Reward offered

Now that the New York Times has published its highly flattering portrait of Glenn Reynolds, I’m offering a $5 to the first person who spots anything resembling an apology or retraction from any of the right-bloggers who published warnings about the coming Times “hit job” on Reynolds.

Perhaps the reason the New York Times doesn’t bill itself as “a crusading liberal newspaper” is that it isn’t a crusading liberal newspaper, but a document published by a bunch of human beings trying, not always successfully, to run a real, balanced newspaper. Just try to imagine a truly crusading paper — the Washington Times, for example — running a piece that nice about someone on the other side of the partisan divide.

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