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We Need a Smarter War on Drugs Feb. 08, 2020

Diane Dimond

Did we learn nothing from the so-called crack-cocaine plague of the '80s and '90s? For those with f... Read More

The President Is Right That We Must Clean Up America Oct. 03, 2019

Armstrong Williams

The liberal media is once again taking off at breakneck pace to condemn President Donald Trump. The ... Read More

Reader Offers a Clever 'Why's Crack?' Sep. 04, 2019

The Word Guy

Q: Why is the adjective "crack" used to describe someone who's good at something, as in a "crack sho... Read More

Crack Is an Extremely Addictive, Dangerous Drug Mar. 07, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Please give me the straight story on crack cocaine, as I do not know anything about it.... Read More

Need I Say More? Nov. 10, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm not involved in the drug scene. I've never taken a drug and never will. I've dated ... Read More

Coffee, Cultural Shifts and Sadness Nov. 27, 2017

Marc Dion

Coffee is what the cigarette used to be. In 1963, if you asked a guy, "You want a cigarette?" he sai... Read More

A Fragile Hope in America Apr. 18, 2017

Salena Zito

FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. — He doesn't want to talk. The middle-aged black man is walking past the sh... Read More

Long Story Short

Aug. 16, 2014

Freed Prisoner of the Drug War May. 04, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

MOBILE, Ala. — "That situation didn't define who I was," Clarence Aaron, 45, told a group gath... Read More

Phil, Jim, Bill and I Feb. 05, 2014

Beyond Addiction

My father and I relapsed from our chronic illnesses at almost the same moment in 1994. With his hear... Read More

Would You Trust the System if Your Kid Were On Trial? Jan. 19, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

Clarence Aaron described his time in federal prison serving life without parole for a first-time non... Read More

Demon Rum and Other Excuses: The Year's Highlights in Blame-Shifting Jan. 01, 2014

Jacob Sullum

We've all been there, perhaps as recently as Tuesday night. You have a few drinks, and the next thin... Read More

No Mercy From Obama This Thanksgiving Dec. 03, 2013

Debra J. Saunders

Another Thanksgiving has passed without a presidential commutation for Clarence Aaron, who, at age 2... Read More