The dog that did not bark in the night

Why aren’t Scowcroft and Wilkerson getting slimed?

Have you noticed that Brent Scowcroft and Col. Wilkerson, having unleashed devastating critiques of the Bush Machine, aren’t getting the Richard Clarke/Joe Wilson slime-and-defend treatment? I have looked in all the usual places for attacks on their character, denigration of their competence, or innuendos about their sexual orientation, and looked in vain.

More evidence that Rove is losing his grip?

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