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Drug War and Drug Policy
Drug War and Drug Policy news and analysis from The Nation
September 19, 2017
Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?
You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you’d be wrong.
August 15, 2017
No, We Don’t Need a ‘War’ on Domestic Issues
Military rhetoric only serves to dehumanize public issues rather than to treat them.
August 15, 2017
Can Jeff Sessions Provide Justice for Heather Heyer?
Sessions’s perverted sense of justice continues to undermine civil rights, not protect them.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 30, 2017
How the 1989 War on Manuel Noriega’s Panama Super-Charged US Militarism
It brought together neocons and realists in a warm-up act for the first Gulf War.
May 17, 2017
A New Film About Rikers Lets Inmates Describe the Jail’s Brutality in Their Own Words
Rikers: An American Jail
is coming out just as debate over how to close the notorious facility is reaching a fever pitch.
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May 12, 2017
Welcome to the ‘War On Drugs,’ Redux
Punishing low-level drug offenders is back in style. Thanks a lot, Jeff Sessions.
May 11, 2017
What I Learned From Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman
Reading her life story will change the way you view the world.
May 10, 2017
Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ Is Really a War Against Journalists—Waged by the Government
Washington-backed military and economic initiatives have fueled a perfect machine of perpetual war.
May 9, 2017
This Mother’s Day, Black Lives Matter Activists Will Give More Than 30 Women Their Freedom
These women are in jail not because they’ve been convicted of a crime but because they can’t pay to get back to their lives as they await trial.
March 2, 2017
Jeff Sessions Is a Disgrace to the Justice Department
He didn’t just lie about Russia—he’s put the Trump administration on the wrong side of every major issue.