I keep learning more and adding little features to the site. You’ve probably already noted the Recent Posts and Recent Comments on the left bar. Now I’ve added links to the Most Commented posts in the past 20 days. This should make it easier to keep up with posts that have dropped off the first page, but are still having a lively debate (like the Where Kleiman gets annoyed once again that people are having a discussion thread).
I’m also going to try removing the requirement to moderate the first comment made by a poster. The spam filter seems to be working quite well, so I think we should be OK. Visitors can feel free to dive right in to our amazing discussions without having to wait for me to approve your first comment. This may mean the occasional spam will sneak through, but I’ll be by to delete it later.
Some good Sunday reading:
Prohibition’s failed. Time for a new drugs policy â€” Editorial in The Guardian.
Is America ready to admit defeat in its 40-year war on drugs? A wave of decriminalisation is sweeping through Latin America by Ed Vulliamy in The Guardian.
The war on drugs has failed. Now we need a more humane strategy â€” Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, in the Guardian.
Lights Out at the Penitentiary: Strapped States are Shutting Prisons, But Moving 1,100 Inmates — Beds and All — Is a Trial by Gary Fields in the Wall Street Journal.