Another bigot heard from

The always disgusting Cal Thomas weighs in on Dean’s Jewish wife, throwing in a completely extraneous reference to oral sex just in case anyone thought it was OK to have children read Thomas’s column. (Thanks to Atrios for the pointer.)

Cal also seems to have a rather strange view of Congregationalism, one that would have considerably puzzled Congregationalists such as Jonathan Edwards and Cotton Mather (or John Adams or Calvin Coolidge, for that matter.) He seems to have it conflused with Quakerism. Congregationalism, with its roots in Calvinism, was the original Puritan denomination in New England.

Still waiting to hear from conservatives on what they think of this. Cal Thomas isn’t a random fruitcake like Grills; he’s a widely syndicated columnist.

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: