Defense Bill Targets Wallets of Rogue States, Terrorists

Illicit finance measure would close loophole exploited by China, Iran, cartels, and terrorists

U.S. CapitolCongress is weighing new disclosure laws to close a financial loophole that has been exploited by the United States' enemies to fund terrorist and trafficking operations.

Biden Drug Team Ices Out Pro-Legalization Progressives

Pres. elect pivots from pro-drug play for votes during election

Joe BidenThe team slated to lead Joe Biden's transition at a top drug agency is devoid of representatives of progressive drug policy organizations, a departure from the president-elect's conciliatory stance on the campaign trail.

Former Mexican Defense Minister Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Mexico’s former minister of defense, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, was arrested Thursday night on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering, making him the highest-ranking official in Mexican history to be arrested on such charges, the New York Times reported Friday.

Review: ‘Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism’ by Anne Case and Angus Deaton

heroin opioidsAmericans, you may have heard, are dying "deaths of despair": suicides, drug overdoses, and alcoholic liver disease that are together driving down the nation's life expectancy. The concept has been bandied about since it was coined by a pair of Princeton economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton. After five years, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism is the pair's book-length offering on what they believe is driving the crisis.