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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?
Jarecki has created a tool that allows voters to send letters to Congress regarding the Smarter Sentencing Act. The bill
"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.
On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder took a first step toward reform, announcing that the Justice Department will no longer
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.
And, last but not least, Legend's: “I applaud Obama for respecting the people’s vote in Colorado and Washington. Many non
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
Still, the film says drug-use rates remain as high as they were when President Richard Nixon began the battle in 1971. Jarecki
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.
My drug days are long since passed but it's certainly true that I could probably land in any city in any state and get you
What the drug war has accomplished is the creation of a powerful special interest that Jarecki and other prison reform advocates
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.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki appeared on Friday's edition of HBO's"Real Time with Bill Maher." The