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Kerlikowske Promises Change in Drug Policy
Czar says he'll provide audience for all viewpoints
"...President Barack Obama's pick to be the nation's next drug czar, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that under his..."

April 14, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Common Sense Drug Policy Needed
"...Aug. 27], if harsh penalties served to deter illicit drug use, the elusive goal of a "drug-free" America would..."

Aug. 30, 2004 Postmarks

Drug Policy on Colbert Report
"...Looks like Stephen Colbert will be toking on drug policy reform tonight (Monday, Jan. 8) on his Colbert..."

Jan. 8, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Latin American Officials say Drug War is a Failure
Former presidents of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico say U.S. drug policy is a failure
"...on Wednesday called on the U.S. to start treating drug use as a public health problem, to open up..."

Feb. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Drug Czar Ditches Drug Conference in El Paso
Apparently rethinking drug policy ain't on the czar's "to do" list this week
"...After confirming their attendance earlier this year, federal drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, head of the White House Office..."

Sept. 21, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Jersey Lawmakers Become Drug-Law Reformers?
Garden State to change drug war landscape
"...leaves office, New Jersey lawmakers have approved two major drug policy reform issues that promise to change the drug..."

Jan. 12, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

What Drug Test?
City mulling policy rewrite after EMS asst. chief eschews standard procedure
"...chief of staff did not submit to a post-collision drug and alcohol test, as members of the rank and..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Drug Budget
What does Obama's new drug budget say about his administration's priorities?
"...In announcing the release of the proposed federal drug control budget for 2011, Pres­id­ent Barack Obama's drug czar,..."

March 5, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Drug Warriors
Hays County drug war is costing lives and money.
"...Alexander "Rusty" Windle was not a drug dealer, but he died like one. Before dawn on..."

Nov. 5, 1999 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Reefer Madness: Drug Court: No Silver Bullet
If drug court isn't the answer, what is?
"...Let's face it: America has a drug problem. Perhaps the biggest part of this problem is..."

April 29, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

Fighting the Drug War One Urine Sample at a Time
Texas school districts will get a total of just more than $618,000 from the U.S. Dept. of Education to establish andom student drug testing programs
"...the U.S. Dept. of Education to establish random student drug testing programs during the 2007-2008 school year, according to..."

Sept. 4, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Kicking the Drug War Habit
More of the same under Obama's new drug czar?
"...News flash: Americans are still using drugs. In fact, according to the annual National Survey on..."

Oct. 2, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

The War on Talking About the Drug War
Border Patrol agent loses job after stating the obvious
"...and began talking. When the conversation turned to the drug-related violence that was plaguing the border, Gonzalez "mentioned that..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

The Drug War Itself Is the Problem
"...isn't doing the American people any favors by denying drug policy reformers the right to free speech. The drug..."

March 2, 2004 Postmarks

Reefer Madness: Drug Laws Are So Fifties
Advocacy group calls for a return to the Seventies on sentencing
"...of mandatory-minimum prison sentences to punish, and supposedly deter, drug crimes. The U.S. first tried this approach in dealing..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

Students Punished for Healthier Drug Choices
"...been denied financial aid as a result of a drug conviction, please contact Students for Sensible Drug Policy. This..."

April 25, 2006 Postmarks

Researchers Find Drug Testing Doesn't Deter Student Use
Random drug testing of high school athletes does not reduce their level of self-reported drug use.
"...to researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, random drug testing of high school athletes does not reduce their..."

Oct. 28, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Senator Open to Compromise on Drug Testing Bill
Targeting drugs tests for some welfare recipients
"...Sen. Jane Nelson's bid to ferret out and ban drug abusers from obtaining welfare benefits...."

March 26, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Holder Says Ban on Medi-Pot Raids is U.S. Policy
During joint presser with DEA head, AG Holder says ban is policy
"...state's where use is legal is, in fact, U.S. policy...."

March 2, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Anti-Drug Warriors Are Ignorant
"...Madness" [News, Nov. 17] by Jordan Smith: Of course drug czar John Walters has never rolled a joint! Federal..."

Nov. 16, 2006 Postmarks

Another Drug War Casualty
Testimony continues this week in the capital murder trial of 23-year-old Edwin Delamora, accused of firing the fatal shot that killed Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Ruiz in February 2001.
"...Was Ruiz just another casualty of a war on drugs that's impossible to win?..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Want to End the Drug War? Jack Cole Will Tell You How!
Anti-drug war lecturer coming to UT.
"...now, the $64,000 question: Can the U.S. beat its drug war addiction? Jack Cole, executive director of Law Enforcement..."

Oct. 9, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Health Has Little to Do With Drug Laws
"...21 column [“The Hightower Report”], if health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal...."

July 24, 2006 Postmarks

Point Austin: Who Needs a Drug Test?
Welcome the president, but please stay hungry
"...From there came the segue into the day's policy subject: what the Obama administration is doing for education...."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Seattle Police Chief Named Drug Czar
Obama has named Seattle's progressive police chief to be head of U.S. drug policy office -- perhaps a signal of more compassionate times to come?
"...to head up the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. And he's chosen the progressive top cop..."

Feb. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Drug Trafficking Gets Intense?
Feds designate Austin as high-intensity drug trafficking zone
"...According to Drug Enforcement Agency Agent Gregory Thrash, Austin has recently been..."

April 5, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Outlawing Death and Cockfighting, and Restoring Rights for Drug Offenders
Committees to hear raft of criminal justice bills today
"...Cockfighting, restoring public assistance for drug offenders, and all things death penalty. Those are among..."

March 29, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Spelling Out the Policy
"...the state have what they call "zero-tolerance" policies regarding drugs and violence, most in the Austin metropolitan area define..."

May 12, 1995 News Feature

Reefer Madness: Drug Czar or Drugged Czar?
Walters appears to be winning the war on fantasy
"...In Washington, at least in drug warrior circles, it seems the left hand has no..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Drug-War Stories
Struggling against the hysteria
"...statewide program designed to put an end to illegal drug use at "organized rave parties." The DPS campaign aimed..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

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