Slate takes a cheap shot at (of) Dean

William Saletan seems to be getting tired of Howard Dean’s combination of loose tongue and thin skin. Well, me too.

But that’s no excuse for the photo Slate’s editors decided to run. The rules of visual discourse are much less demanding when it comes to intellectual honesty than the rules of verbal discourse, but even by those loose standards the photo is a low blow.

Update: However, if you like low blows, check out this site, as linked by Ogged of Unfogged.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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  1. Don't Twist My Picture

    First, you'll need to look at the picture of Howard Dean accompanying this article. Mark Kleiman writes, The rules of visual discourse are much less demanding when it comes to intellectual honesty than the rules of verbal discourse, but even by those l…

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