All of that said, a Republican governor, a leading (at least as of a couple weeks ago) candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, and a former federal prosecutor just uttered the phrase “We will end the failed war on drugs” in an inaugural speech. And he did it while still in office. That seems pretty significant. His wording—”we will make drug treatment available” for non-violent offenders—also at least hints at a shift from his prior policy of making treatment mandatory. I guess we’ll soon see if it’s just rhetoric, or represents a real break in policy.
Democracy Dies in Darkness
Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:24 p.m. UTC