Monthly Archives: March 2017

Opioids aren’t the problem

Opioids Aren’t the Problem and Chris Christie Isn’t the Solution – good piece by Sal Rodriguez. The drug war is the problem, not opioids Making clear the dangers of drug mixing, removing politicians from doctor-patient relationships, emphasizing harm reduction, supporting … Continue reading

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Here’s a stupid idea

Let’s put Chris Christie in charge of a drug commission devoted to opioid abuse. Washington Post (via Tom Angell): The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate … Continue reading

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Lazy Journalism

Haven’t done one of these in a while. Here’s a puff piece by Frank Lewis in the Portsmouth (Ohio) Daily Times: Forfeiture – an important tool. It’s essentially a promo for the U.S. Attorney’s office. U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman … Continue reading

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New York Times discovers dynamic-entry drug raids

A friend of mine sent me this link with the note: “Hey Pete, You’ve talked about this for *years*. Why is the Times only now catching on?” It’s a very good series in the New York Times: Door-Busting Drug Raids … Continue reading

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An ally on the Supreme Court in dismantling civil asset forfeiture

From Reason: Clarence Thomas Condemns Civil Asset Forfeiture, Points to ‘Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses’ The Supreme Court offered no explanation today for its refusal to hear the case of Lisa Olivia Leonard v. Texas. But one member of the Court … Continue reading

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