Monday, December 21, 2009

Another blow against the "War on Drugs"

Needle exchange programs are no longer banned from receiving federal funds. I understand a lot of peoples' frustration that Obama is taking issues like this and dismantling the Bushian security state very slowly, but there has been slow and steady but real, if low-key. And, frankly, I'm not sure there's any other way he can take them.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.