Rod J. Rosenstein

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Takes Hard-Line, Planning Drug Crackdown

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Takes Hard-Line, Planning Drug Crackdown

My third son, William, was born on April 28. I've spent the past month or so getting to know him (thanks, Washington Post's generous parental leave policy!), and not paying much attention to federal drug policy.

As it turns out I missed quite a bit. In the month of May alone, the Trump administration, particularly Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Justice Department, steadily ratcheted up its tough-on-crime rhetoric and put in place some policies that give that rhetoric some real-world bite.

You may have missed them, too, as many of the decisions were made with little fanfare, and all of them came amid a steady string of revelations about Russia, Paris, Comey, Kushner and even...

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