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Readers respond to Zero Tolerance, the Longhorn Pipeline, and Being John Malkovich.
"...this again appears to be a case of fomenting unwarranted fear and painting a picture, blurry at best, of..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Column

Reefer Madness
The dope on Clinton, Obama, and McCain
" the proud new parent of two outrageously expensive wars: the war in Iraq and the domestic War on..."

May 2, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

Countdown to Ecstasy
A New Drug for a New Millennium
"...this morning, he and I, to discuss his former drug of choice, Ecstasy, or if you're a chemical engineer,..."

June 9, 2000 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush goes easy on mining companies; his new drug czar is doomed to repeat history; and his energy policy lacks vision.
"...Drug War's Dr. Strangelove..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Sweet Science
"...such as the recent diatribe by media personality Jeff Ward, who referred to boxing as a sport for idiots..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Your self-righteous tone in discussing the imminent Iraq war is not palatable in a publication that profits by..."

March 21, 2003 Column

Reefer Roundup: 12/30/11
Your drug war news
"...According to the annual Monitoring the Future drug use survey of thousands of U.S. teens, pot use..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...and occupation. Didn't Americans already suffer enough from World War II? And what will happen if we draw a..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Larry Warshaw..."

July 4, 2003 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Exposing the Drug War..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Column

We are wrong, wrong, wrong. So is golf.
"...Bryan Boyer, and other digital revolutionaries who "are well aware of life without computers." She's jumping to a dangerous..."

March 10, 2000 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Zach Waring..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Column

Quote of the week: "You, my hyphenated friend, are an ambassador of evil."
"...won top honors in readers polls and Austin Music Awards but yet we all have to be exposed to..."

March 17, 2000 Column

Reefer Roundup: 10/21/11
Your drug war news
"...Lamar Smith's plan for global domination, the Obama administration's war on medi-pot, and vetoing hemp in California. Enjoy!..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: This Is Your Brain on Drugs
ONDCP's latest attempt at scaring you into believing marijuana is bad is pure propaganda
"...(and ever more sad) White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, "retro" is just plainass embarrassing...."

June 29, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush's Little Helpers; The Drug War's Dr. Strangelove
"...Parsons, a top exec for media giant AOL Time Warner, where Parsons ran a scam that tried to deny..."

May 25, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Reefer Madness
Even under a new administration, the nation's drug policy looks the same
"...Although the National Drug Control Strategy was actually due for submission to Congress..."

May 14, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Sensenbrenner aide gives bad, bullying legal advice ... and then vanishes
"...It appears at least one hard-line drug warrior – Jay Apperson, a former U.S. attorney turned..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Don't Fear the Reefer!
Momentum builds for Lone Star legalization of marijuana
"...and the right of individual states to legalize the drug outright – the Texas media has been trolling for..."

March 14, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The House I Live In
Eugene Jarecki examines America's war on drugs and the collateral and self-inflicted damage it has caused within one African-American family.
"...The so-called war on drugs has been taking a sound drubbing of..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everyone Should Be Allowed To Have Their Own Opinion
" Jordan Smith in the Feb. 4 issue “The War on Talking About the Drug War” [News]. Why am..."

Feb. 14, 2011 Postmarks

Grim History
Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery
"...for-profit system that replaced plantation slavery after the Civil War and survived into the 20th century. The book's title..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Reefer Madness
The election roundup
"...night saw voters call for sweeping changes in Congress, drug-law reformers were handed a more mixed bag: Three statewide..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

This Ain't No Picnic: Minutemen on Patrol
The sinister legions of the 'Drug Cartel' have little to fear from the latest incarnation of border hysteria. As for the rest of us ...
"...cryptic directions, this time a woman's voice: "Take 20 toward El Paso, to where the wooden telephone poles turn..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Diana Welch

Warning: blatant use of music knowledge within
"...conducted by those outside of TDHCA after credits are awarded to ensure the project is still viable...."

Nov. 12, 1999 Column

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Drug Wars, Part One..."

April 30, 1999 News Feature

Reefer Madness: A Victory for Proportional Sentencing
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to end the disparity between sentences for crack and powder cocaine
"...saw sweeping inner cities. In signing into law the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, President Ronald Reagan said that..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Anti-drug congressman turns pro-medipot lobbyist
"...patients, Barr stepped up to the plate to completely thwart voter will via the so-called Barr Amendment, which sought..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Big time drug policy pusher swoops in on Austin
"...According to federal Drug War czarina Bertha Madras, deputy director for demand reduction..."

Nov. 3, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...diversity in government. Witness Washington's lockstep approval of the war on Iraq and subsequent cash hemorrhage, the PATRIOT Act,..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Column

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