| Apr 10, 2010
As a reminder of how much his life has changed, Rabbi Mark Borovitz wore a starched blue prisoner's shirt.
He reveled in the symbolism, stroking his beard, dancing a jig, smiling broadly. Then, from a low stage in a well-lit sanctuary, he looked out at...
| Oct 30, 2008
Today's question: Would Proposition 5 make it too easy to escape punishment in cases where the offenses were only vaguely connected to drugs? Steve Cooley and Alex Kreit debate Proposition 5.
A public safety disaster Point: Steve Cooley
| Apr 23, 2008
Today, Sullum and Stimson discuss past drug use by successful political leaders. Previously, they compared drug legalization and decriminalization and debated the federal government's authority to raid local marijuana dispensaries. Later in the week,...
| Oct 31, 2008
Today's question: California's prisons and jails are chronically overcrowded; how much of that is related to drug offenses? How much prison and jail overcrowding, if any, would be relieved by Proposition 5? Previously, Kreit and Cooley debated whether...
| Dec 2, 2008
The Times' Nov. 10 article on lengthening drug-addiction treatment presents a thoughtful report on substance-abuse programs that extend past the 30-day norm. The article relies on studies and interviews with treatment providers who explain that longer-...
| Apr 25, 2008
Today, Sullum and Stimson present their own frameworks for substance control laws in the U.S. Previously, they compared drug legalization and decriminalization, debated the federal government's authority to raid local marijuana dispensaries, discussed...
| Apr 2, 2009
For more than 30 years, New York's draconian drug laws have been among the toughest in the nation, requiring sentences of 15 years to life even for nonviolent first-time offenders. Worse, New York's early example was followed by states across the country,...
| Jan 27, 2009
View from Compton
Re “A new birth of hope,” Jan. 23
I wonder how many black and brown boys or men who are not "gangsters" undergo the same humiliating experience of being patted down.
There's much in this article I don't understand, such as...
| Jun 2, 2008
Yves Saint Laurent, the French fashion designer who created a bold new dress code for women during the feminist revolution of the 1970s and helped launch the era of the celebrity designer with his jet-set lifestyle, died Sunday at 71.
The designer died...
| Aug 29, 2009
The celebrity disc jockey and Los Angeles club owner known as DJ AM was found dead in a New York City apartment Friday afternoon, his publicist Jenni Weinman said in a statement.
"The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for...
| May 18, 2008
A Riverside County psychiatrist who drove a Corvette and lived in a gated community allegedly wrote prescriptions in the lobby of his fitness club and outside restaurants for $100 each.
More than $1 million was stashed in luggage at the house of an...