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The opioid epidemic is leading to prosecutors seeking to throw everyone in prison. All this did during the crack epidemic is destroy black communities and radically increase the nation’s prison population at an enormous cost to taxpayers. It will be no different this time around, except for the possibility that more people will care since […]

Opioid Tax?

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On June 11, 2016

The opioid epidemic is real and terrible. However, a tax on opioids, even if it claims to be paid by the manufacturer, will probably end up leading to higher costs to the people who actually need thes

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Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo, mediated by the Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, is one of the strangest events in recent history. The New Yorker has a feature on del Castillo and the whole incident. It’s been tough on her, especially because the Mexican government is targeting her for prosecution (though probably as much […]

Sno-Blo

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On September 15, 2015

There is not a single one of you who couldn’t benefit from seeing this collection of advertisements for cocaine and cocaine accessories from the 1970s. Share

Superfly

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On March 26, 2015
This week in my film class, I made the students watch Birth of a Nation out of class and Superfly in class to get at depictions of African-Americans in film over the 20th century. The great Gordon Parks directed the latter and while it is a cheaply made blaxploitation flick, it also has some truly […]
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The Opium Power

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On December 10, 2014
The aftermath of the Civil War brought on America’s first drug epidemic. The massive amount of pain caused by the war, both spiritually and physically, led to a wave of opium usage. Dealing with dead loved ones, the pain of being shot, PTSD issues, missing limbs–all of this created the need to numb that pain. […]

Walls

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On October 31, 2013

No doubt the solution to drug smuggling tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico is higher border walls. And the drones America’s favorite racist Sheriff Joe Arapio wants to deploy to catch the brown

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