War on Drugs on Townhall

John Stossel - Wed Aug 29

Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Tue May 15

In 1993, a jury convicted Clarence Aaron for his role in two planned cocaine deals. Aaron was a 23-year-old college student. It was his first offense. Unlike his co-defendants, Aaron was not a career drug dealer. He didn't know enough to plead guilty and testify against others to win a reduced sentence. He perjured himself in court. A federal judge sentenced Aaron to three terms of life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug offense. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Fri Apr 20

Newsbusted takes on Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, Don Draper and meth labs in Wal-Marts. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Thu Apr 19

President Barack Obama's drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, doesn't like the term "drug war." He argues that none of the smart guys in law enforcement uses it. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Sun Apr 8

Why is the federal government under President Barack Obama arguably tougher on medical marijuana operations than it was under George W. Bush? That's the question that anti-drug-war groups have been asking themselves for months. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Thu Mar 22

Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer's new target: synthetic marijuana. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Jan 23

I believe that states have the constitutional right to legalize drugs. For, the Constitution is silent on the federal government’s ability to regulate or ban substances that adults choose to digest at their own peril—or medical relief. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Dec 2

Five years ago last month, Milton Friedman died at age 94. To the very end, the Nobel Prize winning economist was astute, tireless and wonderfully avuncular. Thanks to the Internet, his commentaries on subjects ranging from greed, to slavery, to the Great Depression myth and many other topics, can be enjoyed forever. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Thu Nov 24

For the most part, President Barack Obama has squandered his presidential pardon and commutation power. ... more

Pinal County, Arizona - Fri Oct 14

17 arrested in massive drug smuggling bust. Incidently, high caliber weapons such as AK-47s and .50 Cal Sniper Rifles are also confiscated. Operation Fast and Furious? ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Sep 12

Out of sight is out of mind. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano can give the impression she’s doing her job and keeping Americans safe when Americans are unaware of the dangers lurking next door. ... more

Rich Galen - Mon Sep 12

On September 14, 2001 President Bush went to Ground Zero. Standing atop a buried fire truck the President draped an arm over a firefighter wearing a helmet bearing the number "164." Talking through a bullhorn, President Bush began addressing the rescue workers. When someone shouted that they couldn't hear him, the President responded. ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Jul 8

After nearly 40 years in Washington, I'm leaving the nation's capital pretty much as I found it when I arrived. The players have changed, but the problems haven't. ... more

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Debra J. Saunders - Sun Jun 12

"If we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely in time destroy us," President Richard Nixon told Congress in a special message on June 17, 1971, which generally is credited as the day the "war on drugs" began. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Thu Jun 9

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New York - Fri Jun 3

New study says War on Drugs has failed, and government should stop treating drug-users like criminals. ... more