POINT / COUNTERPOINT Two perspectives on one of the nation's biggest debates this week. Should Voting Standards be Federalized?
INTELLIGRAPHIC Has America ever seen these voting numbers before? It depends on where you live.
DOUBLE DIGITS When one number tells two stories.1 The number of states to decriminalize all drugs. Oregon made history this week, becoming the first state to fully decriminalize the possession and use of hard drugs. Should other states follow suit? Oregon’s Decriminalization Vote Might Be Biggest Step Yet to Ending War on Drugs “The fact that so few other nations have followed Portugal’s successful lead in passing all-drug decriminalization speaks to the entrenchment of the war on drugs, and the historic support for and normalization of policies that criminalize poor people of color. Yet in Oregon and beyond this election, U.S. voters have made clear that, in great numbers, people reject carceral responses to drug use.” - The Intercept
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