Drug Policy Alliance Blog

09/29/15
By Amanda Reiman
Every 45 seconds a life and a future is put in jeopardy. Every 45 seconds, something that 38 percent of Americans admit to doing becomes an insurmountable barrier to future success. Barriers that are not placed randomly, but... Read More

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09/28/15
By Jerry Otero
A glance at recent media coverage shows how a pervasive and virulent anti-immigrant, anti-Latino rhetoric has infused the political debate. From unfair characterizations of Latinos as drug-dealing criminals and rapists to a... Read More

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09/25/15
By Daniel Robelo
September 26 marks one year since the forcible disappearance of 43 student-teachers from the Escuela Normal Rural (rural teachers’ college) Raúl Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa, and the murder of six community... Read More

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09/25/15
By Yolande Cadore
This weekend, Pope Francis will visit the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, and it’s a big deal. Unless, you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that America jails more... Read More

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09/25/15
By Daniel Robelo
El 26 de septiembre se cumple un año de la desaparición forzada de 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa, y seis personas más. El caso de los normalistas... Read More

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09/24/15
By Joy Haviland
The use of heroin is increasing nationwide. As use rates have climbed so has the number of heroin-related overdose deaths. No matter who you ask, it’s a problem that deserves attention. Our attention should be on smart... Read More

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09/21/15
By Derek Rosenfeld
The NFL is back and I'm very excited about the upcoming season. But there is something that I have become more aware of recently that I can't help but think about while watching the game – the issue of... Read More

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09/18/15
By Jerónimo Saldaña
Esta semana, hace medio siglo, Dolores Huerta y la Unión de Campesinos (United Farm Workers, UFW) consensuaron unirse a Larry Itliong y los trabajadores filipinos para comenzar la Huelga de Uva en Delano. Su lucha... Read More

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09/17/15
By Jerónimo Saldaña
A half-century ago this week, Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers voted to join Larry Itliong and Filipino farmworkers’ in commencing the Delano Grape Strike. Their fight for justice would serve as a catalyst... Read More

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09/16/15
By Tony Newman
Tonight, round two of the GOP presidential debate will be taking place at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley California. I am fairly confident that there will be glowing tributes to President Reagan and references to... Read More

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