Mike Hogan says: "Ricardo Cortes, author of the pro-pot children’s book It’s Just a Plant, created an illustrated history of America’s Drug War for vanityfair.com. It tests the assumptions that have led the US to spend $(removed) billion a year on a military campaign against an unhealthy habit and questions whether Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, has the will or the ability to follow up on his pledge to end the Drug War at long last."
In 1980, Ronald Reagan shifted responsibility for the anti-drug effort from the health department to the Department of Justice. “I would say that this is the most intense federal effort ever against drugs,” said Associate Attorney General Rudolph Giuliani, who oversaw the D.E.A. and the Bureau of Prisons and who orchestrated expansion of the F.B.I. into drug enforcement. Senator Joe Biden began advocating for a Cabinet-level position to coordinate federal agencies–a “drug czar.” So began the era of “zero tolerance.” Reagan’s presidency reversed his predecessors’ drug-control policies, and funding for law enforcement rose to three times that for abuse-prevention and treatment programs.
Sketches of the Drug Czars
Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all.”
Andrew Paul Joyce: “I made a composite image of all the white men running for president polling at 1% or below. Please be nice to him. He is my son.” cf. Pedigree collapse.
A significant drop, but no worse than he’s been before, reports Politico’s Steven Shepherd. “President Trump’s approval rating has dipped to its lowest point of his term in the immediate aftermath of the redacted Mueller report release,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “This week, 57 percent of voters disapprove, and 39 percent approve […]
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With the intuitive software out there today, anyone can become a music producer. You’ve probably heard that from any number of laptop impresarios, but you still have to know how to use the tools – and Logic Pro X is one of the best platforms out there right now. In order to get the most […]
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