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Tagged with: War on Drugs

Unpacking the political framing of the Board of Education elections

What is 'performative politics' anyway, and why do the conservatives keep talking about it?

SF mayor and DA call for a return to the failed War on Drugs

In a stunning press conference, top officials demand more arrests, more jail time, and more cops to address the overdose crisis. That has never worked.

Gavin Newsom cares more about his political future than people dying of drug overdoses

The only reason he vetoed a life-saving bill: He wants to run for president. Why are we surprised?

SF DA seeks return to the failed approach of the War on Drugs

A new crackdown on small-time dealers makes no sense—and it can't possibly work.

The Boudin recall is entirely based on local media mythology. They should own it.

The "crime wave." The "unsafe city." There's no reality here—but it's creating a dangerous political narrative, with the SF cops the big winners.

Support this salve: Bay Remedies heals with Black-and-queer-owned cannabis

"Our relationship with cannabis was shaped by activists like Denis Peron and Brownie Mary," says co-founder John Xavier.

Breed’s Tenderloin crackdown goes to the supes in high-stakes vote

What is the mayor's actual plan for a neighborhood in crisis, other than more cops? It's hard to figure that out.

Judge rejects plan to ban people with drug arrests from the Tenderloin

Why are we still fighting the failed War on Drugs in 2021?

Women of color are not puzzled by the Atlanta killer’s motivation

Racism? Misogyny? Easy access to guns? It’s not one or the other. It’s all of the above.

Books: ‘Drug Use for Grown-Ups’— everything we think about illegal drugs is wrong

Carl L. Hart's book dismantles anti-drug propaganda, prodding an honest dialogue about prohibition and addiction.