Best of the Left Podcast : (2011/08/27) The Great Failing (Drug War)

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Edition #522

The Great Failing

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Act 1: War on Drugs Keeps Failing, Countries Try Decriminalization - David Pakman Air Date: 6-7-11

Song 1: Gimme Sympathy -Metric

Act 2: Report War On Drugs Wastes Billions In Mexico - Young Turks

Song 2: Anti-Hu - Pinback

Act 3: Columbian Bio-Engineers Create Gun-And-Drugs Tree - The Onion

Song 3: The bleeding heart show - The New Pornographers

Act 4: Portugal Treats Addicts, Does not Punish Them - Le Show Air Date: 07-17-11

Song 4: Brain Stew - Green Day

Act 5: War on Drugs Keeps Failing While Portuguese Drug Decriminalization Works - David Pakman Air Date: 7-19-11

Song 5: Opportunities - Pet Shop Boys

Act 6: Medical Benefits Of Marijuana - National Cancer Institute - Young Turks Air Date: 3-28-11

Song 6: Failure by design - Brand New

Act 7: The war on cold medicine isn't working - Jim Hightower

Song 7: Moment Of Tranquillity - Apoptygma Berzerk

Act 8: Corporations growing Cannabis for their needs, while you cannot - Majority Report Air Date: 06-13-11

Song 8: This is why we fight - The Decemberists

Act 9: Florida's Outrageous and Unconstitutional Welfare Drug-Testing Law - The Progressive

Song 9: Lighting myself on fire - Jukebox The Ghost

Act 10: Drugs Now Legal If User Is Employed - The Onion

Song 10: Smile like you mean it - The Killers

Act 11: Drug Use Rising - Pot, Meth & Ecstasy - Young Turks

Song 11: Try not to breathe - R.E.M.

Act 12: A Former Crack Kingpin On The Economics Of Illegal Drugs - NPR

Song 12: Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Act 13: Drugs And Taxes - Mumia Abu-Jamal

Song 13: Wavin' Flag - K'naan

Act 14: Senior Moment - Pot Smoking Seniors - Colbert Report

Song 14: Old man - Neil Young

Act 15: End The Failed War On Drugs - Young Turks


The need for campaign finance reform - Beth from New Brunswick, NJ

Thoughts on progressive messaging - Mike from Rochester, NY

Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Turtle (Bonobo Remix) - Pilote

Ghostwriter - RjD2

Final comments on summery of excersized pro-meat-consumption voicemailer

Bonus Voicemails:

Getting smarter about food choices - Ken in Chicagoland

Guy who looks into the eyes of animals before killing them is a lunatic - Oni from Japan

Lesson on morals across countries regarding food choices - Michael From Glenn Bernie

Considering the condition of the workers in factory farms - Ashley from Syracuse, NY

Bonus iPhone/iPod Touch App Content:

More Blacks In Prison Than Slaves In 1850 - Young Turks

Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson

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