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President Obama's war on drugs, DOJ medical marijuana crackdown

October 7, 2011

- Video: What We Saw at the Occupy Wall Street Protest
- President Obama Is Just Another Drug Warrior
- Trusting the President to Kill
- Rebuilding and Modernizing Wisconsin Interstates With Toll Financing
- New Videos
- New at Reason

Video: What We Saw at the Occupy Wall Street Protest visited the Occupy Wall Street protests at Liberty Square in Lower Manhattan, to talk with the protesters.
Occupy Wall Street: A Manifesto
Video: Police Officer Beats Occupy Wall Street Protesters With Baton
Occupy DC Digs Democracy, Doesn't like War, Corporations, or The Two Party System
Occupy Wall Street: Ghosts of Seattle '99 and Nader 2000?
Some Really Interesting Reporting & Writing on Occupy Wall Street

President Obama Is Just Another Drug Warrior
In his Reason magazine cover story, Jacob Sullum examines President Obama’s transformation into a full-fledged drug warrior and his increasing embrace of the failed drug policies of the presidents before him. Before winning the White House, Obama called the drug war “an utter failure;” said he advocated a “public health” approach to drugs emphasizing treatment and training instead of prison; and said he would “stop the DEA’s raids on Oregon medical marijuana growers” because "our federal agents have better things to do.” But the war on drugs hasn't stopped under President Obama. In fact, in California, where medical marijuana is legal, U.S. attorneys are holding a press conference today to step up the war on drugs and "outline actions targeting the sale, distribution and cultivation of marijuana."
DOJ Launches 'Coordinated Crackdown' on California Dispensaries
Gov. Gary Johnson On DOJ Crackdown

Trusting the President to Kill
Radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, part of Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen, was killed last Friday by a U.S. drone strike. Reason magazine's Jacob Sullum writes, "President Obama's policy regarding people linked to terrorism is clear: They are to be treated like criminal defendants with constitutional rights, except when they are treated like enemy soldiers in the heat of battle, subject to summary execution from a distance. Although this flexibility has obvious advantages in waging the never-ending war on terrorism, it threatens to transform the elected executive of a republic into a dictator with the power of life and death over his subjects."
Ron Paul: Assassination of al-Awlaki Might Be an Impeachable Offense

Rebuilding and Modernizing Wisconsin Interstates With Toll Financing
In a new study, Reason Foundation's Robert Poole outlines Wisconsin's highway needs and the existing funding gap. Poole details how toll financing can be used to reduce congestion and ensure that taxpayers don't have to pay to rebuild roads until they are built and ready to use.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Supporting Poole's Pay-as-You-Go Roads

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