Ted Galen Carpenter of the Cato Institute explains how and why the much-vaunted $3.3 billion Plan Colombia has failed in stemming the floods of white powder in the U.S., through a combination of factors such as shifting areas of cultivation to other countries, increased efficiency on the part of traffickers, and continued endemic links between the drug dealers and Colombia's government. Of course, this war is hopeless. Of course, drug czar John Walters insists we must stay the course. And, perhaps in response to reactions like Carpenter's to his announcement last week while in Mexico City that "We have not yet seen in all these efforts what we're hoping for on the supply side, which is a reduction in availability," he contradicted himself on that point this week. But failure and success are all the same for futile government programs–either are a good excuse for more money.
The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris' Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water
At a time when legacy publications are increasingly seen as playing for one political "team" or the other, this type of editorial decision will not do anything to fix that perception.
California Preservationists Sue To Overturn Law That Requires Property Owners Consent To Having Their Homes Landmarked
The lawsuit from three Orange County preservation groups argues that supposedly historic buildings should be afforded the same environmental protections as "air, water, and forests."
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