Paging Ms. Pelosi

Bribes from Turkey? That’s a no-no.

Looks as if Denny Hastert got some ‘splainin’ to do. When the Speaker of the House is credibly accused of taking money from foreign sources linked to drug dealers, it’s time for the Ethics Committee to wake up, or for the minority party to bring all other activity to a halt until it does.

Hat tip: Raw Story, via Talk Left.

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: