Sharpton and Stone

Roger Stone has been advising Al Sharpton. At least Sharpton has the good taste to lie about it. But Stone is unashamed.

Tucker Carlson explains the commonality that binds him and Stone to Sharpton: black racists and Reagan conservatives join in hating liberals. Well, as FDR said, I wear their hatred of me as a badge of honor.

So could we hear a little less from the right wing about what a disgrace it is that mainstream Democrats tolerate Sharpton? (Actually I think it is, as I’ve said before. I’m still hoping that one of the other candidates will land on him hard at the next debate.)

But at least the mainstream Dems aren’t working for Sharpton.

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