SPIES LIKE US
ICE Wants to Be an Intelligence Agency Under Trump
Immigration enforcers have tried for years to get access to spy agency secrets. Civil libertarians call the prospect ‘frankly terrifying’—and a lot more realistic under Trump.
Guvs to Trump: Chill Out on the Weed
When it comes to marijuana policy, Republican governors are stuck between a rock and a green place.
NO EASY WAY OUT
‘Opioid Cure’ Kratom Ruins Lives, Too
A battle is brewing over the botanical substance known as kratom. Users say it’s safer than opiates, while critics call it just as dangerous.
Heroin Dealer Linked to 180 Overdoses
Fentanyl is so powerful that a batch of heroin cut with it landed dozens in serious condition and at least one in the morgue in Ohio and Kentucky.
The DEA Just Blew It on Pot
The federal government had a big chance, but wouldn’t budge on moving marijuana away from Schedule I. It did, however, bend a bit on research.
How the DEA Got A Cartel Queen to Flip
After leaving her life laundering money for top cartel leaders, Pilar found herself running out of funds necessary to keep up her luxurious lifestyle—and then the DEA came knocking.
DEA Wants Inside Your Medical Records
The feds are fighting to look at millions of private files without a warrant, including those of two transgender men who are taking testosterone.