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...

Military Force Isn’t the Answer in Mexico’s Drug Wars

The Oct. 31 editorial “Mexico’s massacres” correctly asserted that the United States is helping Mexican drug-trafficking gangs “through demand for drugs and supply of guns.” In fact, the Obama administration has admitted this repeatedly,...

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...
Plan Mexico

Plan Mexico

After months of talks, President George W. Bush finally announced the “security cooperation” plan for Mexico. On October 22, he sent a request for $500 million in supplemental aid for 2008 as part of a $1.4 billion dollar multi-year package. No surprises...
Militarizing Mexico: The New War on Drugs

Militarizing Mexico: The New War on Drugs

President Richard Nixon invented the phrase “war on drugs” and used it in a political context similar in many ways to today’s. Bogged down in an unwinnable war abroad, with a growing deficit and rising inflation, Nixon declared illegal drugs...