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By Justice on March 14, 2009
Drug Czar post is a cabinet position no more.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 11, 2009
President Obama will name Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske as the nation’s drug czar today, ending a long search that was slowed as details of drug arrests involving Kerlikowske’s son came to light. The administration will remove the job’s Cabinet designation — reversing an elevation of the office under President George W. Bush — [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on November 19, 2008
President-elect Obama continues to name members of his new cabinet. Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle from South Dakota has been named to head up Health & Human Services. As a Senator in 2003, Daschle was the sponsor of S. 22, a sneaky way to get the unpopular “RAVE Act” through Congress after now-Vice President-elect [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on November 12, 2008
Jacob Sullum : Obama on Drugs – Townhall.com Last week, voters in Massachusetts approved a ballot initiative that eliminates criminal penalties for possessing up to an ounce of marijuana, replacing them with a $100 civil fine. Michigan, meanwhile, became the 13th state to allow the medical use of cannabis. Yet President-elect Barack Obama has retreated [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on September 9, 2008
That Queasy Feeling | Slog | The Stranger | Seattle’s Only Newspaper As former chairman for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden is the person most responsible for passing a package of laws in the mid-80s that we think of as today’s drug war. Biden presided over the mandatory-minimum sentencing guidelines that required judges to sentence [...]
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