I’ve said my last rude word about HRC.

Hitting hard is sometimes necessary. Unnecessary roughness is a foul.

It looks to me as if the Democratic primary season is effectively over. Time for Obama supporters to aim their fire at John McCain, who, after all, presents a target-rich environment. I can’t speak for my RBC colleagues, but as far as I’m concerned anyone looking for criticism of Hillary Rodham Clinton or her campaign will have to look elsewhere from now on.

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