Sen. Larry Craig to resign. Too bad Vitter’s staying.

Larry Craig is going to call it a career.

Let’s just hope the next Republican Senator caught in a men’s room encounter with a cop comes from a state with a Democratic governor, or that someone in the media pushes a little harder on the question of how many of Sen. Vitter’s “sins” were in fact crimes.

Footnote Now that he’s gone, wouldn’t you like to know how Roll Call found out about the arrest? The Minneapolis Star-Tribune explains how their reporters missed it.

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