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Drug War and Drug Policy news and analysis from The Nation
September 7, 2021
Fulton Leroy Washington Was a Prison Painter. Now He’s an Art-World Star.
The 66-year-old wants to use Black art to transform Compton.
Karlos K. Hill
August 25, 2021
We Should Hand Out Free Heroin to Drug Users
The idea that abstinence works is more about our fear of drugs than it is about science.
August 2, 2021
The Story of “El Chapo” and Why the Drug War Will Never End
A conversation with Noah Hurowitz about his new book on the Mexican drug lord and the lurid spectacle of mainstream drug coverage.
July 7, 2021
The War on Drugs Is 50 Years Old
It’s a war we were destined—and that we deserved—to lose.
Alfred W. McCoy
May 28, 2021
The Other Epidemic Killing Americans
People are dying at record rates from opioid overdoses, and harm reduction advocates are asking the Biden administration to overhaul how it deals with the crisis.
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May 19, 2021
The Police Union Failed Miserably in Its Attempt to Beat Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner
Across the country, police unions are trying to defeat progressive reformers. Tuesday’s hotly contested election shows voters remain committed to changing an unjust system.
May 18, 2021
Visions of a Borderless World
We must not forget that borders are an impediment to a new world based on empathy and equality.
May 14, 2021
Larry Krasner—and the Future of the Criminal Justice Reform Movement—Is on Tuesday’s Ballot
The Philadelphia prosecutor who’s opposed police violence and mass incarceration faces an intense challenge backed by the police union.
February 25, 2021
Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World
But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.
February 9, 2021
How Progressive District Attorneys Are Leading the Charge to Fix Our Broken Justice System
From Philadelphia to Portsmouth, Va., the successes are piling up.
Katrina vanden Heuvel