Looking forward to 2012

Huckabee 1, Romney 0.

Huckabee is slaughtering Romney.

Thank God for the money-cons who kept him off the ticket.

Though the “he brung back dangerous ideas from Erp” rap is pretty disgusting, it probably sells.

One outrageous lie: Huckabee claims that McCain refused to “say the few simple words” his captors demanded. Alas, in fact McCain confessed to “war crimes.” No discredit to him. But facts are facts.

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