Stories by Tony Newman

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Posted on: Oct 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Jay Z, Russell Simmons, Olivia Wilde, and other luminaries want you to vote Yes in favor of Proposition 64.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

California: it's time to replace criminalization with a smarter, safer approach.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Using their influence to deal a blow to our country’s racist drug war.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This epic 10-minute video is both a history lesson and an advocacy tool.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

More people are now dying from overdose deaths than from car accidents.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

"Just say no" was a snappy catchphrase, but horrible public policy.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Some of them are talking the talk; here's what they should do if they want to walk the walk.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Fox News host is getting a lot of attention these days. Has she evolved at all on drug policy?

Posted on: Dec 24, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

Jeff Mirzanskey is free after 22 years in prison in Missouri, but Bernard Noble is still serving a 13-year sentence for two joints in Louisiana.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

60 Minutes dropped the ball by not challenging feel-good rhetoric.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

Research indicates that up to 80% of all drug cases in the U.S. may be based on information from informants.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

There are some good reasons to be optimistic.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

In years past, candidates either totally ignored the failed war on drugs and the harms of marijuana prohibition.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

A new series of videos explains the motivations behind our 'War on Drugs'

Posted on: Aug 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The HBO host hits the drug war from all angles.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Obama to address mass incarceration at NAACP convention tomorrow and become first president to visit a prison on Thursday.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Instead of the “drug-free America” promised by this disastrous war, drugs are as available as ever.

Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We need to step up our efforts, because the casualties from the war continue to mount every day.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Drug use doesn't discriminate, but the war on drug users does.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We need to drop "Just Say NO" and replace it with "Just Say Know."