At the recent State of the Union, the expectation was that Barack Obama would (similar to Bill Clinton) declare “the age of big government is over”. It didn’t happen. Why? Barack Obama is genuine. He sincerely believes liberalism can be... More ›
As we have discussed for several weeks, the Drug War has gone on for 40 yrs., and the only legacy is the largest prison population in the world. We have had zero effect on drug use.
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In The (induced) Ignorance of Power we discuss how the Drug War has been our domestic Vietnam. Vietnam was called the television war and the Drug War has been synonymous. Every night we see... More ›
Once again we interrupt our treatise on the Drug War for breaking news. In this case it is the election of a Republican senator from Massachusetts. Amazing! This could only come about as a referendum on what is occurring in Washington.
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As we have discussed for a number of weeks, our Drug War has not only failed, but made the situation inexorably worse. Those who cling to the Ignorance of Power refuse to admit this, but they... More ›
After the attempt on the flight over Detroit, President Obama announced that our intelligence community failed us. He called a meeting of our intelligence officials and told them this kind of performance was “unacceptable”, and he “would not tolerate... More ›
Once again we interrupt our treatise on the Drug War for breaking news. In this case the attempt on the Delta airliner over Detroit.
This is the very reason The (induced) Ignorance of Power was written. All the 9/11 hijackers entered this... More ›
This is the third in our series on the Drug War, as you cannot explain 40 yrs. of failed policy in a one page column. We have paramilitary armies and a clandestine air force operating on two foreign continents, multiple agencies with $billions... More ›
We are interrupting our series on the Drug War to respond to the breaking news on Iran. The Drug War has been a monumentally failed policy for 40 yrs and will undoubtedly remain so for another week. For the moment, however, Iran has presented... More ›