Hey! Maybe somebody here does

You play it like this.

John Edwards, alone among Democrats, seems to grasp the plain fact that, deep down, this is still a Puritan country, and people prefer their political arguments dressed up as sermonettes. I still think 2004 is a year for a candidate who can outflank Bush on national security, which means Graham or Clark. But whoever runs needs to be able to sound the note Edwards sounds.

Thanks to Tapped for the pointer.

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