The first step in an impeachment …

… is a resolution of inquiry. Jay Inslee of Washington plans to file one tomorrow against Gonzales. Don’t applaud; just throw money.

… is a resolution of inquiry.

According to MS-NBC, Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) is apparently filing one in the Gonzales case.

He’s from Seattle, which I assume is a safe Democratic seat. Still, if he were to receive a flood of small contributions this week, that might send a message to his colleagues, on the “No applause, just throw money” principle.

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: