bullet” “drcnet”
“bullet” Oh, and today is the Accountability Now/Strange Bedfellows money bomb. Give to let politicians realize that they must be accountable to us and not merely give themselves more authoritarian power.

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