The nice thing about having Bush Derangement Syndrome …

… is that the world keeps justifying your prejudices. Tom Ridge confirms that the terror-threat-alert system was manipulated for partisan gain.

… is that the world keeps justifying your prejudices. Marc Ambinder picks up on Tom Ridge’s concession that yes, the terror-threat-level system was being manipulated for partisan advantage, and notes that those who seemed to be motivated by “gut hatred” of Bush turned out, once again, to have been right.

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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