Monthly Archives: April 2015

DEA spying on Americans

This isn’t a real surprise, but it’s still a big story. U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades WASHINGTON — The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans’ international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 … Continue reading

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How backwards we can be

From a scientific, public health, and public policy perspective, needle exchange programs aren’t even controversial. They save lives, reduce disease, and don’t result in increased drug abuse. Yet politically, there are still flat-earthers out there somehow concerned about the message … Continue reading

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Open thread

Welcome to those who participated in a most enjoyable event last night at Indiana University. I had a great time with my presentation, and a wonderful discussion with the folks there. Special kudos for making that wonderful Drug War Victims … Continue reading

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As always, follow the money

Former Blackwater gets rich as Afghan drug production hits record high Yet there is a clear winner in the anti-drug effort – not the Afghan people, but the infamous mercenary company formerly known as Blackwater. Statistics released on Tuesday reveal … Continue reading

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