Maybe he had the radio receiver
    implanted in his teeth?

No bulge this time.

No bulge this time.

I wasn’t going to mention this issue, despite a couple of emails from readers. But I suppose if it’s not too nutty for Elisabeth Bumiller it’s not too nutty for me. Actually, the self-restraint of Left Blogland on this one, compared to the manic reaction from the right when Kerry took out a pen, is something to be a little bit proud of.

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