Authorities in North Carolina seized 929 gallons of moonshine on Wednesday. That is 118 912 fluid ounces of liquor taken off our city streets. They also seized a large amount of sugar. The clandestine moonshine lab has been shut down.
President Obama won the Nobel peace prize. Let's hope he ends the drug war.
A journalist who embedded with the Colombian military says the guerilla war in that country is not winnable. He makes the statement around the five minute mark of this CNN video. The entire ten minute segment is quite interesting as it focuses on the global drug war (hat tip to CAP).
This is off-topic, but libertarians will enjoy it: a Canadian team (who are also fans of the LEAP blog) has entered a worldwide video contest organized by the Fraser Institute. The topic is, "What is the Appropriate Role of Government in the Economy?" Here is their video on YouTube.
Australian journliast Alan Howe has a column about Elvis Presley, Norm Stamper and drug policy.