Turnabout is fair play

The attempt to censure Pete Stark breaks the “ethics truce.” Time to go after the GOP crooks, hard.

Doesn’t the Republican censure resolution against Pete Stark (promptly tabled) break the “ethics truce”? If so, let’s have some all-out warfare. The Republicans have done well so far pretending that everyone is just as corrupt as everyone else. Let’s start making them vote to defend their colleagues who are about to be indicted.

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