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  • September 2, 1999

    The Rest of Them Are Clean

    Elizabeth Dole won't break the law.
    McCain has scored no coke.
    The thought of Hatch with smack or crack
    Is palpably baroque.

    Calvin Trillin

  • September 2, 1999

    Marijuana Made Easy

    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.

    Cynthia Cotts

  • September 2, 1999

    Weird Science

    My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

    Katha Pollitt

  • September 2, 1999

    The Road to Reform

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

    Carol A. Bergman

  • September 2, 1999

    Buchanan Breaks Ranks

    In Washington, a city in which (to borrow a phrase from Virginia Woolf) all is gossip, corruption and chatter, the end-of-summer buzz has been about Pat Buchanan and whether he'll bolt the Republic

    Doug Ireland and Micah L. Sifry

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  • September 2, 1999

    It’s Time for Realism

    Follow these links for the other articles in this forum: reponses by Peter Kornbluh, Mike Gray and Elliott Currie--and Massing's concluding thoughts.

    Michael Massing

  • September 2, 1999

    Life of a Scandal

    In mid-October 1996, two months after the publication of Gary Webb's series "Dark Alliance" in the San Jose Mercury News, an extraordinary town meeting took place in Compton, California, o

    Peter Kornbluh

  • September 2, 1999

    Perils of Prohibition

    Follow these links for the other articles in this forum: the original article by Michael Massing, and reponses by Peter Kornbluh and Elliott Currie--and Massing's concluding thoughts.

    Mike Gray

  • September 2, 1999

    Yes, Treatment, But…

    Follow these links for the other articles in this forum: the original article by Michael Massing, and reponses by Peter Kornbluh andMike Gray--and Massing's concluding thoughts.

    Elliott Currie

  • September 2, 1999

    Response

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    Michael Massing

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