Advice to the Democrats from John Cole ….

“The more they squeal, the harder you hit.”

… on how to handle the Foley Follies:

… the more they squeal, the harder you hit.

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:

One thought on “Advice to the Democrats from John Cole ….”

  1. Cole is right…but on the other hand, I think the most effective thing Democrats can do right now is stay out of the way. Republicans are doing pretty well tearing each other apart, and that's the best thing that can possibly happen. It seems to be dominating the news cycle pretty well without a lot of flogging from the Democrats, so…why not let it go on that way?
    We'll likely need to be more active down the line a ways, but right now I think we shouldn't distract from the Republicans' own farce.

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