Obama Dismisses Latin American Leaders’ Calls for Drug Legalization in Colombia

By: Monday April 16, 2012 12:00 pm

With the total failure of the drug war causing many Latin American political leaders to publicly question the wisdom of prohibition, President Obama was forced to repeatedly address the issue this weekend at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. Unfortunately, Obama did his best to quickly dismiss the topic with incoherent excuses.

 

Homeland Security’s Napolitano: 50,000 Dead in War on Drugs Is Not a Failure

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 10:40 am

In defiance of all evidence Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is claiming that the incredibly deadly war on drugs in Mexico has not been a failure. The ongoing drug war in Mexico has been incredibly bloody, destructive and deadly. Nearly 50,000 people in Mexico have been killed since 2006, and the actually total is likely much higher. Political assassinations by cartels have been common as a means to undermine law enforcement and basic local democratic governance.

Late Night FDL: Miscellany

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 8:00 pm

I am in Tucson, Arizona for the huge gem, mineral, fossil and precious stones and whatever else expos/shows, and to visit Occupy Tucson which is staging several anti-bank rallies this week. I love gems and minerals, geodes, agates, and fossils, but it kinda bums me out to see so much of Nature’s beauty churned for a buck.

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