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FROM John Spillane
Proposition 5 Proposition 5 promises treatment instead of incarceration for kids with drug problems and non-violent drug criminals. Parolees and prisoners would get treatment too. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst says the treatment programs would cost a billion dollars a year while saving at least that amount on jails and prisons.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.