By Joe Chivers Decriminalization of medical marijuana is a hotly contested topic around the world. While in the United States, 29 states have legalized the drug for this purpose, in other regions, it isn’t so clear cut. Europe, as a...
Third in a series on the Decriminalization of Drugs in Portugal By Joe Chivers In the previous installment of this series on Portugal, we discussed the intricacies and effects of decriminalization. In this final instalment, we’ll look at recent developments in...
Second in a series on the Decriminalization of Drugs in Portugal By Joe Chivers In the last installment of this series on the Portuguese approach to the drug war, we covered the massive addiction problems plaguing Portugal in the 1980s and...
First in a series on the Decriminalization of Drugs in Portugal By Joe Chivers In a previous series, I discussed the history and the possible outcomes of the Mexican Drug War. In Mexico, the government has launched attack after attack on...
Third and final in a series on the Mexican Drug War By Joe Chivers In previous articles, I’ve covered the history of the Mexican Drug War from its origins until now, so what’s next? It’s a question that’s been pondered...
Second in a series on the Mexican Drug War By Joe Chivers One of the reasons I was so specifically intrigued to write about the Mexican Drug War is because I feel it is a war that is vastly misunderstood. In...
by Limus Woods African-American Comedian Dave Chappelle did a standup special once called “Killin’ Them Softly”. In it, there is a part where he jokes about police and how they would act if they shot him or knocked him out...
First in a series on the Mexican Drug War By Joe Chivers It is no exaggeration to say that the Mexican Drug War is one of the worst crises of modern times. Thanks to a mix of the U.S.’ war on...
by Nancy Crist Kevin Ring was bitten by the political bug after interning on Capitol Hill during college. “I was a typical Hill rat,” Kevin says. “I rose through the ranks.” After graduating from Syracuse University, he worked as a...
By Lisa Linbrugger, DWS guest contributor When I heard the news of Attorney General Jeff Session’s promise to double down on the war on drugs, my heart sank. This is clearly a man who knows little of the effects of...

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