Valerie Plame is #4 on Howard Dean’s list of questions for the President. I don’t know how much, if any, fact-checking Dean’s staff did before posting the question. But if the charge that the White House blew an agent’s cover as an act of political revenge on her husband is false (as the Tom Maguire, the MinuteMan, suspects [*]) Dean is now a sitting duck for the White House or any journalist with the energy to get to the facts.
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.
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)
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