Eerie silence

Isn’t it news when a suspected terrorist is invited by the Republican party to co-chair an event featuring the President of the United States?

Can anyone tell me why there hasn’t been more of a fuss about the Republicans inviting a man on the no-fly list as a suspected terrorist to co-chair a fundraiser featuring George W. Bush? I’m used to the media double standard and all, but can you imagine the uproar if, say, Bill Clinton or John Kerry had done the same thing?

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: