Drug War Madness

Drug War Madness

In 1936, a church group commissioned a film “to strike fear in the hearts of young people tempted to smoke marijuana.” But it was not until the 1970s that Reefer Madness — billed as “the original classic that was not afraid to make up the...

Colombia Is No Model for Mexico’s Drug War

When Washington ramped up its anti-drug efforts through Plan Colombia, more than 90 percent of the cocaine consumed in the United States came through Colombia. A decade later, we get about 97 percent of our cocaine via Colombia. Amazingly, officials are hailing the...

A Violent Mexican ‘Independence’ Day

Throughout Mexican modern history, millions have gathered in the country’s central squares every year on the eve of our Independence Day, September 16, to give out the traditional “shout” of independence. This year, the celebration turned into...

Three Amigos Summit

President George W. Bush will soon host what has become an annual “Three Amigos Summit.” The leaders of Mexico, the United States, and Canada will be gathering in New Orleans on April 21 and 22. What do you suppose is on the agenda? A rational response to...