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The Breach: Trump’s New Drug Czar Will Make Things Worse

This month, the White House leaked that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa) was in the final stages of vetting to become the nation’s Drug Czar. Marino’s record as a prosecutor and legislator is in line with the punitive approach Donald Trump has promised to tackling illicit drugs. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree explains why a border wall won’t stop drugs from coming into the country and why our most pressing drug problem, the opioid overdose crisis, was caused by the very prohibition-oriented drug policies that Trump favors.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) now plans to veto a pro-choice bill—even though he has donated to Planned Parenthood and claimed to support reproductive rights.

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