The War on Drugs

El Chapo

El Chapo’s trial is revealing the futility of the war on drugs

The kingpins keep getting killed or captured, and the drug shipments keep getting busted. But nothing changes.
Keegan Hamilton
El Chapo

Felipe Calderón has no regrets about his bloody war against Mexico’s cartels

We spoke with the former Mexican president about El Chapo, the drug war, and killing kingpins.
Keegan Hamilton
The War on Drugs

There’s No Rational Way to Justify America’s Drug Laws

People assume a medical committee sat down to consider which recreational drugs were the safest and least addictive, and this wise group decided alcohol and tobacco should be legal, while marijuana and everything else shouldn't. That's not what happened.
Maia Szalavitz

The US Opioid Crisis Started in India

How India's historical role in the global opiate trade contributed to a crisis in the United States.
Benjamin Siegel
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 9 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New albums from Lil Uzi Vert, Action Bronson, and Queens of the Stone Age top our list after a busy week of releases.
Noisey Staff

Hey, Adam Granduciel, What’s Your Secret?

With new album ‘A Deeper Understanding’ The War on Drugs' frontman has become a master of riding out his anxiety.
Kevin EG Perry
New music

Stream The War on Drugs' New Album Now and Go On a Road Trip in Your Mind

'A Deeper Understanding' is streaming from the band's website for 24 hours.
Phil Witmer
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch The War On Drugs Play "Pain" on 'Kimmel'

'A Deeper Understanding' is out August 25.
Noisey Staff
Impact Health

The War on Drugs Has Always Been a Big Waste of Money

As beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushes for mandatory minimum sentencing for low-level drug offenses, we crunch some decade-spanning numbers.
Kimberly Lawson
The Rundown

Skinny or Not, GOP Health Care Effort Fails to Squeeze by the Senate

Your daily guide to what’s working what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
Noisey News

The War On Drugs Channel Springsteen with “Holding On,” Announce New LP

'A Deeper Understanding,' the follow-up to 2014's 'Lost In The Dream,' is out August 25.
Alex Robert Ross
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Yes, Jeff Sessions Is Ramping Up the War on Drugs, Again

The attorney general told federal prosecutors to hit defendants with the harshest possible charges in a total reversal of policy under Obama.
Drew Schwartz