McCain lies down with another dog,
    gets up with more fleas

He’s just hired a campaign consultant knee-deep in the DeLay money laundering affair and the New Hampshire phone-jamming scandal.

Josh Marshall has more “straight talk” from St. John McCain.

How much longer are the mass media going to give McCain the same sort of free pass they gave St. Ralph Nader in 2000? It looks as if someone needs to organize a “truth squad” to stalk McCain’s talk-show appearances and ask him pointed questions.

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: