FDL Book Salon Welcomes John Gibler, To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War

By: Saturday August 6, 2011 1:59 pm

Mexico’s harrowing drug war is not a consequence that many thought would accompany the country’s long-awaited and admirably accomplished transition from a one-party state in 2000.

But there it is. By 2011, the war has been raging from four to six years.

I can’t keep count; long ago the numbers overwhelmed me. What is it now? 35,000 dead, and rising every day.

Brewer: I Only Debated for the Money

By: Friday September 3, 2010 2:30 pm

Gov. Jan Brewer followed up her trainwreck debate performance with a vow never to debate again. The kicker is that this small-government conservative admitted that she only participated in the panel at all because she, get this, wanted to qualify for public money to finance her campaign.

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