Let’s-you-and-him-fight Dep’t

Romney plans to go after Thompson’s lobbying activities. Will Thompson hit back? Pass the popcorn.

What Eleventh Commandment?

From Thursday’s NYT:

Anticipating Mr. Thompson’s entry into the race, Mr. Romney’s advisers said they had begun examining Mr. Thompson’s record and plan to highlight his work as a trial lawyer and Washington lobbyist. They also said they thought they could raise doubts about him among conservatives by noting his support, along with Mr. McCain, of campaign finance legislation that has been widely criticized by conservatives.

Hey, Fred! You gonna take that guff from a guy who isn’t even really a Christian? What kind of yellow-bellied sissy are you, anyway?

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