Kevin Drum endorses Wes Clark

Hot on the trail of the news that the latest South Carolina poll has Clark up 17-10 over Edwards comes the truly stunning development: Kevin Drum has come out for Clark.

Howard Dean has a press conference scheduled for tomorrow. His staff is downplaying rumors that he will announce that he’s dropping out of the race. But they can’t conceal that the loss of the Calpundit primary is a major blow to their hopes.

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: