November 21, 2011
Blogging the Beltway: From in-prison treatment to mandatory minimums, the White House drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, touts a new approach.
August 11, 2011
At the core of young black men's violence against mostly white victims: the constant presence of police.
June 15, 2011
After 40 years, we've failed to bring the illegal drug trade under control. But the administration won't even consider a real change.
June 11, 2011
Forty years after Richard M. Nixon launched the campaign against drugs, even blue-ribbon commissions are conceding that the mass arrests and the gun battles have not worked.
by Hayat Mohamed onJune 2, 2011
Can't say we're surprised ...
May 17, 2011
Raising moral issues about mass incarceration will not work. Let's argue that halting it will, at last, end their white guilt about the "black problem."
March 15, 2011
Talking about racism or special programs for blacks will not change the future of African Americans. Ending the war on drugs will.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJanuary 27, 2011
The former talk-show host uses the drug for chronic pain.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJanuary 25, 2011
How will law-enforcement agencies handle this bizarre drug trend?
July 28, 2010
The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which will at last narrow the divide between prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine busts, is on its way to President Obama’s desk today.
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Recent film exposes journalists' guilt. Plus: The Root's valued leader resigns.
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