Let’s not go there

I wish the left-of-center bloggers who are spreading rumors about a Republican governor’s private life would quit it. You know who you are, and I’m not going to link to you or even give my readers hints about what the rumors are.

And no, I don’t give a damn whether the underlying story is true or not: it’s still none of anybody’s business. (Well, that’s not quite right. If the stories are lies, it’s even more disgusting.) There’s no reason to let Matt Drudge drag us down to his level.

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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  1. You Take the High Road, and I'll Take the Low Road

    Mark Kleiman is considerably more conservative than I am, but is without a doubt a particularly smart and careful blogger. I respect him greatly. He has a burr under his saddle regarding posts such as this one that I offered a while back, and so has …

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