Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.
I've served nine-and-a-half months, including four months at the California Institute for Men at Chino -- the very prison torn apart by rioting last weekend.
It's time to end these draconian war on drugs laws and implement a sentencing structure that promotes fairness and justice.
The role of drugs and drug addiction loom large in our society, but instead of demonizing addicted individuals, we need an alternative approach: treatment, not imprisonment.
As it stands now, consumers with colds across the country must present a photo ID and sign a log in order to purchase cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine.
Oelwein is a microcosm of small town everywhere, but Methland shows that the drug abuse is a symptom, not the cause, of the deeply ingrained problems facing rural America.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is asking Americans to stand up and not be counted! It's a bold move that defies even the remaining conventional wisdom of her party.
The result of the fiction that blacks are the prime drug users and abusers has been devastating in law and public policy.
Apart from all the public safety dangers, the easily predictable increases in human- and drug-smuggling which would also arise make plain what a bad plan this was to begin with.
Sarah Palin is right. It was wrong of me to automatically assume that it was crystal meth. Of course Alaskans can be addicted to other drugs! And they should be!
Researchers are arguing that drugs that "boost the brain" should be permitted legal if they are safe and effective. Here's where it gets interesting: many drugs that boost the brain also produce a high.
Of course we don't want to distract energy from the fight against Prop 8's vicious proponents - but if we don't deal with these issues, rising HIV levels and the possibility of super-AIDS will deal with us.
Having spent eleven years in the Office of National Drug Control Policy, I can say that in contradiction to a recent report, we have little reason to believe that America has reached a turning point in the war on drugs.
Words By Corey Binns Photos By Jen Dessinger Outside a convenience store, a teenage girl makes an offer to an intimidating group of men: "You can do ...
America lost the drug war not by making tactical errors-- but by picking the wrong enemy. Rolling Stone deserves credit for making a strong case for just how wrong that went.
At a town hall At Franklin PIerce College Sunday evening, Senator John McCain took a question on the War on Drugs from an audience member with an interesting perspective -- a police officer.