Time to vote

Obama needs 12,000 more donors to get to the goal of 1.5 million by Tuesday. Will you be one of them?

Even if you’re not in Indiana or North Carolina, you have a chance to vote this week. The Obama campaign has a target of 1.5 million donors by Tuesday, and right now they’re about 12,000 short. $5 is a lot more than nothing. It means you’re taking a stake in the campaign, and striking a blow for citizen-driven politics. If you’ve already given, talk to your friends.

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Update Obama picks up 3000 contributors overnight, now only 9000 shy of the target. As it happens, RBC gets about 3000 readers per day. Coincidence? Or did every RBC viewer contribute? We report; you decide.

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