Long before the Simpsons did it, my brother started quoting ideas from the Economist just to sound smart. I'll be damned if quoting from them doesn't make him sound smarter!
If you don't read the Economist, you should. It's not an economics journal. Just get over the name. It's a world newspaper. But a magazine. And British. Like Time and Newsweek. But for smart folk.
The Economist is generally a bit too economically conservative for my tastes, but that's OK. It's still good. The Economist is good news reporting. It's what educated people read. And its got great high-brow fluff sections! Plus a killer obit.
I mention this not because I have a stake, but because the Economist has a bunch of stories this week about the war on drugs. They're against it.
To be honest, I haven't actually read yet the articles yet. I just got the issue in the mail today and a helpful heads-up in a comment.
But without having read it, I can pretty much guarantee that it's informative, interesting, and, more often than not, right. That's because it's the Economist.