CNN tonight at 8pm Eastern

I’ll be on with Max Kellerman and Reihan Salam, talking about religion and politics in the context of the poll showing 20% of the voters think that the President is Muslim. (I hadn’t known, this, but apparently Colin Powell made my comment for me: “And if he were, would there be something wrong with that?”

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:

6 thoughts on “CNN tonight at 8pm Eastern”

  1. I'm sorry, but what is Max Kellerman doing on this panel? His background is as a boxing analyst. He can be very entertaining, though also lunkheadedly wrong. Granted, I haven't watched any boxing since my ex-wife left in 2006, but I have a hard time seeing him having evolved that much over the interim.

  2. Apparently Kellerman was filling in for Rick Sanchez. I don't know his work, but he seemed to be both better informed than average and more willing to let his guests make their points. We didn't have much time, but I don't think any of it was wasted.

  3. Well, it would imply that he's been lying about his religion, but considering whose church he'd been attending, that might be a positive.

  4. "Well, it would imply that he’s been lying about his religion, but considering whose church he’d been attending, that might be a positive."

    Ahh — the Jermiah Wright red herring.

    Isn't it peculiar that in 2004, when the Democratic nominee for President came from Boston–the epicenter of the pedophile priest scandal–no Republican of any stature called upon Senator Kerry to denounce Cardinal Law? (Or to denounce the Pope who transferred the Cardinal to Rome just a step ahead of a grand jury subpoena)

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