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Commentary :: Health & Drugs

Rope a Dope

Gee, what might be the key to salvaging the U.S. economy -- besides ridding the government of conservatives, I mean?

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Government & Elections : Health & Drugs

Proposition 63 on the Nov. Ballot

Mental health care is important, and a good idea, but this initiative has problems.

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Commentary :: Health & Drugs

How the government lost the drug war in cyberspace.

from October 2004 Reason OnLine

Open Secrets
How the government lost the drug war in cyberspace.
Michael Erard

For 36 years the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quietly published a quirky monthly newsletter called Microgram for a small audience of forensic chemists. It was "law enforcement restricted," which meant you could obtain it only if you were a law enforcement official, a government investigator, or a forensic scientist. As far as the public was concerned, it was a secret. In January 2003 DEA officials started to make Microgram publicly available via the Web (at, where it joined a vast sea of information about illicit drugs: how to get them, how to use them, why to avoid them, why laws controlling them should be either tightened or reformed...

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Ralph Nader vs Washington Post on Israel


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Announcement :: Government & Elections : Health & Drugs

Beyond Voting: Healthcare not Warfare

Go Beyond Voting on November 3rd. Join Code Blue, a group of Bay Area health care activists, in actions highlighting healthcare not warfare.

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