Just wondering

If John Kerry is unfit to be President because in 1995 he proposed reducing the intelligence budget by 1%, then what is John Ashcroft doing still in the AG’s slot, having having taken terrorism off the list of DoJ priorities a month before 9-11? And why hasn’t whoever at OMB decided to cut $1 billion from an FBI request for $1.5 billion in extra counter-terror funds after 9-11 looking for a job?

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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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