Tag: El Chapo

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Did Decriminalizing Pot Cause the Heroin Crisis?


ap070120018687Let me say at the outset that I’m dubious. But Don Winslow makes an interesting case in 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. How did they respond to a major loss in revenue? Like any company, they created an irresistible new product and flooded the market. The scariest part: this might not have happened with El Chapo in charge.


Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Tales of Adventure and Derring-do Featuring the Useful Yanqui Sean Penn


guzman-pennIf I had to guess, Sean Penn spends much of his day dreaming up schemes designed to increase the odds that the first paragraph of his eventual obituary doesn’t mention Madonna.

How else to explain his frequent Maileresque international escapades? These carefully choreographed set pieces almost always end with Sean’s leathery mug plastered across the front pages — and his left-wing street cred soaring.