“In between all these issues and the media coverage surrounding them, the administration has proven adept at getting things done on a topic that’s received much less attention.” Vox on Trump and Sessions’s quiet success: reinvigorating the federal war on drugs.

+ There were bipartisan efforts to roll back some elements of the drug war, especially when it comes to draconian prison sentences. Those efforts are no longer underway. From The Guardian: How Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump have restarted the war on drugs.

+ “LSD in the ’60s; ecstasy in the ’80s; ‘smart’ drugs today: how we get high reflects the desires and fears of our times.” Cody Delistraty in Aeon: Drugs du jour.