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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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‘America’s Best Idea’ Meets One Of Its Worst

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BY FROMA HARROP The Ken Burns series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea got me thinking about one of America’s worst ideas, the war on drugs. Particularly ill-conceived is the crusade against marijuana. That bad idea is now threatening the good idea, as Mexican drug cartels – hampered by a tighter border – swarm over […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.