Monthly Archives: July 2016

Democratic Party Platform

While you may not notice much difference in quality of drug policy viewpoints between individual politicians on both sides of the aisle, the contrast between the Republican Party Platform and the Democratic Party Platform is pretty stark. The full Democratic … Continue reading

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Terrorists have poisoned the water supply… with THC?

I know people have already been talking about this in comments, but this is just so bizarre… Colorado town finds THC in its water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it This Denver Post article may be the … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform – the good, the bad, the ugly

I took a look through the Republic Party Platform A mixture of stuff that absolutely makes me cringe, along with the occasional bit of material that seemed quite sensible. Here are a few points that may be of interest to … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

How the War on Drugs Fails Black Communities Here’s something that all Americans should agree on: Many policies have a disproportionately negative effect on black families—and, by extension, on all of us. The most insidious of them all, however, may … Continue reading

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How to move from outrage to reform?

Obviously, there’s been a lot of strife in this country revolving around race and policing. This isn’t new to those of us involved in drug policy reform for many years. The racist underpinnings of the drug war itself, along with … Continue reading

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A couple of months ago, Senator Tom Cotton ridiculously spewed that the U.S. has an under-incarceration problem. Cotton, who has been an outspoken critic of the bill in Congress that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences, smacked down what he called … Continue reading

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Sorry for the delay in posts. It turns out that being retired is a quite busy occupation! Having fun traveling and working on a number of projects. The US Attorney General May Address Concerns With The RAVE Act This would … Continue reading

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