Branding Cheney a liar

Newsweek makes a good start.

The tactical question coming out of the debate is whether Cheney gets branded a liar.

Kerry and Edwards have other fish to fry right now, with Bremer, Duelfer, Rumsfeld, and the CIA all blasting holes in the Bushite narrative about Iraq.

So it’s up to the rest of us, but most of all to the mainstream press. Mike Isikoff and Mark Hosenball in Newsweek do a good job on the big lies. But we’re still waiting for a political reporter who to review all the facts about Cheney’s little lies about Edwards’s Senate record.

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