War on Drugs

How Not to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The President’s Commission's interim report on the opioid crisis failed to make the leap we need: abandoning abstinence-only drug policies. Thankfully, we can look elsewhere for these lessons.

By Sarah Evans

Criminal Justice on a Hunch

In too many cases, calling civil asset forfeiture “highway robbery” is not hyperbole, and Jeff Sessions just made it worse.

By Jonathan Blanks

A Presidency Bathed in Blood

One year into President Duterte's term, the Philippines's populist moment has also been a bloody one.

By Sheila S. Coronel

The End of Global Prohibition?

There's not only a presidential election at stake tomorrow: Referendums on pot legalization could be an important step in dismantling the War on Drugs.

By Kasia Malinowska

Will Democrats Finally Align With Racial Justice?

From Johnson's "War on Drugs" to Clinton's "Third Way," the criminalization of black bodies in the postwar era has been, until recently, a decidedly bipartisan affair.

By Peniel Joseph