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Archive for March 10th, 2008

Here is a link to an article by Christina Sommers in which she talks about gender politics, affirmative action in higher education and recent, extremely worrying developments. Read the whole article, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

(Link via The Volokh conspiracy)

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“I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.”

Barack Obama, 2002, opposing the impending war in Iraq.

Update: Read the full text of this extraordinary speech here.

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As dumb wars go, this is the dumbest of them all. It involves more money than is spent on food programs, science or technology. It arrests about two million people (that’s almost 1 percent of the population) every year, most of them small users. It is responsible for about a quarter of the current inmate population in the United States. And remarkably, it has nothing to show for it, except that it has driven a business – that would have been perfectly controlled and safe if it were legitimate – underground, into the abyss of gang violence, disease and decay.

One day, people will look back at the most ill-conceived, wasteful, senseless and fruitless program in the history of civilization, and wonder- WHY?

Till then, there is the drug clock to remind us of the costs that the War on Drugs drug-users entails.

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