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Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford only person in U.S. Senate race with experience

ATLANTA - Of the three candidates running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia this fall, only one has ever held public office, Amanda Swafford.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-11
Eye militarized police

...make these items necessary in foreign war theaters.The excuse for their acquisition in America was to prosecute the war on drugs. To not question their possession and use is a symptom of citizenship in lethargy.So, America, while you clutter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-02/eye-militarized-police
Conservatives are "anti-science"? Let's talk about that

...we keep telling Congress that we're solving this terrible problem. We've played a less than honorable role in the war on drugs." Does science influence public policy and politics, or is it the other way around? Some might say it's a little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-07-12/conservati
Drug war is pointless

...fact that's apparently not realized: Making drugs illegal does little to control the supply or the consumption. The war on drugs is pointless, and it costs us a ton of money.There's also a bigger issue at hand here, and that's the issue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-18/drug-war-pointless
Give Libertarians a chance

...had a number of Republican conservatives in office, and they've all overspent.Then you've got issues such as the war on drugs, which is a total failure. Twenty-five percent of all incarcerations in this country are for nonviolent drug offenses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-04-26/give-libertarians-chance
The two sides of freedom

...troubling number of stories emerging, too, of police actions of questionable constitutionality, especially where the war on drugs is concerned.Obamacare alone may be the government's biggest power grab in U.S. history, forcing us to buy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-07-17/two-sides-freedom
Don't give up the struggle

...them.The hysteria surrounding the war on drugs leads authorities to bust down...international cooperation."In short, the war on drugs.The truth is, we just don't...police-state actions that come with the war on drugs, and they need to be reined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-08-07/dont-give-struggle
Ed Koch, former NY mayor, dies

NEW YORK - Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued New York City, died Friday. He was 88.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2013-02-01/ed-koch-former-ny-mayor-di
Hard-earned money wasted

Taxing them tends to shrink the economy, and is not the way to grow the economy.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-07-17/hard-earned-money-wasted
Irrelevant Iowa?

...his era.Yet, his views on illegal drugs and foreign policy are extreme in the extreme. He has said he would end the war on drugs ? presumably legalizing them ? and pardon all nonviolent drug offenders in prison. And while we appreciate his anti-war...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-12-22/irrelevant-iowa