Classy

Obama co-sponsors legislation to remove any doubt about McCain’s eligibility to be President.

Obama co-sponsors legislation by his supporter Claire McCaskill to remove any doubt about John McCain’s eligibility to be President.

Of course it was a nonsense issue from the beginning, but I like the idea that Obama just stepped up and did the right thing.

Footnote But why limit the resolution to military brats? The child of citizens is a citizen, no matter where the birth takes place. No naturalization is necessary. So it seems to me that all such children are “natural-born citizens.”

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