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Listen to a debate among drug policy advocates and you're likely to hear impassioned claims about the brilliant success (or dismal failure) of more "liberal" approaches in certain European countr

Research assistance: David Levinson Wilk.

For more than half a century, the US government has maintained a hard line on marijuana, denying that the plant has any medical value at all.

Nearly everyone seems to agree that the war on drugs has been a disaster, but little progress in ending it has been made.

On July 26 I sat for almost fourteen hours in a hearing room waiting to testify before Congress on the tragedy at Waco, and watched a dismal performance.

They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc

A perplexing disconnect from reality haunts the American financial community.

Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

I think I'd rather not belong

At this point to the Falun Gong.

The exercises don't look easy,

And doing them might make me queasy

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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

From the clock tower to the playground, youth resistance to racism and violence rolls on.

October 24, 2014

Local reports say a male shooter opened fire near Marysville-Pilchuck High.

October 24, 2014

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

Cuomo's creation of the Women’s Equality Party is an attempt to use feminism against the Working Families Party, the real champions of New York’s women.

October 24, 2014

“Simply a statement that I support life" is the new "I'm not a scientist."

October 23, 2014

People in law enforcement need to re-evaluate their responsibilities.

October 23, 2014

With political groups increasingly eager to buy seats on state-level benches, judges are forced to act more like politicians.

October 23, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014