How much more surreal can the DEA get?

Now I’m a full-blown opponent of the death penalty. I think it’s immoral, impractical, unfairly administered, and has way too much potential for error. I also reject the notion that a free individual can assign that duty to someone else (nominally called “the government”) and escape personal responsibility. I’m thrilled that Illinois has […]

Fun with mental imagery

The original headline of this New York Times article was:

US Drones Fly Deep in Mexico to Fight Drugs

I immediately had an image of a dogfight between a flying Cheech-and-Chong-sized joint and an unmanned drone.

Apparently, someone was awake and mildly aware at the Times, and they changed the headline.

The content is disturbing enough without the joint dogfight.

Mexican […]


Scouring the internet for drug-war-related writing that missed the boat…

In our continuing series of pieces by students we have the rather bizarre waste of space in the Nexus titled Drug Slogan Stinks

“Nice people take drugs.”

These are the words that catch my eye on a recent AIDS Vancouver Island poster. I stop to take another glance at […]

The Drug War fuels corruption

No government in the world can compete with the black market in financial compensation for police officers. – Guitherisms

City Hall Plotters Accused in Gun-Smuggling Scheme

Even in a border town where smugglers have moved contraband to and from Mexico for generations, no one here expected the mayor, the police chief and a town councilman to be accused […]

DEA raids Montana


The Republic

Federal agents with guns drawn raided up to a dozen medical marijuana operations across Montana on Monday, the same day that a bill to repeal the state’s medical marijuana law stalled in a Senate committee.

Coincidence or political?

Montana NORML is live blogging updates on the raids.