The White House backs down again

Hey, these guys are easier to push around than they seemed to be!
Now they’re going to let the 9-11 Commission see all the Clinton papers.

Hey, these guys are easier to push around than they seemed to be!

Now they’re going to let the 9-11 Commission see all the Clinton papers.

Speaking of the Commission and its relationship to the White House, two other random thoughts. doesn’t having Bush and Cheney appear together seem like an appalling confession of how little trust Bush has in himself, or how little trust his staff has in him?

2. The claim that the Commission is somehow part of the legislative branch because it was created by legislation doesn’t pass the giggle test. By that standard, the Office of Management and Budget is “legislative” rather than executive. The Constitution contemplates that not all executive branch officials will be chosen by the President

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