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    U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden held a news conference to announce the U.S.-Mexico Border…

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    Q&A with Sudhir Venkatesh

    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book, Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, which was published the previous week by Penguin Press. In the book…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Ronald Welch Testimony

    Ronald Welch testified at a hearing on a government sting operation aimed at gun smugglers known as “Operation Fast and Furious.” He responded to questions about allegations…

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    Book Discussion on This Is Your Country on Drugs

    Ryan Grim talked about his book This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America (Wiley (June 22, 2009). In his book he presents a history of drug use and…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Operation Fast and Furious.” A The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran…

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    Book Discussion on Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor

    Mr. Schlosser talked about his book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market, published by Houghton Mifflin Co. 
    The book reports on…

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    Mexican Drug Cartels

    Witnesses testified about the recent violence in Mexico stemming from clashes between rival drug cartels, law enforcement responses in Mexico and the U.S. to both violence and drug…

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    Book Discussion on Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town

    Nick Reding talked about his book Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town (Bloomsbury USA (June 9, 2009). In the book he reports on methamphetamine production and addiction…

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    Book Discussion on Prohibition Gangsters

    Author and history professor Marc Mappen talked about his book, Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation about organized crime and its leaders during Prohibition in New…

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    Book Discussion on Drug War Zone

    Howard Campbell talked about his book Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez (University of Texas Press; October 15, 2009). For this book about the drug…

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    Book Discussion on Too High to Fail

    Investigative journalist Doug Fine looks at the financial benefits of legalizing cannabis, which he argues would add close to $100 billion to our economy. He showed slides during his…

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    Book Discussion on Orange Sunshine

    Nicholas Schou talks about The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a drug-smuggling hippie group that produced and distributed “Orange Sunshine” LSD in California and around the…

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    Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

    Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “Is the War on Drugs Succeeding?”

    Trevor Hughes of USA Today reported by telephone on the changes in drug laws in states, and…

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    War on Drugs

    Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that…

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    Attorney General Holder on Drug Sentencing

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and stated his endorsment for a proposal to reduce prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders. He said…

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    U.S. Customs Canine Enforcement Training

    Mr. Kervin talked about training facilities operated by the U.S. Customs Service to teach dogs to search for contraband materials. Several dog trainees were shown in the course of…

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    After Words with John McCaslin

    John McCaslin talked about his book Weed Man: The Remarkable Journey of Jimmy Divine (Thomas Nelson (May 19, 2009). John McCaslin, columnist for the Washington Times, recalls the life of…

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    U.S.- Mexico Border Violence

    Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and Justice Department officials testified about the U.S. response to increased violence along the U.S.-Mexico border in response to…

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    Public Health and Drug Use

    Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug abuse and opiate overdoses, their impact on public health and safety, and government…

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