Hit ’em again, again, again!
    Harder, harder!

The policies of the current administration have weakened us, and its politics have divided us. George W. Bush, who does not believe that America can win the war on terror, is unfit to be commander in chief.

I’m delighted that John Kerry has decided to take the gloves off at last, and the bleating from Red Blogland testifies to the effectiveness of his speech.

Here’s some prose I’d like to see in the next one:

The policies of the current administration have weakened us, and its politics have divided us. George W. Bush, who does not believe that America can win the war on terror, is unfit to be commander in chief.

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