Tangled web, cont’d

Yep. Jeep ad all over the Sunday talk shows.

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

5 thoughts on “Tangled web, cont’d”

  1. I doubt the Romney campaign cares much about this one way or another. People who watch the Sunday gasbag shows weren’t the target audience for the ads. Romeny got far less pushback in Ohio or other Midwestern swing states ( where it would have mattered ). The local papers didn’t do much beyond pointing out that the ad was “controversial ” and local tv apparently didn’t really do everett that much.

    The Obama people didn’t seem to do much either. I was also surprised that the unions didn’t do more–I know they did some stuff but this was their opportunity to go all out and show that they can made a difference in a crucial state. Basically, Romney is speaking directly and powerfully to the low information votes who may well decide the race while the Democrats and their allies are playing nice to impress the beltway boys. Not the Chicago way.

    1. this, rather than the next three, I fear. High-information voters have known that Romney is a liar for ages.

  2. Well, what do you know, top journalists stepping up for truth! Journalism! Truth! Bravery! Heroism! Freedom! Democracy!

    “To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.
    Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Green Mumford (18 June 1799).

  3. Three cheers for Candy Crowley, for David Gregory, for Chris Wallace! Heroes right now for truth and democracy.

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