Some good, quiet news

Jonathan Last at the Daily Standard reports that the U.S. is “quietly” winning the drug war. According to Last:

The supply of all the major drugs is down, but at the same time, drug interdiction is up. In 1989, 533,533 kilograms of the four major drugs were seized by U.S. authorities. By 2005, the total had risen to 1.3 million kilograms.

Moreover, since 2001 “teen drug use is off nearly 19 percent. Which means that 700,000 fewer teens are using drugs today than just a few years ago.”
I wonder whether this progress would be as quiet if it were occurring under a Democratic administration.


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