This lengthy survey of the most powerful drug cartels was written in response to the capture of Chapo Guzman, the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel. My investigation revealed that Guzman's capture, while impressive, means next to nothing in the larger scheme of the violent world of cartels.
If 97% of Americans Sold Everything They Own, and Spent It on Congressional Elections, They Still Couldn't Max Out
The frightening math of the world after the Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon vs. FEC to eliminate the overall limit an individual may spend on political campaigns.
This enormous effort rallied people literally across the world to oppose an incredibly destructive policy.
With the stigma against cannabis research more or less gone, new data has come out over the last two decades debunking nearly all of the conventional wisdom that has justified marijuana prohibition. It is more clear than ever that a policy change is needed.
Explaining the results of a surprising new study.
Obama's first Attorney General has a mixed record, but probably doesn't get enough credit for the progress he oversaw.
The Federal Government is Now Growing 30x More Pot--Here's How They Got Their Arms Twisted into Doing It
The federal government is generally loathe to facilitate marijuana research, but even they are responsive to political pressure from the states.
Debunking the stickiest lies about marijuana.
The legalization of marijuana will have far-reaching consequences, but probably none bigger than the effect on the criminal justice system. A judge's ruling in Colorado is the first sign of the positive effects that legalization could have in this realm.
Cannabis is federally categorized as a Schedule I drug, meaning it is dangerous, addictive and has no medicinal use. This is in spite of the fact that around half the states in the U.S. have some kind of medical marijuana law. The Schedule I classification puts marijuana in the same category as heroin, and in a more severe category than cocaine. Eighteen members of Congress wrote to President Obama, asking him to recategorize cannabis.
While the federal government lags behind, more and more states are considering following the lead of Colorado and Washington.