American life expectancy declined again last year according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adding up to the worst four-year decline since 1915-1918, when mortality rates were driven by the infamous meat grinder of World War One and a deadly flu pandemic.
The left is shrieking about President Donald Trump committing “war crimes” at the border by using tear gas to disperse a mob of violent migrants, while the media try very hard to keep anyone from remembering the sainted Barack Obama repeatedly did the same thing. All of these hysterics are curiously silent about the real chemical weapons attack perpetrated at the U.S. border: the fentanyl epidemic.
Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) over the summer suggest the rate of drug overdose deaths is declining or at least has “begun to plateau,” as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar put it last week.
The Dark Wire’s eye-opening new documentary, Not in Vein, illustrates how Mexican drug cartels utilize the porous border with America to their advantage, making billions of dollars and killing Americans at record rates in the process. The documentary provides a powerful testimonial to securing the southern border to combat the opioid crisis.
It would be excessive to call the opioid crisis an orchestrated conspiracy, but it certainly does have aspects of a manufactured crisis: a problem created by politicians and then exploited by them to advance various agendas. Loose borders created the problem by allowing a tidal wave of deadly street drugs into the United States. Politicians are using the resulting crisis to attack the pharmaceutical industry and the criminal justice system. We could end up releasing an enormous number of criminals from prison because the drug epidemic put too many people in jail.
The unprecedented air campaign against the Taliban’s opium and heroin trade, seen as the group’s primary economic engine and worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the narco-jihadis, has failed to meet to expectations according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report on Wednesday.
The Chinese communist regime launched a campaign against illicit drug trafficking Thursday, led by Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s demand Tuesday that authorities create “a path with Chinese characteristics to contain drug-related problems and win the war on drugs in the new era.”
Population Research Institute President Steven Mosher, author of Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream Is the New Threat to World Order, discussed China’s role in the opioid epidemic on Breitbart News Sunday with SiriusXM host Amanda House.
Christina Hagan (R), who is running in Ohio’s 16th district against the Republican establishment, calls it “ludicrous” that the United States continues to send millions in foreign aid to Mexico while Mexican drug cartels traffic the vast majority of heroin into the U.S.
More studies of the opioid crisis are stressing that prescription painkillers are not the driving force behind increased drug abuse and overdose deaths, contrary to a hardening media and political consensus that doctors and drug companies are the primary villains of the opioid saga.
John Walters, head of the George W. Bush White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and COO of the conservative Hudson Institute, gave his thoughts on the opioid crises and President Donald Trump’s plan to tackle it on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily with Deputy Political Editor Amanda House.
A Maryland judge sentenced a mother whose baby was born addicted to heroin to 30 years in prison for the death of her son on Monday. The newborn boy suffered a traumatic brain injury, had rarely been fed during his nine days of life, and was most likely born addicted to heroin.
The U.S. Department of Justice is targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors who use false, deceptive, or unfair marketing to promote dangerously addictive drugs. The DOJ intends to recover the costs of treatment and providing for the public’s safety. The Justice Department will also be filing a Statement of Interest in a lawsuit that includes hundreds of plaintiffs against the drug’s manufacturers and distributors.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee released a report in mid-January that received surprisingly little media attention despite its provocative assertion that Obamacare, and particularly its enormous expansion of Medicaid, is a driving force behind the opioid epidemic.
The United States is currently spending an estimated $45 billion annually on the more than 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, nearly half what the American government spent during the peak of the conflict in 2011, according to a top Pentagon official.
During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) pushed for an agreement that would increase spending to combat the opioid crisis by $25 billion. Transcript (via FedNews) as Follows: “Greg Drugan was a young man from Derry, New Hampshire
The headline in the November 19 Wall Street Journal put the matter plainly: There are “Two Americas.” One America that gains from globalization, and another much larger America that loses from globalization. And as we now know, this cleaving of the nation is not just a matter of economics, it’s also a matter of life and death.