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Given failed war on drugs, Lewis charges no surprise

ALITTLE news for the many Jamal Lewis fans -- of whom I am one -- who think the Baltimore Ravens' great running back is a victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor reaching too far to make a case out of the word "Yeah," uttered during a cellular telephone call four years ago: We're still at war. In case you missed it, the U.S. government has been engaged in a war on drugs since Jamal Lewis was a toddler. Ronald Reagan declared the war in 1982, and Poppy Bush escalated it in 1989. Congress has increased the legal weaponry of federal agencies and prosecutors, and forced mandatory minimum sentencing on judges. We've put oodles of drug offenders, mostly young...