El Chapo and the Secret History of the Heroin Crisis

If you wonder why America is in the grips of a heroin epidemic that kills two hundred people a week, take a hard look at the legalization of pot, which destroyed the profits of the Mexican cartels. via Pocket
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A Mexican cartel teamed up with local police in a border town close to Texas and killed hundreds of people, a report revealed Sunday. : worldnews

A Mexican cartel teamed up with local police in a border town close to Texas and killed hundreds of people, a report revealed Sunday. (dailycaller.com)submitted 4 months ago by loading… via Pocket
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Process vs. Product: Why the Dems Keep Losing | Roger’s Rules

In her much-read New York Times column “Donald Skunks the Democrats,” Maureen Dowd skates quite close to the truth before swerving off into mendacious Timesland fantasy. via Pocket
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Paper ballots are hack-proof. It’s time to bring them back.

I’ve been talking about the importance of protecting against voting-machine hacks since 2002. And now, finally, people are starting to take me seriously. The move to paperless voting started in response to the Florida “hanging chad” fiasco in the 2000 presidential election. via Pocket
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Taking Trump voters’ concerns seriously means listening to what they’re actually saying – Vox

Donald Trump’s supporters deserve to have their concerns taken seriously. If the media and commentators in 2016 can agree on nothing else, it’s this. It’s a bit of an odd meme. via Pocket
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Want to Know if the Election was Hacked? Look at the Ballots

You may have read at NYMag that I’ve been in discussions with the Clinton campaign about whether it might wish to seek recounts in critical states. via Pocket
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They’re Wrong About Everything

Events are turning me into a radical skeptic. I no longer believe what I read, unless what I am reading is an empirically verifiable account of the past. I no longer have confidence in polls, because it has become impossible to separate the signal from the noise. via Pocket
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