Christmas in May?

Ernie Fletcher, the ethically challenged Republican Governor of Kentucky, won re-nomination. That should mean another state house pickup for Democrats in a very Red state.

Kentucky Republicans have re-nominated their ethically challenged Governor, while the strongest Democratic candidate against him managed to escape a run-off primary and gets to start the general election race now. This one should be a “gimme” for the Democrats.

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: