Colby Cosh has a column in the National Post today about drug policy. He examines the U.S. government reaction (or lack of it) to decriminalization in Mexico, and the recent court ruling in Argentina:
"Say, are we still having that debate over whether the United States constitutes an empire? I remember the idea seeming controversial a few years back. In 2009, the whole idea of disagreeing with it seems quaint. But maybe things will look different in a few more years. Empires do not rise and fall monotonically; they expand and contract, relax and relent. In an extraordinary turn of events, Caesar has temporarily turned a blind eye to the policing of morals in the provinces, allowing startling drug reforms in two major "partner" states."
Read the full column here.