Don't hold your breath: Debate on Israel, the war(s) on drug use and entrenched political parties

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Can we have an honest discussion on Israel? Stephen and Matt are at a loss for words. But never at a loss for words is Matt ranting about the failed drug policies that just keep getting worse. And when he lets Stephen get a word in edgewise, Stephen finds some interesting developments that maybe, just maybe, might be reflecting a weakening of the American two party system. But don't hold your breath.

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