POINT / COUNTERPOINT
Two perspectives on one of the nation's biggest debates this week.
Should Voting Standards be Federalized?
- The New York Times
Has America ever seen these voting numbers before? It depends on where you live.
When one number tells two stories.
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
- The Week
POINTS OF VIEW
Top insights and news from the intellectual leaders
who have battled it out on the Intelligence Squared stage.
- With or without the U.S., Constanze Stelzenmüller writes Germany needs to step up Europe’s defense. [Read more via Brookings Institution, Constanze's debate on the transatlantic relationship.]
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