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Fabricant's Drug War Rule No. 1: Don't Pull A Wendy Watson
The Busted! Mantra: Reading is Fundamental....
"...enough to become statistics in the unwinnable War on Drugs – sent out an e-mail this week, with a..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
The Feds and Mounties whisk a medi-pot patient from his Vancouver hospital bed and into jail.
"...he'd been prescribed morphine and Oxycontin, among other narcotic drugs, says St. Pierre. He was finally taken to court..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Bad American
Bill Maher comes out on drink, drugs, and God
"...And why does our government continue this "War on Drugs" when all empirical data points to an abysmal failure?..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

About AIDS
Texas Lege Should Follow a Rational Approach on Drugs
"...has taken an unusual approach in the war against drugs by treating substance abuse as a public health issue..."

March 2, 2001 Column

About AIDS
Bolivian shamans' plants may provide new AIDS drugs.
"...the test tube. Could they be developed into AIDS drugs?..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Backbeat
"...Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Scot Williams and Kai Weisinger. Drugs and sex and rock & roll: rarely has a..."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Reefer Madness
War on Prohibition is the new War on Drugs
"...If you want to control the market for illicit drugs, LEAP asserts, legalize them – it's the only way..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Crackpot Crackdown
Joining a long East Texas tradition, Jackson County DA Bobby Bell has convicted 28 black people on drug charges via manufactured evidence and railroaded trials. One small-town exile, her family, and a few neighbors are finally fighting back.
"..."We are going to do our job to keep drugs from infecting our streets." (And as this story was..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Countdown to Ecstasy
A New Drug for a New Millennium
"...the drug went Schedule I, before "America's War on Drugs," before many of the current crop of Ecstasy users..."

June 9, 2000 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Shooting Star
"...Curt says drugs began taking control of Cris about four years ago...."

Jan. 1, 1999 Music Feature by David Holthouse

Fatal Error
Hooked on Drug Money
"...U.S. presidents have been declaring "war on drugs" ever since the Nixon administration. Bush's remedies were much..."

Dec. 25, 1998 News Feature by Monte Paulsen

C Sick
Eight years after the Chronicle's initial look in hepatitis C, Austin's music community is both better and worse
"..."Speed. Heroin. Cocaine." Fastball's Tony Scalzo reels off the drugs that led him to hep C...."

Nov. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...War on War on Drugs..."

May 12, 2000 Column

The Egg & I
How an experimental treatment for major depression introduced me to the medical magnet and the return of 'energetic' medicine
"...get an appointment with a psychiatrist, the array of drugs that followed – daily doses of Prozac, lithium, Wellbutrin,..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Greg Harman

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
"...call for an open debate regarding the legalization of drugs...."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Drug War Blowback
Drug-raid tactics come under increasing scrutiny
"...someone just calls us and says, 'Hey, someone's dealing drugs,' and we just write that up and get a..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Good news! Marijuana use remains steady.
"...drug czar John Walters that the nation's War on Drugs actually is working. "Drug use is a terrible drag..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

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Our readers talk back.
"...of anyone saying anything critical about HIV tests, AIDS drugs, or the state of AIDS research ["About AIDS," April..."

July 15, 2005 Column

Welcomes Nonpartisan Critical Thinking in HIV Discussion
"...of anyone saying anything critical about HIV tests, AIDS drugs, or the state of AIDS research [“About AIDS,” April..."

July 8, 2005 Postmarks

Page Two
The war on drugs works in opposition to the battle against terrorism.
"...is time to end the ridiculous, ineffectual War on Drugs in order to concentrate on the very real War..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Column by Louis Black

Color of Justice
A drug bust in tiny Tulia, Texas opens up old racial wounds and raises questions about the veracity of the undercover cop-for-hire who orchestrated it all.
"...surprising most of the defendants in their beds, no drugs, money, or weapons were seized in the roundup. Only..."

July 28, 2000 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

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Raves for Marc Savlov's recent article on Ecstasy.
"...9]. I am by no means an abuser of drugs, but I was there in the Eighties at Hall's..."

June 23, 2000 Column

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Readers respond to Zero Tolerance, the Longhorn Pipeline, and Being John Malkovich.
"...We can argue about legalizing the other drugs later on. For now, legalize marijuana! Say it with..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Column

Reefer Roundup: 6/3/11
Your dose of drug war news
"...Schedule I controlled substance – a designation reserved for drugs with no medical value or promise whatsoever and with..."

June 3, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

If You're White, It's All Right
The colors of justice in Williamson County
"...Despite the large quantity of drugs and methamphetamine-manufacturing chemicals seized by investigators, neither of the..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The DARE Debate
Austin Police Kick Drug Prevention Program
"...`Is there a better way to impart knowledge about drugs?' the answer is, `We don't know.' ... The feeling..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Money Worries
Austin's AIDS Funding Is Decent, For Now
"...it has been. Jones credits this new class of drugs, which he began taking in June, for his quick..."

Sept. 27, 1996 News Feature by Geoff Mulvihill

Red River Clubs Grapple With Downtown Homelessness
Beggars, hustlers, and dealers make you wonder how Downtown music keeps from going under
"...there during the day, you'll see people who do drugs, blast music, and hang out in the alleyway between..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Reefer Roundup: 9/9/11
Your roundup of drug war news
"...problems and all – might be getting smarter on drugs (or, as too many lawmakers see it, crime), it..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup: 8/12/11
It's back! Your dose of drug news has returned
"...to you that prosecution of significant traffickers in illegal drugs, including marijuana, remains a core priority, but advised that..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

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