National Review and Prop 19


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar North says:

    Yeah, considering that conservatism is the stronghold of pot prohibition I dare say Sullivan should just be thanking his lucky stars that NRO is sitting mute on the issue rather than issuing a broadside against the proposition. Expecting them to embrace a proposition that many of their base dislikes seems a bridge too far.
    Besides, that’s how most of these kinds of things are won. Not in triumphant conversions and mea culpas but in the silent (sometimes sullen) acquiescence of the former opponents.Report

    • Avatar cfpete in reply to North says:

      Brown was in Monterey on Tuesday to speak at the California District Attorneys Association Conference, and said legalizing marijuana would open the flood gates for the ruthless and deadly Mexican drug cartels.

      “Every year we get more and more marijuana and every year we find more guys with AK-47?s coming out of Mexico going into forests and growing more and more dangerous and losing control,” Brown said
      Your precious democratic party is full of drug warriors from Obama to Biden to Rangel to Boxer…..etc……add Conway to that.
      Some of our “best” drug laws were written by democrats.Report

      • Avatar Max in reply to cfpete says:

        @cfpete, At every level of government it is much easier to move Democrats than Republicans on the issue. Democrats are still way behind the curve from a common sense perspective, but barring a hostile takeover of the GOP by libertarian leaning conservatives, Dems are the anti-prohibition party of the future.Report

    • Avatar Jay Daniel in reply to North says:

      a portion of the conservative base may be the last stronghold of prohibition. But NR has been pro-legalization since the 70s, and despite Sullivan’s allegations, remains so. The current editor recently restated the magazine’s support for marijuana legalization. There may be some posters on The Corner who oppose legalization, but both the official editorial position and the majority of the writers are pro.Report

  2. Avatar Walt says:

    Now, more than ever, I wish I had some weed.Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Might Sully mean the dead-tree version? That’s what “today’s” implies to me, anyway.Report