If McCain has such esteem for veterans, why doesn’t he ever do anything about it?
Hilzoy nails the Straight Talker:
I do not, and never would, question either John McCain’s personal heroism or his admiration and respect for veterans. If I hadn’t just gone and looked up his record on veterans’ issues, it would not occur to me to wonder whether that admiration and respect had actually translated into action. But I did, and it didn’t.
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.
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)
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