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After Pablo Escobar: Murder, Chaos, and the Failure of U.S. Drug Policy in Colombia: New at Reason

“The whole premise of the war on drugs is that if you focus on the supply side, you’ll solve all of the U.S.’s problems with problematic drug use,” says Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. But “no matter how much …

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After Pablo Escobar: Murder, Chaos, and the Failure of U.S. Drug Policy in Colombia

“The whole premise of the war on drugs is that if you focus on the supply side, you’ll solve all of the U.S.’s problems with problematic drug use,” says Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. But “no matter how much …

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People Stuck in Jail Because They’re Poor Have New Hope

If you’re arrested in Nashville, you can pay your bail to be freed. If you can’t afford bail, you can wait in jail. But they charge you for that as well: $44 a day. Now Councilmember Freddie O’Connell has introduced a resolution to end the …

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San Francisco Man Has Spent 4 Years and $1 Million Trying to Get Approval to Turn His Own Laundromat Into an Apartment Building

To understand how difficult and expensive it is to build housing in San Francisco, observe the case of Robert Tillman. Tillman owns a single-story laundromat in the city’s Mission District. Since 2014, he has been attempting to develop his property into a 75-unit apartment building. …

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Searching for Gun Solutions That Don’t Collectivize Punishment

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and David French, a senior editor at the conservative National Review, probably differ on most domestic-policy issues. But on one particular gun-control measure, they clearly agree. French wrote about the measure last week, in the wake of the …

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Pennsylvania’s New Congressional Districts Are More Compact. But They’re Still Just as Partisan.

Democrats got a boost in their effort to retake Congress this week, as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveiled a new congressional district map to replace a Republican gerrymander the same court had ruled unconstitutional last month. The new map imposed by the court is undoubtedly …

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Billy Graham Dies, Newsweek Implodes, Sexual Harassment Scandal Hits USDA: A.M. Links

The “Russian troll farm” indictment is wild. The iconic and controversial evangelical preacher Billy Graham has died, at age 99. New excuse to avoid cleaning: it causes cancer? Newsweek is claiming that Al Franken’s downfall was orchestrated by Roger Stone and Russian bots. Meanwhile, Newsweek …

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Doe-Eyed Youngsters for My Preferred Policies: New at Reason

We’re seeking wisdom from the mouths of babes, these days. So I asked my 12-year-old son if the country would be a better, safer place if the government tried to disarm some or all Americans to reduce violent crime. “I think that would have the …

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Doe-Eyed Youngsters for My Preferred Policies

We’re seeking wisdom from the mouths of babes, these days. So I asked my 12-year-old son if the country would be a better, safer place if the government tried to disarm some or all Americans to reduce violent crime. “I think that would have the …

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Brickbat: Lover’s Spat

Former Scottish National Party Dundee City councilor Craig Melville faces a charge off aggravated religious prejudice because of private text messages he sent to his mistress, Nadia El Nakia. In the days after the 2015 Paris terror attack, Melville sent her several messages criticizing Islam. …

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