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Race and Drug Discourse

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On April 10, 2019
Once again demonstrating that everything should be written by historians, Donna Murch has a great piece on how we are talking about opioid crisis, especially noting the deep racism underlying it. In March 2018, President Donald Trump delivered a forty-minute speech about the crisis of addiction and overdose in New Hampshire. Standing before a wall tiled […]

Kindly George Bush

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On December 1, 2018

This excellent thread from the historian Joshua Clark Davis is another reason why we should not remember George Bush kindly. In short, Bush believed that you could buy crack across from the White Hous

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Imani Gandy on a terrible, awful, no good idea. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is poised to decide whether or not the state’s child abuse law can be used to penalize pregnant people who have narcotics in their system. If the court takes the case and permits a finding of child abuse based on actions the […]
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Since everything is so fine and stable here in the United States, let’s look at the problems of our southern neighbor. The violence in Mexico doesn’t get the headlines it did a decade ago. The open warfare on the cartels of Felipe Calderón’s presidency subsided to some extent when Enrique Peña Nieto took power in […]
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Where Are the Obama Pardons?

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On March 31, 2016
President Obama rightfully noted the injustice leading to so many people, largely people of color, thrown in prison for long periods of time because of drug crimes. He wanted to pardon many of them. But that hasn’t happened, despite a few yesterday. This led to the resignation of the attorney in charge of the process […]
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