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If there was anything unusual in Judge Douglas Ginsburg's rapid descent, it was probably the sight of White House conservatives scrambling to create a loophole in the national drug hysteria that

Why won't they just admit they blew it? It is long past time for the President and his national security team to concede that before the Sept.

Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America--more than

Thanks to the US-led drug war, AIDS is exploding among injection drug users.

Thirteen-year-old Idalmin Santana has a ready smile and long braids. She lives with a foster family in Jamaica, Queens, because her parents are in prison.

More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.

A budget crisis and a prison boom make the states a vanguard for drug reform.

Bush's new appointee Karen Tandy has a professional history deserving serious Congressional scrutiny.

An unnecessary new law is used to undermine legitimate dissent.

House Republicans anticipated smooth sailing for legislation to reauthorize the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.

April 7, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

Congress’s spending bill overrides Washington’s vote to legalize marijuana and thwarts the will of the people.

December 11, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

Attacks on Gary Webb were  about discredting an African American movement in Los Angeles as it was about his revelations.  

November 7, 2014

The murder of students in Guerrero is raising questions once again about the complicity of law enforcement and public officials in Mexico's drug wars.

October 24, 2014

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

An examination into our broken cannabis policy is well overdue—and should be about more than just marijuana.

August 4, 2014

The ACLU finds that SWAT teams spend more time kicking down suspected drug offenders’ doors than rescuing hostages or stopping gunmen.

June 24, 2014