Drugs Archives

[clearspring_widget title=”Saturday Night Live – Really?!?: Michael Phelps” wid=”4727a250e66f9723″ pid=”498f1c9a166f18b0″ width=”384″ height=”283″ domain=”widgets.nbc.com”] Also, if marijuana is so harmful, why does U.S.A. Swimming not test swimmers for smoking pot when they’re not in training? And I certainly hope people like George Vecsey, who wrote that Phelps should have been punished by Kellogg and the committee Read More

This depressing graph comes from a Northeastern University report released today, which as the Wall Street Journal explains, shows a marked increase in the number of African-American teens who were the victims of violent crime: Murders of African-American teenagers have risen 39% since 2000 and 2001, according to a report due out Monday. Homicides in Read More

Burns, Simon, Pelecanos. Um, how many ways does this essay fall into our bailiwick? So how come we missed it? David Simon, Ed Burns, and George Pelecanos launched a salvo at America’s misbegotten drug policy, penning an essay in Time asking people serving on juries to vote to acquit any suspect charged with a nonviolent Read More

New York City’s record low murder rate in 2007 should help bolster its rep as the safest big city in the country — something that would have been imaginable in 1990, when the city caught over 2,200 (!) bodies. Chris Mitchell of New York magazine poses a provocative theoretical question: what would it take to Read More