Ezra Klein in the Washington Post:
On Saturdayâ€™s edition of â€œUp With Chris Hayes,â€ Gary Johnson brought up an old Newt Gingrich idea I hadnâ€™t heard before: Putting individuals who brought more than two ounces of marijuana into the United States to death. That sounded extreme, even for Gingrich. So I looked it up. And sure enough, there it is: â€œThe Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996.â€ What makes the bill even more amazing is that Gingrich himself is a confessed pot smoker.
Yep. Of course, we know that about ol’ Newt, but it’s good to get more of the populace aware of how ridiculously dangerous he is.