Scorched earth campaigning

An Obama volunteer reports massive cheating by the Clinton forces in Nevada.

Question for Hillary Rodham Clinton:

Is this sort of behavior worth the long-term cost?

Apparently Rahm Emmanuel doesn’t think so.

Most of last summer and fall, Obama was behind, and kept it clean. But as soon as HRC was seriously threatened, no tactic was too gross. Were the last seven years of anything-to-win politics so pleasant that we want another term of the same?

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: