Legalize Marijuana—and Reward Criminals?

As with many states, New Jersey is considering a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use.  However, they are legalize marijuanatying it to a unique program that no other state has attempted to do.  New Jersey proponents also want to expunge the records of thousands of people previously convicted of drug possession charges.

See the article in the New

Is the War on Drugs Over??

Here in the Twin Cities, the local U.S. Attorney, B. Todd Jones, has announced that his office will decrease its prosecution of drug offenses and, instead, focus on more complex, white-collar crime.  Does this mean an end to the War on Drugs?  See the article at:

Started in the 1970’s, the War on Drugs spawned a huge …

War on Drugs–Busted, Part II

Watch for my new book, Fallout, coming out June 1!!!

In my last post, I recommended travel book writer Rick Steves’ new book called, Travel as a Political Act.  Among other great insights that he’s learned from his travels throughout Europe, he has a chapter on a common problem for both the U.S. and Europe: drugs.

War on Drugs–Busted!

Last week, I heard the travel writer and guide, Rick Steves, speak in Minneapolis.  Among other great insights that he mentioned, he promoted his new book, Travel as a Political Act.

I bought it, read it, and highly recommend it.  In one of his chapters, he writes about the different approach Europe takes (generally) from the …

Empty the Prisons!!

I recently blogged about the sky-rocketing population in our nation’s prisons, reminding people that the United States imprisons more people that even Russia and Iran. Check out the article in The Economist at

There are two reasons for this surge in prison population and the resulting surge in costs to the government for housing all these people.…