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El Paso vs. War on Drugs, Redux
El Paso City Council tries, again, to pass resolution denouncing war on drugs
"...the El Paso City Council has denounced the ongoing drug-fueled violence in its sister city, Ciudad Juárez – and,..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Bill Adler and the Drug Underworld Innocence and Savagery
"...with a story unmatched in the chronicles of the drug war. Adler literally risked his life to tell the..."

Jan. 26, 1996 Books Feature

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

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

DOJ Declares Truce in War on Pot
Attorney General declines to act against states legalizing marijuana
"...use for adults, and have created regulated schemes for drug production, distribution, and sale. However, marijuana remains illegal under..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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

Screw Prevention and Treatment, War Is Where It's At
House-Senate approve treatment funds, only to face Bush veto threat.
"...Join Together, the drug prevention and treatment gurus at the Boston University School..."

Nov. 15, 2007 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 Bust Hits La Familia
DEA says Austin a hub for cartel work
"...The Drug Enforcement Administration on July 21 announced a record number..."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Stop the Anti-Drug Crusade
"...Dear Editor, Re: The air marshals in Houston facing drug charges: America's deranged drug war is duplicating the conditions..."

July 14, 2008 Postmarks

Voters Say War on Drugs is a Loser
Voters agree: the War on Drugs is a sham
"...Voters agree: the drug war is a losing proposition...."

Oct. 15, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Drug Ring Comes Full Circle
Cinco-Tres gang members go to prison
" Austin is sometimes "dismissive" when it comes to drugs, but as a "major corridor" from Mexico through the..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Focus on Treatment of Drug Users
"...finally know what's wrong with Rush; he was on drugs. Ah, but I joke. In reality, I can look..."

Oct. 13, 2003 Postmarks

R.I.P. 'War on Drugs'?
Obama administration's top drug cop says 'War' must end
"...As far as the new top dog for drug policy is concerned, the "War on Drugs" needs to..."

May 15, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Who Needs a Drug Test?
Welcome the president, but please stay hungry
"...he said, quoting Martin Luther King, 'but it bends toward justice.'" (See "Point Austin," March 1, 2007.) There were..."

Aug. 13, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Time to End War on Drugs
"...Dear Sirs, The war on drugs continues to destroy the lives and freedom..."

Jan. 29, 2004 Postmarks

War on Drugs Gets Even Stupider
"...Dear Editor, Just when you thought the War on Some Drugs couldn't get any stupider, they come..."

Jan. 17, 2005 Postmarks

Ending the War on Drugs
"...enough, there are 1.7 million people arrested annually for drug offenses, more than half (roughly 839,000) arrested specifically for..."

Dec. 16, 2009 Postmarks

Mucho 'Carne Asada' in the War on Drugs
"...Edna, Texas) – in the name of the (never-ending) War on Drugs was bad? Well, you ain’t seen nothing..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Council: At War on Two Wheels
More scooters, a possible interim deal with the APA, and more from City Hall
"...small impasse aside, the two sides are working steadily toward crafting language for a permanent contract. Other than promotions..."

April 20, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Drug Demonization Hurts Pain Patients
"...Dear Editor, Prescription drugs are in the news a lot these days. We..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Postmarks

Walters' War
A press conference video of Drug Czar John Walters extolling the results of his anti-marijuana campaign.
"...A press conference video of Drug Czar John Walters extolling the results of his anti-marijuana..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Column

Reefer Roundup: 6/17/11
Your drug war news, all in one place
"...This week it's Happy Birthday to the Drug War, drugs through the mail, a shoot-out on the..."

June 17, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

"...looks like a lock for at least one Academy Award nomination.) Clearly, this is a director who doesn't much..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reefer Roundup: 8/12/11
It's back! Your dose of drug news has returned
"...feds' new approach to medical marijuana, the nation's new drug strategy, the economics of the drug war, the low-down..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

On the Border's Edge
Drug war reporter Charles Bowden is telling El Paso-Juárez's secrets, one murder at a time.
"...or woman working next to you. It was illegal drugs, of course, being dealt or used. From this, one..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Books Feature by Roger Gathman

Tulia's Freedom Ride
Activists travel to Tulia for "Never Again!" rally against drug war.
"...was charged two years ago in the now-infamous Tulia drug bust that jailed 10% of the town's black population,..."

July 27, 2001 News Feature by Jennie Kennedy

Reefer Roundup: 6/3/11
Your dose of drug war news
"...retroactive, and a bunch of international honchos say the Drug War has got to go...."

June 3, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 12/2/10
News from the frontline of the War on Drugs
"...and whether it was proper – along with other drug war news...."

Dec. 2, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Don't Talk About It
El Paso City Council's resolution calling for an 'open debate' on legalizing drugs draws threats of funding cuts
" is unwise even to broach the topic of drug policy and, more specifically, that it could be bad..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

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