Team Bush vs. the truth

The Bush Administration’s difficulties in obeying the commandment “You shall not lie to one another or deceive one another” are so profound that cataloguing all the instances would be a full-time task. But I’ve assembled a very partial list here.

I invite Bush defenders to take any example and explain why it doensn’t show what I say it shows, either in the comments on O.S.P. or by email to me.

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

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  1. Fabricating fabricators

    After posting "a very partial list" of Bush administration deceptions, falsehoods, etc. yesterday at OSP, Mark Kleiman is now challenging the president's most ardent supporters to try to make a case for the defense. Somehow, I don't think he's going…

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