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
On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder took a first step toward reform, announcing that the Justice Department will no longer
Reagan 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.
Brad Pitt On Obama & Pot: Actor Joins John Legend, Russell Simmons In Praising President's Marijuana Evolution
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.
Three Strikes and Get This Law Out: Pass Prop 36 in California to Reduce Life Sentences for Nonviolent Criminals (Video)
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
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