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Hoffman's death Shows why War on Drugs Doesn't Work

We have now had a few days to reflect on and gather the facts about the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, which looks to have been caused by a drug overdose involving heroin and prescription drugs. When one truly considers all the facts and possible alternatives, it’s clear that Hoffman’s death actually proves why the War on Drugs is

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Remember when Chase's Community Giving contest disqualified SSDP?

Last Saturday night, NBC aired a JPMorgan Chase-financed television show described as a cross between an award show and a corporate advertisement.  Filled with celebrity appearances, musical numbers, and many reminders that the show was “presented by Chase”, the two-hour show/commercial hybrid touted Chase’s Community Giving program. The program allows users to vote on Facebook for local charities to win donations from

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President Jimmy Carter Rips the Drug War

In an op-ed with the New York Times, former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter has come out strongly in opposition to the war on drugs and in favor of the recommendations put forward by the Global Commission on Drug Policy in this recent report. Check out the above clip from The Last Word with Lawerence O’Donnel that features

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