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Ifill asks when it’s appropriate to use nuclear weapons; Palin rants about keeping North Korea from getting them.

Biden hammers Afghanistan v. Iraq theme. Palin hammers Biden on voting for the Use of Force Resolution. Not sure Biden’s point comes through.

Q to Biden: You disagree with Obama about some stuff. If you are elected and become President, how would a Biden administration differ from an Obama administration? Now Biden ducks: fervently recites campaign talking points. Palin does the same.

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: