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  1. war on drugs
    No, Fentanyl Isn’t a Weapon of Mass DestructionThe Trump administration is considering classifying fentanyl as a WMD – a move that has nothing to do with science and everything to do with politics.
  2. 2020 elections
    Biden’s Baggage Could Be a Heavy Lift in 2020Problems with Biden’s record go far beyond the 1994 crime bill and Anita Hill. His longevity in politics is a treasure trove for his foes.
  3. attorney general
    Bush AG William Barr, a Law-and-Order Conservative, Favorite to Succeed SessionsBarr seems to share a number of Trump perspectives related to the Mueller investigation, but he’s best known as a big fan of mass incarceration.
  4. bipartisanship
    Republicans and Democrats Can Agree. Mass Incarceration Is Proof.Trump is being hailed for unifying Republicans and Democrats around criminal justice. But the parties have rarely been that divided on this issue.
  5. Trump’s Anti-Drug PSAs Inspired by ‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs’The White House is set to warn kids against opioid use with the same scare tactics that were tried in the ’80s.
  6. Can Kushner’s Patchy Prison-Reform Bill Survive the Senate?A House-passed bill backed by the Trump administration at the behest of Jared Kushner could succumb to bipartisan crossfire in the Senate.
  7. Trump Opioids Plan to Include Good Ideas — Also, Executing Drug DealersThe president’s long-awaited plan (reportedly) includes evidence-based reforms — and the death penalty for drug dealers.
  8. war on drugs
    Trump’s Plan to Solve the Opioid Crisis Might Involve Executing Drug DealersHe praises brutal policies in Singapore and the Philippines, and would reportedly love to replicate them — but he’ll settle for harsher sentences.
  9. the opioid epidemic
    Americans Invented Modern Life. Now We’re Using Opioids to Escape It.The scale and darkness of this epidemic is a sign of a civilization in a more acute crisis than we knew.
  10. war on drugs
    Trump Had a 24-Year-Old Former Campaign Staffer Serving As Deputy Drug CzarHe held one of the most important spots at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is coordinating the response to the opioid epidemic.
  11. Jeff Sessions Wants to Go After Medical MarijuanaDespite a Trump pledge to respect state decisions, the attorney general wants to restart the War on Drugs.
  12. Sessions Takes First Big Step Toward Bringing Back the War on DrugsHaving fought criminal-justice reform for years, the attorney general is now demanding maximum sentences for low-level drug offenders.
  13. California Is Wondering If Trump and Sessions Will Relaunch the War on DrugsAn anti-drug administration in D.C. may soon collide with a huge constituency for legal cannabis. Something’s gotta give.
  14. Obama Says Marijuana Should Be Treated Like AlcoholBut he is resigned to letting the federal government keep treating it like heroin.
  15. Will the Trump Administration Launch a Civil War Over Legal Weed?Trump’s pick for attorney general is America’s leading opponent of legal pot. Will Jeff Sessions enforce federal prohibition or honor states’ rights?
  16. Americans Are Smoking a Lot More Weed, But It’s Totally ChillThe number of Americans who use marijuana is going up — but the number who abuse the drug is going down.
  17. Arresting Fentanyl Users Won’t Accomplish Anything GoodA new law proposed by a senator from an opioid-ravaged state could repeat some of the tragic mistakes of the past.
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