Question for John McCain

If your wife won’t release her tax returns, how do we know that your official actions aren’t helping her business associates: Charles Keating, for example?

… that I’d like, but don’t expect, to see reporters asking relentlessly:

If the multimillionaire second wife who has financed your entire political career continues to refuse to release her tax returns,

what assurance do we have that your official actions have not favored her business associates, as they so clearly did in the case of Charles Keating?

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: