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If I started a business and it was clearly failing, I would shut it down. The war on drugs has failed -- why isn't it being shut down?
Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki told the performers in his new video to imagine they were "dancing on the ashes of the
"I wonder whether [Obama] realizes that one of the great legacy opportunities he has in his second term is to sort of establish

Erickson and Alter question Nader on his new book, Unstoppable, about how Left and Right can converge on NSA, banks, incarceration. Ralph argues that Corporatists vs. Conservatives divide the GOP. Also: the NBA highlights another The Donald to make fun of.

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgFor decades pols pushed a "tough on crime" agenda that swelled prisons and angered communities of color. Shrum & Cosby debate last week's breakthrough decisions on drugs and frisks as Bloomberg throws both a dart and a fit.
"The fact that we have now taken people and made them a monetary commodity," he said. "Right now the big thing is the push
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Clarke share their reactions in personally terrorizing situations -- Ron after his father was shot, Torie at the Pentagon on 9/11 -- and how public officials should respond to violence. Good: "stay calm and carry on" like Deval. Bad: overreact w/ Iraq & torture. Ugly: vote for gun deaths.
I'm not naive. I know what bureaucratic thrust drives the war on drugs and what an obstacle this represents. Yet still, everywhere I look, I also see the writing on the wall. Everyday, a growing number of states moves closer to legalizing marijuana as Colorado and Washington did on Election Day.
Eugene Jarecki's newest documentary, The House I Live In , is a superb and comprehensive look at the last forty years of drug policy in America.
President Obama should be commended for expressing the will of the people in Colorado and Washington. Our jails are overburdened
It seems about right that it's raining as we drive over the bridge to Rikers Island in a prison van with metal grills over
Obama is at the helm of a nation facing stubbornly high unemployment, paralyzing inequality and a still raging war in Afghanistan
California's "three strikes" law gained favor as a way to lock up hardened criminals away forever. However, it's also putting away people who commit relatively minor crimes. Eugene Jarecki joins Alyona Minkovski and Jacob Soboroff for his take. Also joining the conversation are guests Leo Stegman, Susan Champion, Marisa Lagos and Jacob Sullum.
2012-11-06-ScreenShot20121106at12.32.10PM.pngAs elections take place all around the country, Californians will vote on Prop 36, whose passage would be a vital step forward in reducing the senseless severity of California's notorious Three Strikes law.
The House I Live In seeks to chronicle the inconsistent and discriminatory history behind drug policy, showing how the poor and people of color have been unequally treated under the law.
Pitt: And there's another issue. You can control quality. The quality of drugs is higher than it's ever been, but it’s still
Jarecki's latest documentary, "The House I Live In," playing now in New York City and opening in Los Angeles on Friday, takes
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgArianna and Nicolle Wallace debate why Romney won and how Obama adjusts. But if your opponent is a quick-change artist and fibber, how should you reply in a non-whiny way? The women then agree about "media bias" and Fox's 2007 Obama "too black" tape.
Eugene Jarecki's powerful documentary The House I Live In looks at the human consequences of the drug war's failure, which has left the African American community as collateral damage.