More Screening, More Monitoring: Does John Walters Think He's Running the NSA?


The Bush administration's latest National Drug Control Strategy was unveiled today in Denver, possibly because voters there recently approved a (mainly symbolic) initiative to decriminalize marijuana, an effort reformers plan to take statewide this fall. Drug czar John Walters seems intent on getting almost every American tested for drugs, either as an employee or as a student. His office also continues to push prescription drug monitoring programs, which hold the promise of making doctors even more reluctant to treat pain.