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Oregon Makes the Case for Decriminalizing Hard Drugs Dec. 10, 2020

Steve Chapman

In the aftermath of the November election, public attention focused on the sudden termination of Don... Read More

I'm a Drug War Success May. 06, 2019

Marc Dion

If you add all the Americans who take Xanax to all the Americans who drink beer, and all the America... Read More

Cruel and Stupid May. 17, 2017

John Stossel

President Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered federal prosecutors to seek maximum penal... Read More

Opioid Deaths: Another Drug War Failure Mar. 19, 2017

Steve Chapman

Illicit drug use is an old phenomenon, and Jeff Sessions has an old solution: take off the gloves. "... Read More

Law and Border Sep. 16, 2015

John Stossel

How many wars can we fight? Our presidential candidates demand "stronger action" against both illeg... Read More

Bad Policies Are Their Own Worst Enemy Jul. 31, 2014

Steve Chapman

Newspaper editorials rarely make news — I've been writing them for a long time, and, believe m... Read More

What Scares Americans About the Child Migrants Jul. 29, 2014

Froma Harrop

The numbers are small for a large country like this, but the alarm is big over the influx of Central... Read More

Stop the Fear Mongering Jul. 25, 2014

Linda Chavez

The good news at the U.S. border with Mexico is that the flood of children from Central America cros... Read More

Drug War Refugees: Thousands of Central American Children Are Fleeing Prohibition-Related Violence Jul. 23, 2014

Jacob Sullum

As thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America seek refuge in the United States, some ... Read More

Obama Finds His Clemency Pen Apr. 30, 2014

Jacob Sullum

As an Illinois legislator, a U.S. senator and a presidential candidate, Barack Obama repeatedly crit... Read More

Is Marijuana Legalization Illegal? Mar. 05, 2014

Jacob Sullum

Raymond Yans is president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the U.N. agency charg... Read More

Recovering from a Punitive Panic Feb. 05, 2014

Jacob Sullum

When he was 26, Douglas Ray Dunkins Jr. received a mandatory sentence of life without parole for par... Read More

Let 50 Cannabis Flowers Bloom Jan. 29, 2014

Jacob Sullum

President Obama says he opposes marijuana legalization but thinks Colorado and Washington should be ... Read More

Reality Intrudes on the Drug War Sep. 01, 2012

Steve Chapman

Editor's Note: Steve Chapman is on vacation. The following column was originally published in Februa... Read More