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mikesilvia
08-29-2012, 12:00 AM
Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. Now we lock up more of our people than any other country -- more even than the authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.A war on drugs -- on people, that is -- is unworthy of a country that claims to be free.Unfortunately, this outrage probably won't be discussed in Tampa or Charlotte.The media (including Fox News) run frightening stories about Mexican cocaine cartels and marijuana gangs. Few of my colleagues stop to think that this is a consequence of...

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