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Progressives War over Drug Czar

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The idea of treating substance abusers as disease sufferers is tremendously appealing. But, like other disagreements steeped in divergent bedrock values, there's no getting around this one.

Setting the Record Straight About the Minnesota Teen Challenge

Rich Scherber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Scherber

Minnesota Teen Challenge is a leading and respected treatment center in Minnesota, part of a large network of Teen Challenge centers across the United States.

Not Drug Czar -- Ramstad Now Wants to Head Treatment Agency. Just Say No!

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Is someone who opposes what the science says is the best treatment for heroin addiction really someone we want in charge of the agency which is supposed to help disseminate evidence-based care?

Obama Drug Czar Pick Tied to Christian Rehab Linked to Contributor Charged with $3.5 Billion Fraud (Updated)

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Ramstad's support for Teen Challenge shows a disregard for evidence-based treatment and either a willingness to abandon his beliefs about treating addiction or a failure to investigate what kinds of programs he funds.

Obama Drug Czar Pick: No Recovery from War on Drugs?

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Obama shouldn't make the mistake that Bill Clinton did and install a drug czar who will ignore science and push dogma.

Sixth House GOPer Announces Retirement: "I'm Burned Out"

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I'm burned out, I'm tired," Rep. Jim Ramstad (R., Minn.) said as he announced he won't seek a 10th term in the House. "I still have the passion for p...