Faith-based pork

An expose of the White House Faith-Based Programs office from its former deputy director.

C’mon, you didn’t really believe that the “faith-based initiative” stuff was anything but a political scam, did you?

I keep hoping that another few years of having the right-wing clergy sucking at the Federal teat will bring an end to the Fourth Great Awakening. And not a minute too soon, either.

And if you were wondering how the “faith-based initiative” process was going to avoid funding jihadists, don’t worry: they just load the review panels with bigots who give all proposals from non-Christians scores of zero.

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

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  1. If David Kuo said it then it must be true. Also, Sam the dog just furnished a report that pegs the latest Iraqi death total at 4 million billion. However, neither of the two reports are for the purpose of electioneering; that is reserved for Foley (who resigned long ago). No, this election will be won or lost on the facts. As long as those facts exclude: 4.6% unemployment, DOW 12,000, and any national security issues.
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