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Issue: The End of the War on Drugs

Issue number: 6

Hawks are lobbying hard for a gasoline embargo against Iran. Too bad such a sanction just won't work. Read more

Departments

Strategic and economic dialogue? Forget it, Hillary -- it's China. Read more

Departments

The health-care debate has been overwhelmed by grumbling resistance. Too bad the complaints are largely groundless. Read more

Departments

The increase in the federal minimum wage helps women -- but not nearly enough. Read more

Departments

The authors of Womenomics are telling employees to demand work-life balance -- or else! But in a bleak economic climate, most women workers lack real bargaining power. Read more

Departments

The philandering former D.C. mayor leads a crusade against gay marriage. Read more

Departments

Departments

Sub-prime lending was racially targeted and demolished decades of progress made by America's most diligent and striving people of color. How will America make amends? Read more

Special Report

The policing of the financial system can't just be left to bureaucrats. Properly designed, regulation can be a community-organizing strategy. Read more

Special Report

Our financial system needs to work for consumers at all income levels. A guide to the crisis, its causes, and cures. Read more

Special Report

Corporate social responsibility is a worthy goal, but it's no substitute for regulation, subsidy, and government sponsorship of social institutions. Read more

Special Report

Homeownership rates and CRA enforcement soared in the 1990s, but sub-prime came later. CRA shouldn't be the scapegoat for the housing meltdown. Read more

Housing and Transportation

How do we build the road from predatory lending to good financial services for all Americans? Read more

Special Report

What will it take to resume credit flows to low- and moderate-income neighborhoods? Read more

Special Report

Community-development banks show what financial institutions can do when they have the right motivation and the right mission. Read more

Special Report

CRA has created a cadre of community-friendly bankers. It's time to bring reinvestment policy into the 21st century. Read more

Special Report

We need to regulate to assure that loans work -- and stop the loans that work people over. Read more

Special Report

The case for a new agency to put the needs of consumers first Read more

Special Report

American history is a series of clashes between personal freedom and societal order. Politics may be what holds us together. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

South of the border, where drug violence has taken a serious toll, lawmakers are weighing their decriminalization options. Read more

Features