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My 40 Year War on Reefer Madness

My 40 Year War on Reefer Madness

Forty years ago this week, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner published my first attack on the federal drug war. The previous year, the Reagan administration unleashed its "Just Say No" program, vilifying anyone who smoked a joint, sniffed the wrong powder, or used...

My Convict Road Gang Summer

My Convict Road Gang Summer

I may have been a rube, but I knew enough not to startle the gargantuan glowering prison guard with that double-barreled shotgun propped on his beer belly. As a sixteen-year-old toiling in the hot sun in 1973 alongside convicts on a road gang, I understood that the...

The Second Amendment is For All Races

“No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms” were the words Thomas Jefferson wrote in three drafts of the Virginia Constitution.  There’s a reason for that, it’s a powerful phrase, one with a sentiment that should be remembered and respected by our government. ...

Marijuana Prohibition Derangement Ruins Young Lives

Marijuana Prohibition Derangement Ruins Young Lives

Gavin Devic of Springfield, Missouri wasn't shunted through the school-to-prison pipeline, but the local drug prohibition soviet will probably succeed in derailing the disciplined, accomplished young man's academic and athletic goals. Just as some people claim that it...

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Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson: “[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.” “Mr. Vogler, himself a former...

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