More liberal media at work

Bob Graham of Florida declares for President on the obviously correct platform, both substantively and tactically: restoring prosperity through fiscal responsibility and conducting a foreign policy based on the real threats to the country rather than “settling old scores.” Adam Nagourney of the New York Times devotes zero space to considering the substance of Graham’s ideas or his record as Governor and Senator, and many column inches to questioning the political viability of the Graham campaign. If after forty years in public life the worst knocks on Graham are that he speaks badly and is an obsessive list-keeper, he must really and truly be squeaky-clean.

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: