Tag Archives: War on Drugs

The Honduran Coup

On June 28th, the democratically-elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was abducted by the military and deposed to Costa Rica. The perpetrators claimed they removed Zelaya to protect democracy — a near-universal justification for criminal acts on the world stage — but since the action deposed a legitimate government, it easily slides into the category […]

What marijuana prohibition costs

On Friday, I briefly criticized Obama’s glib response to the question of legalizing marijuana. I said, “our marijuana laws, in particular, are much more destructive than the effects of the drug itself. They tear apart families through prison terms and divert/waste government money on an incredible scale.” In the comments section, Ian thought I went too […]

The Obama Fallacy

“There’s a mighty big difference between good, sound reasons and reasons that sound good” — Burton Hillis Super Tuesday was an important day in the ongoing charade — namely, the one that’s sometimes laughingly referred to as an election. Voters — those who bothered to show up — chose between pre-approved candidates, none of whom will […]