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“The five-year White House drug pol­icy em­pha­sizes pre­ven­tion and treat­ment, but it could do even more. … Over­all, it still spends about twothirds of its bud­get on en­force­ment and one-third on pre­ven­tion and treat­ment. The govern­ment can, and should, con­tinue its war on drugs, and keep tip­ping the bal­ance to­ward greater pre­ven­tion and treat­ment (young peo­ple who make it to age 21 with­out de­vel­op­ing an ad­dic­tion are un­likely to de­velop one af­ter that age).”

—Chris­tian Sci­ence Monitor “The num­ber of states jointly su­ing to over­turn the new health­care re­form law on con­sti­tu­tional grounds swelled to 20 last week. It is the lat­est ex­am­ple of con­ser­va­tives’ de­ter­mi­na­tion to thwart re­forms that will do enor­mous good—and the lat­est re­minder that politi­cians will con­tinue to pos­ture and dem­a­gogue the is­sue through the Novem­ber elec­tions and be­yond. … We be­lieve the re­form law has been care­fully framed to stay within con­sti­tu­tional bounds. We are cer­tain it will con­trib­ute to the nation’s over­all wel­fare by cov­er­ing tens of mil­lions of unin­sured Amer­i­cans and tak­ing steps to im­prove the qual­ity and lower the cost of med­i­cal care.”

—New York Times

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