Oh … my … God!

Michelle Obama knocks it out of the park.

I’m about the least sentimental person I know, but I choked up listening to Michelle Obama’s speech. Even the Republican talking heads can’t find a bad word to say about her. Bill Schneider is talking about this as the first speech of Michelle’s future political career. And the shout-out to Hillary was inspired.

All the folks who have been slagging her for the past four months are now looking like a bunch of liars. The hostile, “entitled” black nationalist they’ve been describing was simply not in evidence.

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