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The problem with the drug war in Mexico is not that it's unfunded. It's unwinnable.

Despite the defeat of Proposition 19, growers in California are expanding a profitable system for cultivating pot.

Fueled by serious funds, young advocates of legalization are poised for big gains.

The administration is promoting failed law enforcement programs as economic stimulus.

The killing in Juárez bears less resemblance to warfare between cartels than to criminal anarchy.

Could the federal government prevent California from legalizing pot? Many experts just say no.

The Black Minutes, a nuanced neo-noir, conveys how narco-violence has leached the Mexican justice system of meaning.

California's Proposition 19 would make it legal for adults to possess marijuana for personal use. Passing it would signal a major victory in the war against the "war on drugs."

Blogs

On the day that Len Bias would have turned 50, it is worth remembering how people have used his memory and exploited his death.

November 18, 2013

A new ACLU report shows the staggering number of prisoners serving life without parole. In Louisiana, more than 90 percent are black.

November 13, 2013

It’s time to legalize marijuana. 

November 5, 2013

Join us in calling on President Obama to pardon or commute the sentences of federal prisoners serving excessive sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. 

October 31, 2013

Our endorsement of marijuana legalization comes after decades of questioning the fundamental assumptions of the War on Drugs.

October 26, 2013

Prison phone companies like Global Tel* Link get away with charging prisoners exorbitant rates just to keep in touch with their families. Tell the Federal Communications Commission to end this predatory practice. 

October 1, 2013

Increased militarization of police forces led to the 7-year-old’s death. It’s time we all recognize that.

June 19, 2013

The story of Weldon Angelos speaks volumes about the unfairness of mandatory minimum sentencing.

January 10, 2013

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is on a mission to show his Sundance-award winning movie, The House I Live In, to prisoners across the country. On a Friday in December, he went to New Yor}ks biggest jail.

December 21, 2012

November's victories at the ballot box show the drug war is vulnerable. 

December 10, 2012