Those who most need to hear alternative points of view on drug policies turn a deaf ear to those most affected by them.
Regions / Mexico
Two Border Patrol killings in two weeks have thrown U.S.-Mexican relations into a tailspin.
Unlike Mexican border states where drug-fueled violence has been on the upswing, violent crime rates in U.S. states bordering Mexico have been decreasing for the last several years.
U.S.-Mexican relations might look at little different in the age of Obama, but the Bush-era priorities remain the same.
The killing of two human rights activists in Mexico is only the most recent example of Mexico's slide into lawlessness. The Mexican government, columnist Laura Carlsen argues, is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Much of the discussion and debate regarding the sad situation along the U.S.-Mexican border has been centered on analyzing drug policy and immigration laws.